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Mary Kate Phelan is a communications intern at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and a senior at Creighton University.

Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

“Getting to the gym isn’t always easy—living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy,” says Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Senior Systems Engineer Matt Barry. For Barry, he has no choice but to make his health a priority. At the age of 33, Barry received news from doctors that his cholesterol levels were

By |2022-01-05T09:44:55-06:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

Wise & Well: Ashlie Peters lives a healthy lifestyle for her daughters

After becoming a new mom this summer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Major Accounts Executive Ashlie Peters looked at her health in a completely different light. “Health has always been important to me, but more so now as a new mom,” says Peters. “I’ve always enjoyed exercise,” says Peters. “It’s my zen,

By |2021-12-23T12:02:01-06:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Ashlie Peters lives a healthy lifestyle for her daughters

Wise & Well: Jean Wurtz’s healthy lifestyle is a positive cycle

Growing up, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Executive Assistant Jean Wurtz and her family belonged to the local YMCA. She spent a lot of her childhood there—from softball to swimming, being active has always been a part of Wurtz’s life. “Any kind of fitness or physical activity is a stress reliever,” said

By |2021-12-02T14:59:06-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jean Wurtz’s healthy lifestyle is a positive cycle

BCBSNE raises over $373,000 for United Way of the Midlands

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) exceeded its annual United Way of the Midlands (UWM) fundraising campaign goal of $350,000 by raising $373,357. UWM is a local charitable organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable work toward independence through programs fostering basic needs, education and financial stability. For over 30 years, BCBSNE’s annual

By |2021-11-15T09:53:31-06:00November 15th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE raises over $373,000 for United Way of the Midlands

In honor of Veteran’s Day, BCBSNE employee Britton Battaglia shares his story

In honor of Veteran’s Day, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) highlights the story of employee Britton Battaglia, enterprise testing business analyst and veteran. Battaglia is one of the many veterans and employees involved in BCBSNE’s employee resource group, Military Families United Together. This community supports veterans and military families as well as

By |2021-11-11T16:28:17-06:00November 11th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on In honor of Veteran’s Day, BCBSNE employee Britton Battaglia shares his story

The importance of flu vaccinations this school year

As Nebraska moves into colder temperatures and flu season, now is the time to prioritize your annual flu shot. Especially as more students return to in-person learning, vaccination is more important than ever. The classroom environment presents a higher risk for infection and overall greater opportunities for viral transmission to the community. “Vaccination continues to

By |2021-10-25T10:46:55-05:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The importance of flu vaccinations this school year

Wise & Well: Julie Klein’s health and wellness journey

“I do my best to be active at least once a day. I get up early to squeeze in a walk with my dog, a quick run around the neighborhood or strength training before starting work,” said Julie Klein, strategic account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). What started as a lifestyle

By |2021-10-25T10:46:04-05:00October 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Julie Klein’s health and wellness journey

Forbes ranks BCBSNE third in Nebraska’s best employers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was recently ranked as a best employer in the state by Forbes. Forbes, in collaboration with market research company Statista, surveyed 80,000 Americans working at businesses with at least 500 employees to identify the best employers in each state. Results were compiled for all 50 states, plus the District

By |2021-09-27T15:21:31-05:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, News Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Forbes ranks BCBSNE third in Nebraska’s best employers

Tuition reimbursement program allows employee to invest in personal and professional journey

What started as a degree path transcended into a newfound confidence for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) account specialist Abbie Liss and her career. Liss is a recipient of tuition reimbursement benefits offered by BCBSNE. The company partners with a variety of universities to provide eligible employees with opportunities for assistance in

By |2021-08-25T10:24:00-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tuition reimbursement program allows employee to invest in personal and professional journey

BCBSNE’s 2021 interns celebrate a successful summer

This year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) virtually welcomed 24 interns to eight departments, including: information services (IS), actuarial, human resources (HR), marketing, communications, analytics, claims and health network services. In addition to performing the roles and responsibilities in their given departments, interns were busy with a full schedule of activities designed

By |2021-08-25T15:14:32-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s 2021 interns celebrate a successful summer