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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

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

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

A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

While 2020 was a year of new experiences and changes, one thing stayed at the front of these nominees’ minds: Wellness. Every month, our Wise & Well series highlighted a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee’s dedication to their health and wellness. Here’s a look back at who we recognized in 2020:

By |2020-12-29T08:38:11-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coach provides BCBSNE employees with convenient care

To provide Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees with crucial preventive care, the Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coach recently visited Blue Cross Centre. The coach travels to local companies, like BCBSNE, and underserved areas to provide convenient breast screenings to women, said Ashlee Murphy, Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coordinator. “The nice thing

By |2020-12-28T11:42:18-06:00December 28th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Methodist Mobile 3D Mammography coach provides BCBSNE employees with convenient care

BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

Children in Nebraska are missing critical vaccinations during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, raising the risk of preventable disease outbreaks, according to data from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). BCBSNE compared childhood immunization rates for members from January through September 2019 with the rates from January through September 2020, and found vaccinations decreased

By |2020-12-22T09:08:20-06:00December 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Comments Off on BCBSNE finds childhood vaccination rates declining during pandemic, placing Nebraska children and communities at risk

Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

Throughout 2020, the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its regulations. People have faced the stress of the pandemic through restrictions, the threat of sickness and social isolation. The result? A wide-spread feeling of emotional exhaustion known as COVID-19 or pandemic fatigue, according to AMITA Health. What is pandemic fatigue? COVID-19 fatigue

By |2020-12-10T15:33:04-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

Jen Wichern grew up in a food-centric family. Meals were how they came together and showed how much they cared for one another – now she keeps that love for food alive through her passion for wellness. “Healthy eating is crucial to wellness because what you put into your body helps your body perform at

By |2020-11-24T16:10:49-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

The importance of a good night’s sleep

Sleep is as crucial to a good quality of life as diet and exercise. It can impact your work, waking hours and overall health. A good night’s sleep can promote recovery from workouts, growth in children, healing in your body and more. Not getting enough sleep can not only impact your day-to-day experience, but also

By |2020-12-07T14:00:36-06:00November 24th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on The importance of a good night’s sleep