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‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Joni Wheeler began her career solving problems. After studying English and prelaw at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Wheeler joined West Corporation as an editor. “They put me in an area that was all technology people,” Wheeler said. “I saw my colleagues were busy all the time. I would finish my work really fast

By |2019-11-13T13:35:22-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Helping members is her passion

January Miller has always enjoyed helping others. As a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), she assists the company’s members every day. “It’s a very humbling experience,” Miller said, “and rewarding, too.” Miller came to BCBSNE in October 2018. While she didn’t have experience in the health care industry,

By |2019-07-19T11:19:00-06:00July 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Helping members is her passion

Take Steps support comes full-circle for BCBSNE employee, son

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employee (BCBSNE) Darcy Swope and her son, Riley, know the impact inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can have on a person’s life. Riley’s IBD symptoms, including persistent diarrhea and weight loss, began in high school. Concerned, Darcy took him to the doctor. “They thought it was a flu virus,

By |2019-06-24T08:31:26-06:00June 28th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Take Steps support comes full-circle for BCBSNE employee, son

Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

In the middle of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) lobby lies a security desk where more goes on than meets the eye. The BCBSNE employees and Frontline Security members who staff the desk handle many situations throughout the day, said Matt Witkowski, life safety specialist. Every day is different because you never

By |2019-04-17T11:16:31-06:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

From bedside nursing to the business side of health care, Susan Beaton’s career in the medical industry has changed, but her dedication to patients and customers has never wavered. Beaton began her career as a pediatric trauma nurse. Ten years in, she developed a latex allergy and had to leave bedside nursing. Her new career

By |2019-04-12T13:39:24-06:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Mallory Speck knows the power a degree has when pursuing her passions. A Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee for the past decade, Speck has taken on roles in business areas ranging from customer service to sales and account management, all of which have enabled her to build relationships within the company.

By |2019-03-13T11:30:34-06:00March 20th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Employee follows passion through tuition reimbursement program

Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Networking is everything when it comes to starting a career. At Shaking It up for Students, Nebraska business leaders recently came together to build connections with local college students. The event, hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was sponsored by College Possible, a nonprofit organization dedicated to making college admission and

By |2019-03-13T11:06:13-06:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shaking It up for Students provides networking opportunities

Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

Students at Fullerton Elementary School and Gretna High School recently rocked educational challenges alongside Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative aiming to inspire local students by connecting them with businesses, which host events for students to gain hands-on experiences in a career field.

By |2019-02-25T13:21:49-06:00February 25th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Local students rock hands-on educational challenges through Careerockit

BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Todd Doering started in the claims department 10 years ago, he knew he wanted to work towards a leadership position. “I think, just naturally, my strengths are with decision making and process improvement,” Doering said. Working for BCBSNE wasn’t his original plan, however. After earning

By |2018-12-14T09:29:45-06:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work