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Empowering employees to improve their wellness

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) understands the importance of health and wellness and strives to provide health and wellness resources to its employees. Since the inception of its first wellness committee in the early ’90s, BCBSNE has been continuously working to promote healthy living including adding full-time wellness services staff in 2005.

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Update for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members affected by flooding or severe winter weather

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members who are affected by the recent flooding or severe winter weather may fill their covered prescriptions early, if necessary, at any in-network pharmacy. To locate an in-network pharmacy, members should call the Member Services number on the back of their member ID card. If the card is

By |2019-03-26T16:26:29-05:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Update for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members affected by flooding or severe winter weather

It’s tough picking up the pieces after the loss of a spouse. Here’s where to start.

At first, they called it “The Widow’s Club,” a group of five women – friends from the neighborhood – who’ve all lost their husbands over the last two years. Karen McCann is the newest addition. Frank, her husband of 52 years, died last July at age 76. “Do I have moments when the tears flow

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5 steps to paring down your possessions and giving yourself some mental clarity

Maybe you need to do it out of necessity – you’re moving to a smaller home or a retirement community and your lifetime of accumulation simply isn’t going to fit. Maybe you just have a sense that it’s time – your trove of “stuff” has grown unwieldy and it’s starting to stress you (or your

By |2019-02-18T08:49:39-05:00February 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 steps to paring down your possessions and giving yourself some mental clarity

When it comes to saving money on prescription drugs, your pharmacist may be your best source

Most people agree: Prescription drug prices are too high. While there is broad support for legislative solutions – the CREATES Act, for one, which would help speed lower-priced generics to market – fierce lobbying efforts have hampered voting on Capitol Hill. In the absence of an act of Congress, what can older adults do, right

By |2019-02-01T12:38:22-05:00February 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on When it comes to saving money on prescription drugs, your pharmacist may be your best source

Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

Local wellness company Fit In The City has been strengthening Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) workplace wellness program for more than a decade. Fit In The City is a fitness and wellness company headquartered in Papillion, Nebraska. The company provides personal training sessions, group exercise classes and lunch and learn sessions in

By |2019-01-25T08:30:09-05:00January 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Fit In The City strengthens BCBSNE’s workplace wellness program

Older adults ‘like’ Facebook for ability to stay informed, connect with friends and family

Carol Obenauer, 57, gains motivation from it. Ann Herzinger, 64, uses it as a tool for enlightenment. Mel Kaup, 64, logs on to stay in the loop, nudged initially by the lure of exclusive family photos. “After our son Andy got married, the rest of our kids started talking about neat wedding pictures the very

By |2019-01-21T11:03:14-05:00January 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Older adults ‘like’ Facebook for ability to stay informed, connect with friends and family

Fitness trackers are great motivators, seniors say, for stepping up activity, feeling younger

Retired Omaha attorney Fred Coffman doesn’t spend his days in court – he spends them on it. Over the last couple of years, the active 77-year-old has developed quite a taste for pickleball, a fast-growing court sport that combines tennis, table tennis and badminton. “I like pickleball because you bend, you stretch. You’re moving frontward,

By |2019-01-14T08:52:42-05:00January 14th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Fitness trackers are great motivators, seniors say, for stepping up activity, feeling younger

Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

Kathy Biernbaum of Springfield, Nebraska, brings out her recipe for quality family time every holiday season – it involves copious amounts of flour and frosting. “My mom always did cookie cutouts with frosting,” she says. “I still have that Pillsbury cookbook; it’s from 1955.” For Kay and Mike Glynn of Hastings, Iowa, quality family time

By |2019-01-14T09:01:37-05:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees are harnessing the power of teamwork to meet one common New Year’s resolution during the company’s 12-week New Year, New You challenge. New Year, New You is a team weight loss wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team from Jan. 16 to April 10. Participants aim

By |2019-01-02T10:41:22-05:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork