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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) 10K-A-Day wellness challenge hosted by the company’s wellness department motivated employees to walk to better wellness. The challenge ran six weeks, and employees could go solo to try and make it on the individual leaderboard or form a team and take on the challenge together. “Ten thousand

By |2020-06-30T15:43:07-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

To Derek Wakefield, wellness is more than eating right and getting up and moving – it’s holistic. “Wellness is being connected, engaged, mindful and willing to learn and be adaptable to your surroundings,” he said. Wakefield, a product manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) does his best to “balance the eight

By |2020-06-24T12:16:50-05:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes

Angel Pacana was diagnosed with Type 2 diabetes a decade ago. “It was kind of devastating to find out,” she said. “At the time I was diagnosed, I thought, ‘oh, I’m not diabetic,’ but I had been feeling bad for a while.” Now, Pacana, who is a customer service supervisor at Blue Cross and Blue

By |2020-05-29T15:26:27-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Virta helps BCBSNE employee manage Type 2 diabetes

In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

In honor of Memorial Day, two Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees from the employee resource group Military Families United Together shared their stories to encourage others to reach out for support. Military Families United Together is a BCBSNE employee resource group that supports veterans and military families and welcomes anyone who

By |2020-05-26T10:22:00-05:00May 26th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on In honor of Memorial Day, BCBSNE employees share their stories

Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

While wellness is usually discussed as an activity or attribute, Matthew Pleggenkuhle views wellness differently. “Wellness is a state of being, not having or doing, and it is important to recognize that emotional and mental wellness are often more important than physical wellness,” said Pleggenkuhle, business process manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2020-05-07T15:35:42-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Megan Fry, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) nurse case manager, is one of the companies 70 nurses who work tirelessly to support members and providers. “Every day is something different,” said Fry. “I usually log on to work about 7 a.m. and am on the phone until my day is done. This

By |2020-05-07T15:26:33-05:00May 13th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Celebrating National Nurses Week: ‘The most rewarding part of my job is just being able to help and give back’

Wise & Well: How Hugh Teitler, human resources vice president, keeps his mind, body and spirit well

Hugh Teitler has found that wellness extends far outside just being physically active. “To be healthy, I need to pay attention to my mind, body and spirit,” said Teitler, vice president of human resources at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “While it is aspirational, I know it is important to spend time

By |2020-04-29T14:23:26-05:00April 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: How Hugh Teitler, human resources vice president, keeps his mind, body and spirit well

BCBSNE employee receives Toastmasters’ Advanced Leader Silver Recognition

After six years of hard work, Nicole Creamer received one of the highest awards in the Toastmasters’ Leadership Program – Advanced Leader Silver. “I am very excited,” said Creamer, consumer sales director at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “This has taken many years for me to complete. Being so close to achieving

By |2020-04-16T17:40:00-05:00April 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee receives Toastmasters’ Advanced Leader Silver Recognition

Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

Wellness has been a part of Justin Cavanaugh’s life since his youth, and over the years, he has learned what it means to him. “It’s feeling good about yourself and being able to do what you want,” said Cavanaugh. “For me, that means being physically active. I like to move and sweat. Ideally, I’d be

By |2020-03-26T11:15:41-05:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment

Seven years after moving to Arizona, Tony Cimino returned to his home state to take a job with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wanted to come work for a company that was going to invest in me,” he said. Prior to the move, Cimino started classes at Bellevue University for his

By |2020-02-07T09:21:08-06:00February 10th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tuition reimbursement program draws new talent, creates special moment