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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’

Open enrollment and health insurance: What employees need to know

The holidays are right around the corner, but before the festivities begin, many employees will tackle the challenges of another season: open enrollment. What is open enrollment? Open enrollment is a set period of time where employees can review and elect benefits, including health insurance, for the following year. Most employers complete open enrollment in

By |2019-11-06T15:09:01-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Open enrollment and health insurance: What employees need to know

Millennial health decline has long-term economic consequences

In the course of the last several years, millennials have shown that they are very different from previous generations in a number of ways. Defined as the generation born from 1981 to 1996, they are the largest, most educated, and most connected generation the world has ever seen. However, recent data also show the beginnings

By |2019-11-07T10:36:25-06:00November 6th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Millennial health decline has long-term economic consequences

From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

Growing up, Jo Gardner knew she wanted to work with others. “I’ve always been a people person,” she said. With encouragement from her family, Gardner combined her passion with her love of learning to become a doctor. After graduating from medical school, she began her career in India, working in rural, underserved areas. “That was

By |2019-11-04T07:44:34-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

Drug Take Back Day helps prevent prescription drug misuse

Many times, the misuse of prescription drugs begins at home. The number of accidental poisonings and overdoses of these medications is alarmingly high. Misused prescription drugs are usually obtained from family and friends, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. To combat prescription drug misuse,

By |2019-10-22T10:24:17-05:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Drug Take Back Day helps prevent prescription drug misuse

Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Paralysis by analysis. That’s the phrase Joe Puetz, a Prudential financial advisor, uses to describe a common obstacle many consumers face when retirement planning: information overload. “Today, there’s so much negativity and information out there,” Puetz said. “People are scared and end up putting it off, but the longer you put it off, the worse

By |2019-10-10T09:47:52-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Jennifer Cintani didn’t want to work just anywhere. After taking time off from her career to spend time with her family, getting back into the workforce meant finding a higher calling. Jennifer has found that calling as director of Government Programs Compliance and Medicare Advantage Compliance Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

By |2019-10-18T15:06:05-05:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job