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Spirit of holidays continues with Adopt-A-Family support

The spirit of the holidays shined at Blue Cross Blue Shield Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2019 as employees continued the company’s almost two-decades-long tradition of adopting families and seniors through the Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program. Various departments, and even entire floors, adopted families and seniors and set out to give them a great holiday. Each group

By |2020-01-07T09:40:37-06:00January 6th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Spirit of holidays continues with Adopt-A-Family support

Gifts for Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program fulfill late sister’s wish ‘to do more’

Yes, Omaha, there is a Santa Claus. We can catch glimpses of him all around us, winking in the reflections of those who revel in committing brazen acts of kindness this time of year. Jeanne Layendecker is one of them, inspired and empowered by another cheerful giver, her big sister, Terri Hinton. “Terri and I

By |2019-12-23T08:42:15-06:00December 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Gifts for Salvation Army’s Adopt-A-Family program fulfill late sister’s wish ‘to do more’

Holiday tradition inspires 13 years of giving

Bob Basile and his friends used to exchange gifts for the holidays. One year, they started a new tradition, swapping presents for donations to support Channel 94.1’s annual diaper drive for Lydia House, the Open Door Mission’s women’s shelter. “You know that old saying about giving being better than receiving?” Basile said. “It’s true.” After

By |2019-12-17T16:08:58-06:00December 19th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Holiday tradition inspires 13 years of giving

Annual bell ringing tradition continues at BCBSNE

Red aprons donned and bells in hand, 47 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently volunteered to support the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. BCBSNE employees volunteer annually for the campaign, which helps fund Salvation Army programs year-round. Some volunteers, such as Cara Jacobson, BCBSNE product manager, are seasoned bell ringing experts.

By |2019-12-16T13:09:08-06:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual bell ringing tradition continues at BCBSNE

Conestoga Elementary students spread holiday cheer

For more than a decade, Conestoga Elementary students have brought holiday cheer for all at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to hear. Vocal Music Teacher Lisa Greeno brings fifth and sixth grade chorus students to carol at Blue Cross Centre annually through BCBSNE and Conestoga Elementary Adopt-a-School partnership. With bops like “Hip

By |2019-12-18T09:20:59-06:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Conestoga Elementary students spread holiday cheer

HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life

Let’s do a few laps here. We’re going to warm up.” “Good job! Awesome! Are you all feeling your muscles working?” Christina Paul and Robbi Kolnick are bringing the energy – to generate some energy. Their blend of instruction and encouragement is focused on six men and women in a HealthMatters exercise class offered through

By |2019-11-27T08:42:45-06:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life

Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual fundraising campaign combined time honored traditions with new ideas to support United Way of the Midlands (UWM). For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for UWM, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, financial and health needs of the community. The fundraising festivities began with

By |2019-11-07T14:29:05-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently received the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands (UWM) at the nonprofit’s annual meeting and luncheon. UWM presents the award annually to a company that consistently strives to improve the community through volunteerism. Selection is based on the percentage of

By |2019-10-24T15:59:25-05:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Toddler with rare disease making strides

Two-year-old Giulia DiGiacomo loves being around her two big sisters and playing in the front yard, but right now, she’s all about “Baby,” her aptly named baby doll. Intrigued by a nearby high chair, Giulia loosens her grip, helps settle Baby in, and sets out a multicolored buffet of rubber balls. Moments later, the toddler

By |2019-10-07T09:02:55-05:00September 30th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Toddler with rare disease making strides

350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

In one day, at 30 nonprofit agencies, 350 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees gave back to the community during United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Day of Caring. UWM Day of Caring is an annual volunteer service event pairing corporate teams and individuals with nonprofits in need of assistance. From cleaning

By |2019-11-08T09:20:43-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring