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Uncovering a passion for leadership: Brenda Wichman shares her career journey

When Brenda Wichman began her career, she didn’t know she wanted to pursue a leadership position. “I wanted to travel,” she said. So, Wichman found a role that enabled her to do just that at American Express while working in business operations for customer service corporate travel. Taking on a new job, she began to

By |2020-03-05T09:36:34-06:00March 4th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Uncovering a passion for leadership: Brenda Wichman shares her career journey

BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

Curated, hands-on learning experiences. That’s what Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) volunteers recently provided to approximately 250 local high school students through Careerockit. Careerockit is a Greater Omaha Chamber initiative connecting students and young adults with community partners who host learning opportunities. BCBSNE has participated in Careerockit for four years. For 2020,

By |2020-02-21T09:20:54-06:00February 25th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE volunteers connect with local students through Careerockit

BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln

Four times a year, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) swaps out tables and chairs in its largest conference room for beds and medical equipment brought in by the American Red Cross. Mobile blood drives, like those BCBSNE hosts, account for the majority of donations the organization collects, Teri Vitallo, American Red Cross

By |2020-02-12T10:36:39-06:00February 14th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE ranks eighth in top corporate blood donors in Omaha, Lincoln

Partnership with AIM, volunteers support local tech community

Corey McCallan originally planned to become a teacher. “That was my career path early on,” he said. Though he ultimately pursued a different path, McCallan found opportunities to share his knowledge with students as an Agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). McCallan and many of his information services department

By |2020-01-27T13:23:20-06:00January 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Partnership with AIM, volunteers support local tech community

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