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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

A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

While 2020 was a year of new experiences and changes, one thing stayed at the front of these nominees’ minds: Wellness. Every month, our Wise & Well series highlighted a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee’s dedication to their health and wellness. Here’s a look back at who we recognized in 2020:

By |2020-12-29T08:38:11-06:00December 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A look back at our 2020 Wise & Well nominees

Wise & Well: Tom Kocanda’s work-from-home wellness

To Tom Kocanda, staying well is less about how many reps you can do at the gym or perfecting portion sizes and more about one thing – your mindset. “In the past, I tended to overcomplicate things when considering how to best approach a wellness lifestyle,” said Kocanda, enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross

By |2020-12-28T14:26:47-06:00December 29th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tom Kocanda’s work-from-home wellness

2020 Newsroom year in review

As a year like no other comes to an end, now is the time to reflect upon where we started and the journey to where we are. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to have kept Nebraskans up to date on the ever-changing landscape of this year, and we are grateful

By |2020-12-23T09:03:18-06:00December 23rd, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on 2020 Newsroom year in review

New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

Sarah Van Buskirk said she didn’t know losing her old customer service position would be a blessing. Living in Humphrey, Nebraska, a town of roughly 800, most job opportunities available to her were located in Norfolk and Columbus, both about 25 miles away. Her new employer as of August, however, is even further from home.

By |2020-12-16T16:02:12-06:00December 17th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New remote-work positions created in 2020 benefit BCBSNE and employees alike

Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

Jen Wichern grew up in a food-centric family. Meals were how they came together and showed how much they cared for one another – now she keeps that love for food alive through her passion for wellness. “Healthy eating is crucial to wellness because what you put into your body helps your body perform at

By |2020-11-24T16:10:49-06:00November 25th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jen Wichern’s menu of wellness

BCBSNE employee, a traumatic brain injury survivor, gives back through nonprofit

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to sponsor Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD), a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health charities, including Brain Injury Alliance of Nebraska (BIA-NE), since 1972. When people ask Brett Young what it’s like to return to normal, he enjoys

By |2020-11-18T16:17:49-06:00November 19th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee, a traumatic brain injury survivor, gives back through nonprofit