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BCBSNE employees get active in the community

In the month of June, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) had the opportunity to work with the community through multiple active events. Here is what BCBSNE engaged in during the month: Bike with Mike BCBSNE kicked off the month as a silver sponsor of the Bike with Mike event on Saturday, June

By |2022-07-08T11:54:28-05:00July 7th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees get active in the community

Seniors: How to stay active all summer long

Summertime means longer, warmer days and more ways to be physically active around and outside your home – from strolls around the neighborhood to long bike rides on one of the many paved trails in Omaha – there's no shortage of methods to move your body. The importance of exercise According to the National Institute

By |2022-06-21T14:18:04-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Seniors: How to stay active all summer long

Four tips to keep yourself safe in the sun

The summer sun has finally arrived, and everyone is spending more time outdoors. Before you grab your family and friends to enjoy all that summer has to offer, it is important to revisit the basics of sun safety. Here are four tips on how you can practice sun safety while enjoying the hot weather. Stay

By |2022-06-21T11:20:33-05:00June 22nd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Four tips to keep yourself safe in the sun

Wise & Well: Kim Arnold’s journey – ‘it feels good to feel good’

Kim Arnold, vice president of marketing and communications at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), realized it was time to make a change when she started working in the building again last year. “When I started coming into the office last spring, I started wearing real clothes again,” said Arnold. “Like a lot

By |2022-06-09T11:54:09-05:00June 9th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kim Arnold’s journey – ‘it feels good to feel good’

The power of care at your fingertips

Jillian Ridpath, BCBSNE nurse health coach For as long as she can remember, Jillian Ridpath had a passion for helping others. Her caring nature and ability to connect with people led her to find her true calling as a nurse. As a nurse health coach at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

By |2022-06-08T13:06:26-05:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The power of care at your fingertips

Retiring soon? Start here.

When you think about retiring, are your thoughts filled with plans for more time with grandchildren, travel and maybe an occasional afternoon nap? Changing your health insurance probably won’t cross your mind until the letters and emails start coming with all kinds of coverage options around your 64th birthday. Turning a certain age doesn’t mean

By |2022-05-13T13:52:02-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Retiring soon? Start here.

The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

Turning 45? It’s time to get your colorectal cancer screening, according to an updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (The Task Force). The Task Force, which consists of a volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, recently adjusted its colon cancer screening recommendation to begin testing at age

By |2022-05-26T14:12:25-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

BCBSNE security analyst, a former intern, shares career journey

In 2021, Jesse Hays, an Army reservist, was a few months into basic officer training in Virginia when he received the news he’d been waiting for back home. His full-time position in the Information Services (IS) department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was approved. “It was something that I wanted for

By |2022-05-10T16:23:33-05:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE security analyst, a former intern, shares career journey

BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members can have their long-term medications fulfilled and delivered by Amazon Pharmacy as one of their medication delivery options, as of Jan. 1, 2022. Members can order and manage their prescriptions through the easy-to-use Amazon Pharmacy shopping experience, enhanced with real-time pricing that shows both the available

By |2022-05-18T13:16:39-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Simple steps for managing your medications

More than half of the U.S. population takes at least one type of medication a day. However, according to the National Library of Medicine, nearly half of the people who live with a chronic disease or condition don’t take their medications as prescribed. While prescription medications are sometimes necessary, it can be difficult to keep