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How Karen Altig brings her passion for business to the classroom

Karen Altig always enjoyed learning, but she didn’t think about teaching until she saw a LinkedIn post from a former coworker advertising for a business process management teaching position at Midland University. At the time, Altig, who is a senior enterprise Agile program manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was working

By |2020-06-29T10:04:35-05:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How Karen Altig brings her passion for business to the classroom

Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

This Pride Month, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee resource group (ERG) Fearlessly You @ Blue is celebrating its one-year anniversary. “Fearlessly You @ Blue has openly supported LGBTQ+ people at BCBSNE since it started,” said Jody Gernandt, a claims examiner at BCBSNE and Fearlessly You @ Blue member. “We’ve held

By |2020-06-23T11:10:04-05:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

A pledge to make meaningful change

Today, we, in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association issued the following statement: In recent weeks, we have seen, heard and felt the pain in our own companies and in our communities following the senseless killing of Mr. George Floyd—and too many black men and women before him. We are resolved to answer

By |2020-06-17T08:42:07-05:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A pledge to make meaningful change

In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

In honor of Memorial Day, two Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees from the employee resource group Military Families United Together shared their stories to encourage others to reach out for support. Military Families United Together is a BCBSNE employee resource group that supports veterans and military families and welcomes anyone who

By |2020-05-26T10:22:00-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees asked for more learning opportunities, the human resources (HR) department made it happen by expanding internal program offerings. “In 2019, employees provided feedback through a company-wide survey,” said Liz Brumels, BCBSNE organizational development manager. “We saw a need to add to our learning and career

By |2020-05-12T14:46:43-05:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Megan Fry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) nurse case manager, is one of the companies 70 nurses who work tirelessly to support members and providers. “Every day is something different,” said Fry. “I usually log on to work about 7 a.m. and am on the phone until my day is done. This

By |2020-05-07T15:26:33-05:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently released statistics providing insight on the company’s workforce diversity. Key statistics include the generational split of employees, the number of women and minorities in leadership and the percentage of employees who believe the organization values diversity. Leadership BCBSNE’s executive leadership team is 60% women and 40%

By |2020-04-20T14:50:21-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

BCBSNE employee receives Toastmasters’ Advanced Leader Silver Recognition

After six years of hard work, Nicole Creamer received one of the highest awards in the Toastmasters’ Leadership Program – Advanced Leader Silver. “I am very excited,” said Creamer, consumer sales director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “This has taken many years for me to complete. Being so close to achieving

By |2020-04-16T17:40:00-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee receives Toastmasters’ Advanced Leader Silver Recognition

Annual YP Engage Summit focuses on community, connectivity and development

From learning with Legos to sharing passions, employees who attended Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) YP Engage Summit experienced a day of development unlike any other. The summit, held annually by the company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect employee resource group, began with an ice breaker. Attendees worked together in teams to build

By |2020-03-13T15:54:55-05:00March 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual YP Engage Summit focuses on community, connectivity and development

Blue Distinction Specialty Care connects patients to better outcomes

For a championship game, a job interview or a medical procedure, the outcome matters. Fans, applicants and patients hope for the best – but what if they could stack the odds in their favor? Blue Cross and Blue Shield helps members do just that through its Blue Distinction Specialty Care program. Blue Distinction is a

By |2020-03-12T16:48:20-05:00March 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Distinction Specialty Care connects patients to better outcomes