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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

Uncovering a passion for leadership: Brenda Wichman shares her career journey

When Brenda Wichman began her career, she didn’t know she wanted to pursue a leadership position. “I wanted to travel,” she said. So, Wichman found a role that enabled her to do just that at American Express while working in business operations for customer service corporate travel. Taking on a new job, she began to

By |2020-03-05T09:36:34-06:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Uncovering a passion for leadership: Brenda Wichman shares her career journey

Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment

Seven years after moving to Arizona, Tony Cimino returned to his home state to take a job with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wanted to come work for a company that was going to invest in me,” he said. Prior to the move, Cimino started classes at Bellevue University for his

By |2020-02-07T09:21:08-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment

Board member has special ties to Red Cross

When Jeanne Jones was a child, she watched her father come home with a bandage around his arm every four to six weeks. Following in her father’s footsteps, Jones received her own first bandage at 18 after donating blood through the American Red Cross as a high school student. “My father was very inspirational,” Jones

By |2020-01-14T08:38:24-06:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Board member has special ties to Red Cross

Lunch and learn connects local professionals with drug diversion resources

There’s a new pharmaceutical drug diversion partner in town: The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). NADDI, the leading drug diversion training organization in the nation, brings members of the community together for education, networking and support opportunities, according to its website. The recently-formed Nebraska chapter of NADDI has members from a variety of

By |2019-11-18T15:27:20-06:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Lunch and learn connects local professionals with drug diversion resources

Shopping online for the holidays? Protect yourself from e-skimming

Online shoppers can score great discounts during the holidays, but before entering any credit or debit card information online, take precautions: Cyber criminals may look to snag a deal, courtesy of you. Law enforcement officials first began warning consumers to swipe their credit and debit cards carefully a decade ago. The threat, they warned, was

By |2019-12-03T09:54:36-06:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Shopping online for the holidays? Protect yourself from e-skimming

Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Diwali celebration, employees enjoyed singing, laughter, food and fun while sharing in the traditions of their coworkers. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated at BCBSNE annually. The company’s Diversity and Inclusion Business Council, which cultivates an inclusive culture, sponsors the event. Dorina Mahler, Agile

By |2019-11-15T14:37:13-06:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Joni Wheeler began her career solving problems. After studying English and prelaw at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Wheeler joined West Corporation as an editor. “They put me in an area that was all technology people,” Wheeler said. “I saw my colleagues were busy all the time. I would finish my work really fast

By |2019-11-13T13:35:22-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’