At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) travel-themed health fair, employees chose their own adventure while visiting booths and learning more about health, safety and benefits opportunities available in the company and community.

BCBSNE hosted the fair at Blue Cross Centre. More than 35 vendors, including Jeana Tortorilla with the National Safety Council, Nebraska, attended and shared information with employees.

Tortorilla provided information on workplace safety, CPR, first aid and driving safety.

“Most importantly right now, we have a campaign about distracted driving,” Tortorilla said. “We’re trying to get the word out to people to put down their phones and just drive.”

Tortorilla also attended the fair in 2018. Overall, she says her experiences at BCBSNE’s health, safety and benefits fairs have been “great.”

“It’s crazy that we have two hours of a constant crowd,” Tortorilla said. “Great people are here with questions.”

Stacey Miskie, a nurse with Methodist Hospital, came to the fair to share smoking cessation information.

“I do work with BCBSNE on quitting smoking,” Miskie said. “We partner up to provide classes with Quit Smart.”

BCBSNE employee Donna Jones attended the fair for the first time this year. Jones, a new hire, said the experience was “awesome.”

“I like the fact that you can go up to people, and they’re really knowledgeable and know exactly what they’re talking about,” Jones said.

88 Tactical was Jones’ favorite booth.

“They teach a protection class and how to protect yourself if someone were to harass you,” Jones said. “I think that’s amazing.”

BCBSNE employee Bob Basile is an experienced fair-goer who also enjoyed visiting the booths and learning more about the health, safety and benefits opportunities available locally.

“I’ve gotten some valuable information,” Basile said. “The fair is a good chance to see all the different vendors and hang out with your coworkers.”

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