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Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Zach Heerten’s wellness journey began with a simple wellness challenge at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018 and has only blossomed from there. Hosted as part of  BCBSNE’s internal wellness program, the 10K-A-Day wellness challenge encouraged employees to hit 10,000 steps a day for six weeks. “Multiple members of my team

By |2021-08-23T10:29:58-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

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

BCBSNE employee furthers his education to grow his skillset

To supplement his work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Samuel Paul recently earned his second master’s degree. “I got my first master’s degree in engineering management from National University in San Diego, California, in January 2011,” said Paul, a test engineer at BCBSNE. “I got my second master’s degree in computer

By |2020-11-17T12:19:22-06:00November 10th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee furthers his education to grow his skillset

Wise & Well: Kiran Ala’s motivation to stay well

Kiran Ala has been focusing on keeping every dimension of wellness balanced for almost 20 years. “When I was a teenager, I watched the movie Rocky,” said Ala, database administrator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I was so pumped up to be a boxer and started my journey with a push

By |2020-11-02T12:22:46-06:00October 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kiran Ala’s motivation to stay well

Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

Kerry Kremke, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) chief information security officer and director of information security and privacy, believes wellness is a journey influenced by his actions. “What I eat, the activities I do, the way I work with people, the attitude I choose to take and my spiritual connection are a

By |2020-08-28T13:46:21-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer as director of diversity and inclusion. Warren-Teamer has more than 10 years of experience in community outreach. In her new role at BCBSNE, she will direct and develop the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. “We

By |2020-08-12T15:52:11-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Wise & Well: Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness awakening

Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness journey began a year ago with a wakeup call from her doctor. Pettijohn, a marketing operations consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), is a five-year breast cancer survivor who has struggled with her weight in the past. “The turning point for me was when I had a physical

By |2020-08-13T08:58:47-05:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness awakening

BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

From navigating weight loss to managing a diabetes diagnosis, Registered Health Coach Sara Schneider is there to help Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members reach their health goals step-by-step. Schneider, a registered nurse and diabetic educator, works with BCBSNE members through Wellframe, a free mobile app. The app, which is available to

By |2020-07-20T14:10:34-05:00July 15th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE health coach helps members ‘achieve a healthier way of life’

How Karen Altig brings her passion for business to the classroom

Karen Altig always enjoyed learning, but she didn’t think about teaching until she saw a LinkedIn post from a former coworker advertising for a business process management teaching position at Midland University. At the time, Altig, who is a senior enterprise Agile program manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), was working

By |2020-07-24T15:46:47-05:00July 6th, 2020|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How Karen Altig brings her passion for business to the classroom