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Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court

Jim Hempel’s wellness journey began over a decade ago when he first started at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and found it was easy to prioritize his wellness when the company he worked for did, too. “It was the first time my employer was as deliberate about providing programing for its employees’

By |2021-03-31T11:38:44-05:00March 31st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jim Hempel’s passion for wellness lives on and off the court

Annual YP Connect learning and development day has a new format

To fit a time like no other, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Young Professional’s (YP) Connect put on a learning and development day for employees like no other. YP Connect is a BCBSNE employee resource group (ERG) supporting YPs and their advocates. The ERG hosts a learning and development event annually, and

By |2021-03-17T11:12:04-05:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Annual YP Connect learning and development day has a new format

Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

Customized, one-on-one support. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) career coaching program offers employees. BCBSNE’s human resources department launched the program in February of 2020 to provide employees with a new outlet for professional growth opportunities, Rebekka Erks Byrne, organizational development specialist, said. Through the program, employees connect with a coach

By |2021-03-09T13:49:18-06:00March 11th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Career coaching program offers one-on-one support for employees

BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently released its 2020-2021 workforce diversity statistics, providing insight to the makeup of the company. Key data include the number of women and people of color in the workforce and on the executive leadership team, the generational differences of employees and the percentage of employees who agree

By |2021-03-10T11:37:21-06:00March 9th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

Wise & Well: The beat of Jeff Huether’s wellness

Wellness has never been a linear process for Jeff Huether – rather, it’s had its peaks and valleys. “Honestly, over time, my focus on wellness has reacted like the stock market,” said Huether, director of pharmacy at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “What has helped me is having a partner along the

By |2021-02-26T10:56:57-06:00February 26th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: The beat of Jeff Huether’s wellness

Tips for sharing your COVID-19 vaccine experience on social media

Tom Kocanda is an enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online. As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, the number of Nebraskans who are getting the highly anticipated arm poke is also quickly increasing. For many, it’s a

Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

Joni Wheeler, executive vice president of talent and enterprise solutions at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has held a variety of leadership positions in several industries over the course of her career. Wheeler’s experience has shaped her beliefs on what it means to be a leader, and as many who have worked

By |2021-01-27T16:08:50-06:00January 28th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Executive Vice President Joni Wheeler shares leadership tips learned and refined over her career

Wise & Well: Tammy Talacko’s way of wellness

Most people see their wellness as a checklist to get done throughout the day. Not Tammy Talacko. She sees it as a way of existence. “Being healthy is not a matter simply of getting in a certain number of steps each day and saying your prayers at night,” said Talacko, nurse care manager at Blue

By |2021-01-20T11:19:46-06:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tammy Talacko’s way of wellness

Employees can help keep companies cybersecure

As online threats continue to make headlines, one thing 2020 has shown is the primary target of bad guys is increasingly people. This makes sense—why spend all that time trying to hack past security systems when it is generally easier to trick someone into letting you in? Think of it like a car alarm: the

As pandemic-themed scams continue, learn how to identify a scammer

Tom Kocanda is an enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online. Cyber criminals continue to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a vehicle to cash in, using fear and confusion to trick people out of money and personal information.

By |2021-01-04T15:18:04-06:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on As pandemic-themed scams continue, learn how to identify a scammer