By Dr. Debra Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s chief medical officer By now, you’ve probably heard the word “pandemic” countless times as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact people’s health, well-being and daily life. Flu season is coming, and with it, the possibility of a twindemic, or two pandemics happening at
As Nebraska moves through an uncertain school year, there is one aspect that should remain consistent with year’s past: Ensuring children receive their immunizations. Vaccines are crucial to protect children from preventable diseases, even if they are not attending in-person classes. “It is important that children receive their scheduled immunizations, and that they get the
Donations from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) are helping students return to the classroom safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lourdes Central Catholic Schools In Nebraska City, students at Lourdes Central Catholic Schools recently started the new school year in-person, heading back to the classroom for the first time since March. “We’re
Colin Hayworth, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) talent acquisition manager, was recently featured on the Employment Gurus podcast. Kelly Adams, who has more than 30 years of employment experience, hosts the podcast, which aims to provide job seekers and human resources specialists with information on the employment world. During his interview with
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) launched a pilot program to recruit work-from-home customer service representatives in Norfolk, Columbus and greater Omaha, demonstrating its commitment to Nebraska’s economic development, a sustainable remote-working environment and localized member support. As part of the pilot, 10 new employees started Aug. 31, with more to follow soon.
With chronic health conditions on the rise, more Americans are at risk for colorectal cancer, according to a recent Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health of America study. A key component of the study’s findings relates to the health of millennials, who were born between 1981 and 1996. BCBS previously examined millennial health and found
Kerry Kremke, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) chief information security officer and director of information security and privacy, believes wellness is a journey influenced by his actions. “What I eat, the activities I do, the way I work with people, the attitude I choose to take and my spiritual connection are a
School is back in session, and as we all know, it’s much different than any year before. Schools across the country are adopting various forms of all-digital or blended virtual and in-person classrooms. With this new normal comes an increased use of online learning, which makes it even more important to make sure students don’t
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) school supply drive for Conestoga Elementary was back in session this year with the need greater than ever for donations. “Many families are struggling to pay bills, so money for school supplies is not available,” said Mindi Struck, agile project manager at BCBSNE and drive volunteer. Even
Since March 24, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness team has been offering virtual group exercise classes for employees. The wellness team made the adjustment to the regular, in-person group exercise classes offered in the onsite gym at Blue Cross Centre as employees transitioned to working from home due to the pandemic.