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BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

From bedside nursing to the business side of health care, Susan Beaton’s career in the medical industry has changed, but her dedication to patients and customers has never wavered. Beaton began her career as a pediatric trauma nurse. Ten years in, she developed a latex allergy and had to leave bedside nursing. Her new career

By |2019-04-12T13:39:24-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska helps its members effectively manage medical expenses through value-based care. With this approach, primary care practitioners take a front and center role, guiding members toward the effective and efficient delivery of health care services. Members participating in value-based care programs are: • Less likely to need inpatient stays.

By |2019-04-03T09:04:41-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

According to findings from a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America report, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) diagnoses grew 39 percent between 2010 to 2017 among Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members’ children. In Omaha, the percentage of increase was 37 percent. “There has been a slight uptick

By |2019-03-28T08:32:48-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

Young professionals connect at annual summit

Young professionals at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently came together for networking and professional development opportunities during the company’s second annual YP Summit. The event, held at Blue Cross Centre, featured key note speaker Jaymes Sime, executive director of MICAH House, as well as speakers from inside the company, including BCBSNE

By |2019-03-25T10:52:51-05:00March 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Young professionals connect at annual summit

Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Mallory Speck knows the power a degree has when pursuing her passions. A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee for the past decade, Speck has taken on roles in business areas ranging from customer service to sales and account management, all of which have enabled her to build relationships within the company.

By |2019-03-13T11:30:34-05:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Hey, boomers, how are you feeling about your financial well-being?

You may be in good physical health. But how’s your financial wellness? It's an increasingly important answer to know for baby boomers rocketing toward retirement (almost 10,000 hit age 65 every day). While many have planned and saved and are eager for their next chapters, others are headed for serious financial anxiety. As a group,

By |2019-03-18T08:46:24-05:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hey, boomers, how are you feeling about your financial well-being?

A nurse by your side every day

What if you had a nurse by your side to help you every day? Someone you could text for advice and guidance whenever you needed help with a health issue? There’s an app for that. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members have access to a nurse via an app to help them

By |2019-03-08T10:59:38-05:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A nurse by your side every day

BCBSNE welcomes HDR to Aksarben Village

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has a new neighbor in Aksarben Village: HDR, a leading architecture and engineering firm. HDR was founded in 1917. Because of its growth over the years, the company decided to move its global headquarters from Indian Hills Drive to Aksarben Village, said HDR employee Matt DeBoer, managing

By |2019-03-04T09:36:05-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE welcomes HDR to Aksarben Village

Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value

By definition, agile means to move quickly and easily. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) teams who use Agile project management do just that while sharing knowledge and delivering value from a customer perspective. Agile is a project management system where a team works together to accomplish tasks in increments by meeting small

By |2019-03-06T08:14:33-05:00February 27th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Agile project management encourages teamwork, delivers value

BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

As a father of two, husband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee, Clint Williams knows work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. “It’s always a challenge,” Williams said. “I have two very active boys that play a lot of sports and are very active in school. My wife and I are

By |2019-02-04T11:47:57-05:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips