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Employees celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion all summer long

Throughout the summer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) employee resource groups (ERG) celebrated diversity, equity and inclusion by marching in parades, networking with coworkers and supporting the Omaha community. Check out what BCBSNE’s ERGs have been up to: Omaha Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta Carnival Starting off the summer, Latinos Empowered

By |2022-08-16T09:55:02-05:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Employees celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion all summer long

BCBSNE, community members celebrate the new Buena Vista YMCA Express

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) joined the YMCA of Greater Omaha, Omaha Public Schools (OPS) and other community members in celebrating the ribbon cutting of the new Buena Vista YMCA Express on Thursday, Aug. 4. “Buena Vista is the first express YMCA in the Omaha Metro area,” said Rebecca Deterding, president and

By |2022-08-10T10:34:01-05:00August 10th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, community members celebrate the new Buena Vista YMCA Express

BCBSNE named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has been named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine. The annual feature identifies businesses who are leading the way in supporting women inside and outside their workforces. BCBSNE ranked 130th overall, and ninth among insurance companies, on the list of 400 organizations. Women

By |2022-08-05T15:45:57-05:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes

Wise & Well: Kara Urkoski’s journey – ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’

Kara Urkoski and her youngest son Blake pictured on vacation in Florida. Kara Urkoski, provider executive II at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), credits her success in leading an active lifestyle to being involved in sports when she was a kid. “I played soccer a lot when I was younger, I was

By |2022-08-04T08:57:20-05:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kara Urkoski’s journey – ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’

BCBSNE helps strike out hunger

When most people think of summer, they think of swimming pools, popsicles and, of course, baseball; however, for some, summer means hunger. That’s why Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) joined Food Bank for the Heartland’s Strike Out Hunger campaign, which helps address food insecurity. During the month of June, organizations and their

By |2022-08-01T13:13:20-05:00August 1st, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE helps strike out hunger

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer a new individual plan on the ACA Marketplace for 2023, increasing coverage choices across the state

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will introduce a new individual health care plan called Nebraska HeartlandBlue on the government’s ACA Marketplace for 2023, providing Nebraskans and their families not covered under an employer’s health plan with more choices in coverage. “We exist to serve the people of Nebraska, to provide them with

By |2022-08-01T15:42:39-05:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer a new individual plan on the ACA Marketplace for 2023, increasing coverage choices across the state

Traveling this summer? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

Tom Kocanda is a security and compliance education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online.  Along with the warmer weather comes school break and, of course, the much-anticipated summer getaway. Whether you are taking a road trip somewhere nearby or

By |2022-07-12T10:53:40-05:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Traveling this summer? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

Four tips for summertime safety

As you gear up to enjoy the hotter temperatures, you may begin to spend more time outdoors. While summer is a time to relax, don’t forget to stick to the basics of summer safety. Here are four tips to keep having summer fun. Stay hydrated As the weather heats up, so do you. To regulate

By |2022-07-20T15:41:38-05:00July 19th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Four tips for summertime safety

Intern finds growth at BCBSNE through Avenue Scholars program

When Savannah Dubord first got her Avenue Scholars letter in the mail, she did not know that it would lead to an internship at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The Avenue Scholars Program assists students starting their junior year of high school in developing professional skills that eventually help them find stable,

By |2022-07-14T08:41:39-05:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Team Blue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Intern finds growth at BCBSNE through Avenue Scholars program

Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost nine out of 10 people struggle to comprehend health information when their health care provider or others use unfamiliar or complex terms. Proper patient-provider communication creates a strong base for developing long-term, trusting relationships that improve personal health literacy – the ability of the

By |2022-07-11T12:55:00-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy