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An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program

Wesleyon “Wes” Zollicoffer scrolls through original recipes worthy of Food & Wine magazine: charred watermelon with pistachio, feta cheese and vinaigrette; charcuterie board with homemade crackers, bacon, salami and pickled pineapple; gumbo-inspired shrimp croquettes with creamy grits and andouille sausage purée. The north Omaha native created them all. “I go back to what I loved

By |2019-08-12T08:40:20-05:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program

Roots in numbers grow into diverse experiences, lead to his dream job

Steve Konnath’s career reflects the sports analogy a manager once used to describe his potential. “He saw me as a multipurpose back on a football team,” Konnath said. “He could put me anywhere, and I could do anything.” For a stretch in his career, Konnath, who currently serves as vice president of actuarial, underwriting and

By |2019-08-01T10:45:33-05:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Roots in numbers grow into diverse experiences, lead to his dream job

Helping members is her passion

January Miller has always enjoyed helping others. As a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), she assists the company’s members every day. “It’s a very humbling experience,” Miller said, “and rewarding, too.” Miller came to BCBSNE in October 2018. While she didn’t have experience in the health care industry,

By |2019-07-19T11:19:00-05:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Helping members is her passion

BCBSNE interns embrace corporate social responsibility at seminar

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently gave 10 interns the opportunity to attend First National Bank of Omaha’s Intern Innovation seminar on corporate social responsibility. The two-day seminar brought together interns from surrounding companies to create a community outreach campaign. “My favorite part was getting to meet and collaborate with interns from

By |2019-07-18T11:13:44-05:00July 22nd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE interns embrace corporate social responsibility at seminar

Data can lower health care costs

Data is everywhere in health care - the results of a lab test, immunization records and cholesterol levels are considered data. What if some of that same data could be used not just to treat but to predict future health conditions like diabetes? It’s already happening. Data in the hands of providers and their staffs

By |2019-07-15T13:42:19-05:00July 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Data can lower health care costs

BCBSNE creates employee resource group to support LGBTQ community

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees (BCBSNE) expressed interest in learning how to support the company’s LGBTQ community, the Diversity and Inclusion Business Council (DIBC) set out to make it happen. The DIBC, which cultivates an inclusive culture at BCBSNE, created an interactive session on fostering a safe and welcoming environment for

By |2019-07-12T08:40:44-05:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE creates employee resource group to support LGBTQ community

BCBSNE’s award-winning customer service department starts with training, support

It takes a unique skillset to work in customer service in the health care industry. Lisa Rock, a customer service manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), knows. “We’re helping people with their health care and their finances,” Rock said. “Those are two incredibly important, sensitive things for our members.” BCBSNE helps

By |2019-07-12T11:04:10-05:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s award-winning customer service department starts with training, support

Take Steps support comes full-circle for BCBSNE employee, son

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employee (BCBSNE) Darcy Swope and her son, Riley, know the impact inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can have on a person’s life. Riley’s IBD symptoms, including persistent diarrhea and weight loss, began in high school. Concerned, Darcy took him to the doctor. “They thought it was a flu virus,

By |2019-06-24T08:31:26-05:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Take Steps support comes full-circle for BCBSNE employee, son

Life safety officer discovers ‘can’t miss’ opportunities in new role

Terel Dunn started at Blue Cross Centre (BCC) as a Frontline Security contractor two years ago. In his third year at BCC, Dunn joined Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) security and life safety team, becoming a full-time employee and discovering “can’t miss” opportunities for growth. Dunn transitioned to his role as a

By |2019-06-07T14:01:05-05:00June 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Life safety officer discovers ‘can’t miss’ opportunities in new role

Can’t get your man to the doctor?

If you or your husband are anything like mine, it’s impossible to get them to go to the doctor.  “I feel fine, I don’t need to go to the doctor if I’m not sick,” is something I hear all too often.  Clearly, I’m not the only one that’s heard this, because there’s an entire month

By |2019-06-10T10:50:48-05:00June 11th, 2019|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on Can’t get your man to the doctor?