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About Kyleigh Smart

Kyleigh’s love for communications began at Creighton University and has expanded since joining BCBSNE’s internal communications team. Kyleigh enjoys the challenge of writing for a variety of platforms and covering diverse topics.

BCBSNE promotes fresh, local foods through CSA

A community supported agriculture program, or CSA, allows citizens to have access to high quality, fresh and locally grown foods from regional farmers. Most CSAs allow you to purchase a weekly or bi-weekly “share” of food to pick up at a convenient location. Melissa Young, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska health care delivery

By |2018-07-06T10:53:31+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE promotes fresh, local foods through CSA

BCBSNE kicks off a 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve your overall health—that’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness program is hosting a 10K-A-Day challenge, encouraging employees to dust off their fitness trackers and get moving. The goal is to reach the recommended 10,000 steps per day over a six-week period. By

By |2018-05-09T10:24:32+00:00May 9th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on BCBSNE kicks off a 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Over 800 BCBSNE employees gear up to walk at lunch

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s 12th annual National Walk at Lunch day is just around the corner, and over 800 BCBSNE employees are gearing up to walk on Wednesday, April 25. Kathy Nellor, BCBSNE wellness services manager, has been participating in National Walk at Lunch day since it began 12 years ago. “Being

By |2018-04-18T09:51:00+00:00April 18th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on Over 800 BCBSNE employees gear up to walk at lunch

BCBSNE promotes value-based care at second provider conference

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska hosted its second provider conference in Omaha, attracting 221 attendees. The conference was an opportunity for BCBSNE representatives to demonstrate their ongoing interest in collaborating with the provider community. “I loved the pace and the change in speakers; it kept the conference flowing,” said Ashley Trice, patient access

By |2018-04-05T16:11:32+00:00April 5th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on BCBSNE promotes value-based care at second provider conference

BCBSNE hosts 12th Annual National Walk at Lunch Day

Each year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska encourages the community to come together to walk at lunch for better health. Studies show that walking for just 30 minutes a day can reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, improve muscle tone and reduce stress. Tens of thousands of walkers participated nationwide in last year’s

By |2018-04-02T14:28:52+00:00April 2nd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on BCBSNE hosts 12th Annual National Walk at Lunch Day

Heart Health Month hits home for Blue Cross employee

Dionne Whitfield, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska group leader and broker services representative, was only 38 when she underwent triple bypass surgery. Now, she celebrates Women’s Heart Health Month by sharing her story to raise awareness. “I want to share my experience with other women so they aren’t blindsided like I was by

By |2018-03-12T11:23:01+00:00February 27th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Heart Health Month hits home for Blue Cross employee

Eight steps to maintain healthy eating and exercise

Are you beginning to lose your motivation to eat healthy and hit the gym? The reality is that many people make drastic changes quickly, and soon burn out and forget their goals altogether. “Many people make ambitious wellness goals after the New Year, the problem is they soon lose interest,” Caroline Kahnk, wellness coordinator, said.

By |2018-02-07T14:36:46+00:00February 7th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Eight steps to maintain healthy eating and exercise

Become a mentor, change a life

Many of us can identify a person in our own lives that we consider a mentor-maybe it was a great boss, a former professor or your high school sports coach. These are the people who guided and supported us along the way. And now, we have the opportunity to do the same for someone else-

By |2018-02-02T09:27:08+00:00February 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Become a mentor, change a life