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LEAP celebrates Mexican Independence Day with free tacos

On Friday, Sept. 16, Latinos Empowered to Achieve their Potential (LEAP), a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) employee resource group (ERG), celebrated Mexican Independence Day with free tacos and drinks. Mexican Independence Day, also known as El Grito de la Independencia (Cry of Independence), takes place on Sept. 16 annually and honors

By |2022-09-27T08:18:29-05:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on LEAP celebrates Mexican Independence Day with free tacos

Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

One early morning in May 2021, Jaye Stentz started his day like most others: he went to let his chocolate lab, Howard, outside; however, when he tried to call him back inside the words weren’t there. “I could think the words, but they weren't coming out,” said Stentz, organization development specialist at Blue Cross and

By |2022-09-26T15:10:54-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

BCBSNE celebrates Nebraska teachers with Huskers football ticket giveaway

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), we’re always rooting for the schools and educators who make our state great. From the first bell to final exams, through summer school and snow days, we’re proud to be there for Nebraska teachers, whatever life brings. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor Teacher Appreciation Day

By |2022-09-14T09:33:26-05:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE celebrates Nebraska teachers with Huskers football ticket giveaway

LEAP informs and empowers local students with on-site career day

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Latinos Empowered to Achieve their Potential (LEAP) recently hosted an on-site career day in partnership with Siembra Nebraska, the Latino Center of the Midlands’ internship program. “It started as a job-shadowing day, but we adjusted it to be a day where we brought in our Latino professionals

By |2022-08-30T15:22:07-05:00August 31st, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on LEAP informs and empowers local students with on-site career day

Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun

Between playing soccer and being on the swim team growing up, Seth Orndorff has always led an active life, but, when college ended and pools became fewer and farther between, he struggled to keep active without getting bored. That is until he found the cure to his activity rut: keeping exercise fun. “I have a

By |2022-08-26T12:18:30-05:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun

Employees celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion all summer long

Throughout the summer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) employee resource groups (ERG) celebrated diversity, equity and inclusion by marching in parades, networking with coworkers and supporting the Omaha community. Check out what BCBSNE’s ERGs have been up to: Omaha Cinco de Mayo Parade and Fiesta Carnival Starting off the summer, Latinos Empowered

By |2022-08-16T09:55:02-05:00August 15th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Employees celebrate diversity, equity and inclusion all summer long

BCBSNE named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has been named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes magazine. The annual feature identifies businesses who are leading the way in supporting women inside and outside their workforces. BCBSNE ranked 130th overall, and ninth among insurance companies, on the list of 400 organizations. Women

By |2022-08-05T15:45:57-05:00August 8th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE named one of America’s Best Employers for Women by Forbes

Wise & Well: Kara Urkoski’s journey – ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’

Kara Urkoski and her youngest son Blake pictured on vacation in Florida. Kara Urkoski, provider executive II at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), credits her success in leading an active lifestyle to being involved in sports when she was a kid. “I played soccer a lot when I was younger, I was

By |2022-08-04T08:57:20-05:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kara Urkoski’s journey – ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’

Traveling this summer? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

Tom Kocanda is a security and compliance education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online.  Along with the warmer weather comes school break and, of course, the much-anticipated summer getaway. Whether you are taking a road trip somewhere nearby or

By |2022-07-12T10:53:40-05:00July 25th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Traveling this summer? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

Intern finds growth at BCBSNE through Avenue Scholars program

When Savannah Dubord first got her Avenue Scholars letter in the mail, she did not know that it would lead to an internship at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The Avenue Scholars Program assists students starting their junior year of high school in developing professional skills that eventually help them find stable,

By |2022-07-14T08:41:39-05:00July 14th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Team Blue|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Intern finds growth at BCBSNE through Avenue Scholars program