About Molly Monahan

Molly Monahan is a communications intern at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. She enjoys writing human interest stories, blogs and in her free time, she likes to write creative fiction.

Wise and Well: Amanda Sanger strives for balance and growth

Everyone gets that feeling of being overwhelmed in their life, and Amanda Sanger is no stranger to that feeling. Sanger, a nurse manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), juggles work, family and her pursuit of higher education every day. Throughout her nine years as a nurse with BCBSNE, Sanger has built

By |2024-05-29T12:07:09-05:00May 29th, 2024|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Amanda Sanger strives for balance and growth

Nebraskans step up for health on National Walk at Lunch Day

On Wednesday, April 24 Nebraskans from across the state took a 30-minute walk to prioritize better health and a stronger community on National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) joined forces with YMCAs across the state to host the annual event to encourage healthy practices and support the

By |2024-05-09T14:20:40-05:00May 9th, 2024|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nebraskans step up for health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Wise and Well: Brett Young’s path to resilience

Brett Young participating in the Born & Raced in Nebraska Leprechaun Chase 10K Brett Young, a strategic account executive for government and association accounts at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has had a fitness journey with many highs and lows. From running with his dad to starting a small fitness

By |2024-02-02T16:03:05-06:00February 5th, 2024|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Brett Young’s path to resilience

Ringing in the holiday season

Kim Arnold, vice president of marketing and communications at BCBSNE (left) with BCBSNE's President and CEO Jeff Russel (right). As another holiday season comes to an end, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual bell ringing tradition does, too. During the holiday season, BCBSNE supports the community by volunteering for the

By |2024-01-11T13:14:11-06:00January 12th, 2024|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Ringing in the holiday season

Wise and Well: A runner’s journey to wellness

Amanda (left) pictured with her wife Lauren. Amanda Merfeld, a communications strategist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), started running two years ago during COVID-19 to prioritize her wellness and mental health. “I was diagnosed with both anxiety and depression at the age of 15,” Merfeld said. “My doctor said

By |2023-12-04T13:49:50-06:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: A runner’s journey to wellness

Wise and Well: Lynda Crouch’s fight against breast cancer

Breast cancer impacts one in eight women worldwide, according to BreastCancer.org. Lynda Crouch, a workforce management coordinator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), is one of these women. Crouch was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer just last year after going in for her annual mammogram. Crouch, whose mom and aunts had all been

By |2023-10-30T16:22:09-05:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Lynda Crouch’s fight against breast cancer

BCBSNE supports Conestoga Elementary, donating supplies to 389 students

  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees were able to supply 389 Conestoga Elementary students with notebooks, folders, pencils and more to prepare them for the school year. The school supply drive for Conestoga Elementary is an annual tradition at BCBSNE. This year, BCBSNE employees had the option to adopt

By |2023-10-11T14:30:08-05:00October 12th, 2023|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE supports Conestoga Elementary, donating supplies to 389 students

Wise and Well: Hannah Wooden priorities her health to be the best version of herself

Making a commitment to her fitness at a young age, Hannah Wooden, a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has always found a way to put her health first. She found her passion for fitness, especially CrossFit and weightlifting, in high school, and it has continued to grow. “In

By |2023-09-27T14:50:21-05:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Hannah Wooden priorities her health to be the best version of herself

See what BCBSNE’s ERGs have been up to this summer

In the months of May, June and July, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) employee resource groups (ERG) were busy all around the community. LEAP participates in Cinco de Mayo Omaha At the start of summer on May 6, Latinos Empowered to Achieve their Potential (LEAP) participated in Cinco de Mayo Omaha. The

By |2023-08-23T11:12:20-05:00August 3rd, 2023|Categories: Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on See what BCBSNE’s ERGs have been up to this summer
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