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COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is committed to providing resources to members and the community to help stop the spread of COVID-19. View the company’s latest updates below: Member outreach BCBSNE has called more than 560 members who are 65 and older to encourage them to talk to their doctors about the

By |2021-03-03T11:12:14-06:00March 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on COVID-19 update: Vaccine resources, answers from local experts and more now available

BCBSNE joins #DressinBlueNE effort to fight back against colon cancer

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is joining the statewide effort organized by the Nebraska Cancer Coalition (NC2) and the Great Plains Colon Cancer Task Force to help raise awareness of lifesaving colon cancer screening during Colon Cancer Awareness Month in March. BCBSNE encourages its employees and members to participate in Dress in

By |2021-03-03T10:46:19-06:00March 3rd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE joins #DressinBlueNE effort to fight back against colon cancer

Your Story: Triple the twirls with Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana

Every pregnancy is full of surprises, but Amber’s was especially remarkable. The likelihood of identical triplets like Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana being conceived spontaneously (without medical assistance) may well be one in a million. Amber hadn’t been trying to get pregnant, so learning she’d be having multiple babies at her first ultrasound – first

By |2021-03-01T10:27:32-06:00March 1st, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Triple the twirls with Sharlet, Sydnea and Savana

Wise & Well: The beat of Jeff Huether’s wellness

Wellness has never been a linear process for Jeff Huether – rather, it’s had its peaks and valleys. “Honestly, over time, my focus on wellness has reacted like the stock market,” said Huether, director of pharmacy at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “What has helped me is having a partner along the

By |2021-02-26T10:56:57-06:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: The beat of Jeff Huether’s wellness

Tips for sharing your COVID-19 vaccine experience on social media

Tom Kocanda is an enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online. As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, the number of Nebraskans who are getting the highly anticipated arm poke is also quickly increasing. For many, it’s a

BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages state residents to sign up to be notified when they’re eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  registration portal. The registration process begins with a short questionnaire asking for: Demographic details Medical history COVID-19 history Contact information

By |2021-02-17T10:38:23-06:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

When Grant was just 3 years old, his doctors discovered a murmur that required open heart surgery. “Even if they consider it a small surgery, it’s still very scary, as a parent, to know that your baby is going to be opened up on the table to do something like that to his heart,”

By |2021-02-11T17:12:18-06:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

Joni Wheeler, executive vice president of talent and enterprise solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has held a variety of leadership positions in several industries over the course of her career. Wheeler’s experience has shaped her beliefs on what it means to be a leader, and as many who have worked

By |2021-01-27T16:08:50-06:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans to get healthy

With the onset of a new year, many make resolutions to focus more on their health. The Ed Thomas YMCA of McCook’s Get Fit Team Challenge is making that easier. The challenge runs 10 weeks and has teams of 15 compete and motivate each other to a healthier lifestyle. “As a part of the challenge,

By |2021-01-22T11:47:02-06:00January 26th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans to get healthy

Wise & Well: Tammy Talacko’s way of wellness

Most people see their wellness as a checklist to get done throughout the day. Not Tammy Talacko. She sees it as a way of existence. “Being healthy is not a matter simply of getting in a certain number of steps each day and saying your prayers at night,” said Talacko, nurse care manager at Blue

By |2021-01-20T11:19:46-06:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tammy Talacko’s way of wellness