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Annual bell ringing tradition continues at BCBSNE

Red aprons donned and bells in hand, 47 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently volunteered to support the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. BCBSNE employees volunteer annually for the campaign, which helps fund Salvation Army programs year-round. Some volunteers, such as Cara Jacobson, BCBSNE product manager, are seasoned bell ringing experts.

By |2019-12-16T13:09:08-06:00December 17th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual bell ringing tradition continues at BCBSNE

Conestoga Elementary students spread holiday cheer

For more than a decade, Conestoga Elementary students have brought holiday cheer for all at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to hear. Vocal Music Teacher Lisa Greeno brings fifth and sixth grade chorus students to carol at Blue Cross Centre annually through BCBSNE and Conestoga Elementary Adopt-a-School partnership. With bops like “Hip

By |2019-12-18T09:20:59-06:00December 12th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Conestoga Elementary students spread holiday cheer

Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills

Chris Johnson was a “goofy ADHD kid in the ‘60s.” “I had too much energy and was not very focused,” he said. “By the time I got to college, I flunked out my first year because I didn’t know how to be a student.” Johnson failed his English class three times in two semesters and

By |2019-12-10T08:39:01-06:00December 10th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Resiliency series helps employees grow challenge-tackling skills

Lunch and learn connects local professionals with drug diversion resources

There’s a new pharmaceutical drug diversion partner in town: The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). NADDI, the leading drug diversion training organization in the nation, brings members of the community together for education, networking and support opportunities, according to its website. The recently-formed Nebraska chapter of NADDI has members from a variety of

By |2019-11-18T15:27:20-06:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Lunch and learn connects local professionals with drug diversion resources

Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Diwali celebration, employees enjoyed singing, laughter, food and fun while sharing in the traditions of their coworkers. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated at BCBSNE annually. The company’s Diversity and Inclusion Business Council, which cultivates an inclusive culture, sponsors the event. Dorina Mahler, Agile

By |2019-11-15T14:37:13-06:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual fundraising campaign combined time honored traditions with new ideas to support United Way of the Midlands (UWM). For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for UWM, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, financial and health needs of the community. The fundraising festivities began with

By |2019-11-07T14:29:05-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

Growing up, Jo Gardner knew she wanted to work with others. “I’ve always been a people person,” she said. With encouragement from her family, Gardner combined her passion with her love of learning to become a doctor. After graduating from medical school, she began her career in India, working in rural, underserved areas. “That was

By |2019-11-04T07:44:34-06:00November 4th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on From family practice to health insurance, she’s followed her passion for helping people

BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently received the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands (UWM) at the nonprofit’s annual meeting and luncheon. UWM presents the award annually to a company that consistently strives to improve the community through volunteerism. Selection is based on the percentage of

By |2019-10-24T15:59:25-05:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Paralysis by analysis. That’s the phrase Joe Puetz, a Prudential financial advisor, uses to describe a common obstacle many consumers face when retirement planning: information overload. “Today, there’s so much negativity and information out there,” Puetz said. “People are scared and end up putting it off, but the longer you put it off, the worse

By |2019-10-10T09:47:52-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

In one day, at 30 nonprofit agencies, 350 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees gave back to the community during United Way of the Midlands (UWM) Day of Caring. UWM Day of Caring is an annual volunteer service event pairing corporate teams and individuals with nonprofits in need of assistance. From cleaning

By |2019-11-08T09:20:43-06:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring