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BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

From navigating weight loss to managing a diabetes diagnosis, Registered Health Coach Sara Schneider is there to help Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members reach their health goals step-by-step. Schneider, a registered nurse and diabetic educator, works with BCBSNE members through Wellframe, a free mobile app. The app, which is available to

By |2020-07-20T14:10:34-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

With support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), two local nonprofits recently began distributing face masks to people in need. Cloth face coverings may help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends people wear face masks in public when social distancing

By |2020-07-24T15:46:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

The number of women experiencing pregnancy and childbirth complications has increased, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health of America study. The study examined 1.8 million pregnancies between 2014 to 2018 among commercially-insured women ages 18 to 44. Key findings include a 16.4% increase in pregnancy complications and a 14.2% increase in childbirth

By |2020-07-24T12:58:14-05:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

How Karen Altig brings her passion for business to the classroom

Karen Altig always enjoyed learning, but she didn’t think about teaching until she saw a LinkedIn post from a former coworker advertising for a business process management teaching position at Midland University. At the time, Altig, who is a senior enterprise Agile program manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was working

By |2020-07-24T15:46:47-05:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How Karen Altig brings her passion for business to the classroom

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) 10K-A-Day wellness challenge hosted by the company’s wellness department motivated employees to walk to better wellness. The challenge ran six weeks, and employees could go solo to try and make it on the individual leaderboard or form a team and take on the challenge together. “Ten thousand

By |2020-06-30T15:43:07-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

To Derek Wakefield, wellness is more than eating right and getting up and moving – it’s holistic. “Wellness is being connected, engaged, mindful and willing to learn and be adaptable to your surroundings,” he said. Wakefield, a product manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) does his best to “balance the eight

By |2020-06-24T12:16:50-05:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) announced sponsorship of Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and the 21 charities under its umbrella, which continue to support Nebraska’s most vulnerable populations in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CHAD is a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health

By |2020-06-19T15:14:49-05:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

This Pride Month, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee resource group (ERG) Fearlessly You @ Blue is celebrating its one-year anniversary. “Fearlessly You @ Blue has openly supported LGBTQ+ people at BCBSNE since it started,” said Jody Gernandt, a claims examiner at BCBSNE and Fearlessly You @ Blue member. “We’ve held

By |2020-06-23T11:10:04-05:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

Have you ever wondered what your favorite prepackaged snacks are made of? Take a peek at the Nutrition Facts label on the box, bottle or bag housing your goods. There you will find the serving size, calories and daily values of sugars, fats, vitamins and minerals in an easy-to-read format recently updated by the U.S.

By |2020-06-19T15:46:07-05:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on How to read Nutrition Facts labels and shop smarter

A pledge to make meaningful change

Today, we, in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association issued the following statement: In recent weeks, we have seen, heard and felt the pain in our own companies and in our communities following the senseless killing of Mr. George Floyd—and too many black men and women before him. We are resolved to answer

By |2020-06-17T08:42:07-05:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A pledge to make meaningful change