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Nebraskans stride toward better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Nebraskans across the state laced up their sneakers and walked toward better health on Wednesday, April 26 for National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. NW@L Day is an annual event hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state encouraging Nebraskans to take a few minutes out of their

By |2023-05-24T17:56:17-05:00May 25th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nebraskans stride toward better health on National Walk at Lunch Day

Wise and Well: Cayla Kelly manages her time to forge a healthy lifestyle

  Cayla Kelly, appeals specialist, spent years developing and fine-tuning her wise and well routine, both through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) fitness center and in her free time. She began at BCBSNE as a customer service representative and worked in this role for two years before becoming an appeals specialist, a

By |2023-04-20T11:45:29-05:00April 27th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Cayla Kelly manages her time to forge a healthy lifestyle

Team Blue takes more than 45 million steps in the MARVELous Step Challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently held the MARVELous Step Challenge, pushing Team Blue members to become heroes of their own wellness journey by logging their steps throughout March. The challenge, hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness department, divided 284 employee participants into five superhero themed teams. Participants were encouraged to reach the top

By |2023-04-19T11:28:02-05:00April 19th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Team Blue takes more than 45 million steps in the MARVELous Step Challenge

Wise and Well: Molly Billings uses three pillars of well-being

Molly Billings, director of HR operations,  has always had wellness as a top priority. She served in a human resources role at Creighton University for 11 years before coming to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, and her wellness consists of a foundation and three pillars. “The foundation of my well-being is my faith,”

By |2023-02-20T11:39:22-06:00February 22nd, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Wise and Well: Molly Billings uses three pillars of well-being

Keep your heart healthy with these tips

Did you know that February is American Heart Month? In honor of the occasion, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska invites you to check out these tips to keep your heart healthy: Get moving Physical activity is essential for heart health. Adults should get at least 150 minutes of moderate-intensity aerobic activity, like brisk

By |2023-02-16T13:23:38-06:00February 20th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Keep your heart healthy with these tips

The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) medical directors Dr. Victoria Hall, Dr. Elizabeth Noordhoek and Dr. Cindy Gubbels contributed their insight to help individuals choose a primary care provider (PCP). A PCP acts as a person’s medical home base and aims to provide long-term and preventive care, routine checkups, and referrals to specialists

By |2023-02-10T08:31:28-06:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Wise & Well: Cameron Arch finds joy in spiritual wellness

While wellness is usually thought of as staying physically healthy or mentally well, Cameron Arch makes it a point to focus on the third component of mind, body and soul. “When I think of holistic wellness, I think about mind, body and spirit. We talk about physical fitness and mental health. The one thing I

By |2023-01-11T08:40:36-06:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Cameron Arch finds joy in spiritual wellness

Wise & Well: Steve Konnath practices personal forgiveness

After wellness took a backseat for Steve Konnath,  he found himself starting a new wellness journey with his wife Jane after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2012. “The type of cancer that she had was called HER2 Positive, and it's one that is fairly aggressive and it's hormone driven,” says Konnath, Blue Cross and Blue

By |2022-11-30T08:59:20-06:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Steve Konnath practices personal forgiveness

Wise & Well: Jenny Hemmer makes wellness a priority in the face of adversity

As a nurse care manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Jenny Hemmer helps the company’s members maintain their health through Wellframe, a mobile app. Outside of the office, Hemmer makes wellness a priority for her and her family, too. She’s always been an avid runner and walker, logging 150 minutes of

By |2022-10-26T11:46:15-05:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jenny Hemmer makes wellness a priority in the face of adversity

BCBSNE, Project Fit America bring new ways to stay active to Hitchcock County Elementary

Some in sweatbands, some in bandanas and some in their best matching exercise gear, the students of Hitchcock County Elementary School sat in their lines on the concrete in front of the playground as their principal, Mike Tines, told the story behind the school’s new exercise equipment and curriculum. In addition to the students, community

By |2022-10-18T13:14:14-05:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, Project Fit America bring new ways to stay active to Hitchcock County Elementary