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Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

“Getting to the gym isn’t always easy—living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy,” says Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Senior Systems Engineer Matt Barry. For Barry, he has no choice but to make his health a priority. At the age of 33, Barry received news from doctors that his cholesterol levels were

By |2022-01-05T09:44:55-06:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

Wise & Well: Ashlie Peters lives a healthy lifestyle for her daughters

After becoming a new mom this summer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Major Accounts Executive Ashlie Peters looked at her health in a completely different light. “Health has always been important to me, but more so now as a new mom,” says Peters. “I’ve always enjoyed exercise,” says Peters. “It’s my zen,

By |2021-12-23T12:02:01-06:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Ashlie Peters lives a healthy lifestyle for her daughters

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Total Care program saves $75 million and improves patient outcomes

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in the company’s Total Care program drove improved patient health outcomes while lowering the cost of care during the 2020-2021 program year, achieving savings of approximately $75.5 million. Total Care value-based programs are intended to help

By |2021-12-10T15:47:48-06:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Total Care program saves $75 million and improves patient outcomes

Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make taking care of yourself trickier than perfecting a gingerbread house. However, it’s important to prioritize healthy habits, so you can experience all the joyous events of the season. Follow these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s wellness team to prioritize your well-being.

By |2021-12-08T11:35:12-06:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

The importance of flu vaccinations this school year

As Nebraska moves into colder temperatures and flu season, now is the time to prioritize your annual flu shot. Especially as more students return to in-person learning, vaccination is more important than ever. The classroom environment presents a higher risk for infection and overall greater opportunities for viral transmission to the community. “Vaccination continues to

By |2021-10-25T10:46:55-05:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The importance of flu vaccinations this school year

Early detection saves lives

According to research by the American Cancer Society (ACS), approximately one in every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and being proactive about breast health and breast health education can save lives. Importance of breast cancer screenings Except for some forms

By |2021-10-18T11:58:30-05:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Early detection saves lives

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. Vaccines will be administered by Hy-Vee Healthy You mobile clinics.  “We are excited to partner with YMCAs and Hy-Vee to offer no-cost flu shots across the state of Nebraska. With the uncertainty and added risks of

By |2021-09-21T14:58:51-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has seen nearly a 25% increase in the need for its mental health resources. Best Care EAP works with employers to provide a variety of services to their workers, such as counseling and wellness coaching. The organization’s increased requests for mental health services are largely due

By |2021-09-15T10:41:25-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Zach Heerten’s wellness journey began with a simple wellness challenge at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018 and has only blossomed from there. Hosted as part of  BCBSNE’s internal wellness program, the 10K-A-Day wellness challenge encouraged employees to hit 10,000 steps a day for six weeks. “Multiple members of my team

By |2021-08-23T10:29:58-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Add the COVID-19 and flu vaccines to your back-to-school list

With the new school year beginning and fall on the horizon, now is the perfect time to reach out to your health care provider about the COVID-19 and flu vaccines for you and your child. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges everyone ages 12 and up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as

By |2021-08-05T14:50:49-05:00August 6th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Add the COVID-19 and flu vaccines to your back-to-school list