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Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness

During his time at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Ben Rose has learned how to take his wellness to a more comprehensive level. “Wellness, to me, is having the ability, energy and drive to be able to do the things in life that I want and need to do,” said Rose, director

By |2021-05-04T12:06:46-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness

Expert answers to supplemental insurance questions

Q&A with Scott Reid, vice president of sales and strategic relationships at LifeSecure  You may have heard of supplemental insurance products on TV or received mailings offering protection and coverage beyond your standard health insurance. But what exactly are supplemental health insurance products? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) offers supplemental products through

By |2021-04-26T09:35:51-05:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Expert answers to supplemental insurance questions

Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announces National Health Equity Strategy

Sets Goal to Reduce Racial Disparities in Maternal Health by 50% in Five Years On Tuesday, April 20, as part of its ongoing mission to improve the health of America, the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) announced its National Health Equity Strategy to confront the nation’s crisis in racial health disparities. This strategy intends

By |2021-04-22T15:32:13-05:00April 22nd, 2021|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross Blue Shield Association announces National Health Equity Strategy

Take the National Walk at Lunch Day pledge to support Special Olympics Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) invites individuals and organizations to stride toward better health and a stronger community during National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day on Wednesday, April 28. BCBSNE hosts NW@L Day annually to encourage Nebraskans to focus on their health by pledging to walk for 30 minutes. NW@L Day also

By |2021-04-19T15:24:51-05:00April 20th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Take the National Walk at Lunch Day pledge to support Special Olympics Nebraska

BCBSNE provides COVID-19 vaccine incentive for its employees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is providing an incentive for its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the company’s wellness program, Be Well at Blue. Be Well at Blue empowers employees to focus on their health goals by: Tracking preventive health exams Competing in wellness challenges Completing trainings and certifications, like

By |2021-04-07T08:34:24-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides COVID-19 vaccine incentive for its employees

Your Story: Jake’s play-by-play on living with celiac disease

Warm, salty, soft pretzels and well-dressed hot dogs slathered with all the fixings are ballpark snack staples, but for some, like Jake, having a treat while at a game isn’t as simple as ordering what looks best on the menu. At 14 years old, Jake was diagnosed with celiac disease, an autoimmune condition that

By |2021-04-12T11:22:43-05:00April 1st, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Jake’s play-by-play on living with celiac disease

Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court

Jim Hempel’s wellness journey began over a decade ago when he first started at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and found it was easy to prioritize his wellness when the company he worked for did, too. “It was the first time my employer was as deliberate about providing programing for its employees’

By |2021-03-31T11:38:44-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds annual meeting of members, re-elects two board members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) held its annual meeting of members on Monday, March 29. During the meeting, two board members were re-elected for three-year terms: Karen B. Aman, vice president, Mid America Computer Corporation and owner of EnSite Inc., Blair. Dan E. Ernst, associate executive director, Nebraska Council of School Administrators,

By |2021-03-31T15:05:41-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds annual meeting of members, re-elects two board members

Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Joanna is the nursing director of the intensive and progressive care units (ICU/PCU) at Mary Lanning Healthcare in Hastings – one of the areas in Nebraska hit hardest by the COVID-19 pandemic. She and her team of nurses saw an influx of patients and deaths in 2020.  “We wanted to take care of these patients,” Joanna said. “That’s why we are nurses because

By |2021-04-12T10:47:51-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Joanna cares for patients and creates life during pandemic

Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period

In response to the pandemic and in accordance with President Joe Biden’s executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at HealthCare.gov. Here are four things to know: What is

By |2021-03-25T12:57:46-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period