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Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and, though the cause of most cases remains unknown, a community of support from others on the same scary road has proven to be a powerful force for three Nebraska families who shared their experiences with us. Lolo was

By |2021-10-01T15:07:16-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Lolo (Lauren) Hacker was a happy and active 10-year-old when she was diagnosed with pediatric Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML) on Dec. 12, 2012. The doctors gave Lolo about a 55% chance of survival. Her mom, LesLee, recalls receiving Lolo’s diagnosis and how their family’s world changed in an instant. “I walked out of my

By |2021-10-01T10:59:26-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Caysen was not even 3 years old when a devastating leukemia diagnosis meant he would end up spending the next year in and out of the hospital for treatment. Before diagnosis In summer 2018, happy and easygoing Caysen was looking forward to becoming a big brother.  His parents, Kate and Riley, were just weeks

By |2021-10-01T11:36:59-05:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

2020 promised to be an exciting year for Cami Bergman, Seth Holcomb and their family: A new home in Arcadia, NE; a baby (Kyzer) on the way; and new schools for Keaton (14), Kira (11), Keely (3) and Cami herself, as a special education teacher in the neighboring town of Ansley.   Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw

By |2021-09-10T15:22:07-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

The pursuit of wellness starts bright and early every day for Karah Thompson. “My daily morning routines have helped me focus on my wellness,” said Karah Thompson, agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wake up earlier than I did before we were going into the office, and I

By |2021-06-09T10:13:54-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

BCBSNE provides COVID-19 vaccine incentive for its employees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is providing an incentive for its employees to receive the COVID-19 vaccine through the company’s wellness program, Be Well at Blue. Be Well at Blue empowers employees to focus on their health goals by: Tracking preventive health exams Competing in wellness challenges Completing trainings and certifications, like

By |2021-04-07T08:34:24-05:00April 7th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides COVID-19 vaccine incentive for its employees

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

Your Story: Climbing a fourteener in retirement

My wife and I began our retirement adventures in 2020. It was obviously an unusual year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We really focused on walking and hiking regardless of the temperature. During some time in Colorado, we started doing more aggressive mountain hikes leading ultimately to climbing our first fourteener! We climbed Mt.

By |2021-03-26T13:02:10-05:00March 18th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Comments Off on Your Story: Climbing a fourteener in retirement

De qué manera Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska está respondiendo ante el coronavirus pandemia; y lo que usted debe saber

ACTUALIZADO el 1 de septiembre, 2021 En Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, nuestra prioridad número uno es asegurar la salud y seguridad de nuestros clientes. Continuamos obedeciendo las directrices de los funcionarios de salud locales y federales respecto del impacto del coronavirus (COVID-19). Nuestra mayor prioridad es continuar ofreciendo servicios de calidad a

By |2021-09-01T14:46:57-05:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories|Tags: |Comments Off on De qué manera Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska está respondiendo ante el coronavirus pandemia; y lo que usted debe saber

How Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic —and what you need to know

UPDATED Aug. 27, 2021 Puede ver una traducción al español de este artículo en nuestra sala de prensa. At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), our top priority is to ensure the health and safety of our customers. We continue to follow the guidance of local and federal health officials regarding the impact

By |2021-08-27T13:44:17-05:00March 10th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Stories|Tags: , |Comments Off on How Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is responding to the COVID-19 pandemic —and what you need to know