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BCBSNE employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Trevor Hagedorn was meeting a friend for breakfast on an icy Saturday morning when he came across the scene of an accident on Interstate 80. “I saw cars in front of me starting to slow down and wasn’t really sure what happened,” Hagedorn said. “Then, I

By |2019-02-08T08:42:34+00:00February 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee’s act of kindness helps Iowa family get home

Fear was her worst enemy until she started saying “yes” and proving her potential to herself

Backed by a powerful story of redemption, Omaha’s Bekah Jerde is living a life of action, inspiring, impacting and fearlessly saying “yes.” “I learned through my program of recovery that fear is the biggest thing to keep me back. … I have fear of my own potential; I have fear of engaging others. I’m learning

By |2019-01-28T11:50:03+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Fear was her worst enemy until she started saying “yes” and proving her potential to herself

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announces grants to nonprofits

As a Nebraska-based company, we believe strongly in giving back to our communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has a long tradition of providing significant support to nonprofit organizations statewide. “The grants are an opportunity for our company to recognize the meaningful work being done by organizations across the state to impact

By |2019-01-15T11:07:32+00:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announces grants to nonprofits

CASA volunteer says ‘it’s good to be a hero’ in the life of child

Here’s a quick glimpse into the psyche of Elkhorn’s Phil Brown: After he completed his 30 hours of training to become a court-appointed special advocate (CASA) for abused and neglected children, he volunteered to take on five cases. “They still joke about that. Nobody has five cases,” Brown says. One is typical. Brown and his

By |2019-01-07T09:08:56+00:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on CASA volunteer says ‘it’s good to be a hero’ in the life of child

Adopt-a-Family program creates special connection for BCBSNE employee

A phone call, a blessing and faith created a special bond between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Michelle Jackson and local senior Rose Cloud. Jackson and Cloud met through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-a-Family program, which pairs families and seniors in need with volunteers who donate gifts to make the holidays special.

By |2018-12-21T14:35:13+00:00December 21st, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Adopt-a-Family program creates special connection for BCBSNE employee

63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army

If you dropped change into a Salvation Army red kettle in Omaha Friday, Dec. 14, odds are good you interacted with a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee. BCBSNE had 63 employees volunteer as bell ringers at 10 locations for the company’s annual Salvation Army bell ringing day. Many of this year’s

By |2018-12-17T13:19:24+00:00December 17th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 63 BCBSNE volunteers ring bells for the Salvation Army

Spirit of giving is alive and well

The holidays are a time for giving; giving to friends and family, and giving back to the community. One of the ways the employees at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska give back is through the Salvation Army Adopt-a-Family program.  Since 2000, departments throughout the company have adopted families and seniors in need. With

By |2018-12-17T08:39:53+00:00December 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Spirit of giving is alive and well

KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

Snow and ice blanketed Omaha over the weekend, but the weather didn’t put a damper on the family-friendly fun at the KETV Family Festival Sunday, Dec. 2. The KETV Family Festival, an Omaha Holiday Lights Festival event, offered community members free entrance to five local attractions, including the Omaha Children’s Museum, Omaha Police Mounted Patrol

By |2018-12-05T09:33:37+00:00December 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on KETV Family Festival provides family-friendly fun despite snow and ice

Suicide prevention initiative ‘crucial’ to rural area with limited mental health services

Carolyn Petersen discovered years ago that a listening ear and a steady, compassionate voice can save a life. “I had a young mother call me,” recalls Petersen, of Valentine, Nebraska. “She had gathered some pills, and she was going to kill herself.” An emergency services dispatcher in New York at the time, Petersen did what

By |2018-11-26T08:40:21+00:00November 26th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Suicide prevention initiative ‘crucial’ to rural area with limited mental health services

Omaha Holiday Lights Festival sponsored by Blue Cross

The 19th season of Omaha’s Holiday Lights Festival will kick off on Thanksgiving with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) as presenting sponsor once again. Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert. As in years past, the lights will be turned on Thanksgiving evening. There will be six weeks of activities including ice skating

By |2018-11-14T13:57:41+00:00November 14th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Omaha Holiday Lights Festival sponsored by Blue Cross