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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 |2019-09-25T16:34:51-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on 350 BCBSNE employees give back during Day of Caring

BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) travel-themed health fair, employees chose their own adventure while visiting booths and learning more about health, safety and benefits opportunities available in the company and community. BCBSNE hosted the fair at Blue Cross Centre. More than 35 vendors, including Jeana Tortorilla with the National Safety Council,

By |2019-09-25T09:20:52-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Josh Ihnen “stumbled” into a new athletic passion five years ago. “I graduated from college in 2013,” Ihnen said. “I was a wrestler in college and wrestled my whole life. I was kind of bored not competing in something.” Then, Ihnen and a friend went to

By |2019-09-24T08:37:39-05:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

The start of football season recently led to a little fall fun in support of the community at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect group hosted its annual tailgating event at Blue Cross Centre. Music, nachos and yard games abounded and more than 400 personal hygiene items,

By |2019-09-12T15:31:24-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

It started as a joke between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas and his manager: “Do you have any more siblings who’d want to come work with us?” “I’d say, ‘yeah, but they have good jobs right now,” Cardenas, one of four siblings, said. Then, Moises Cardenas started at BCBSNE

By |2019-09-11T14:29:34-05:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently expanded its tuition reimbursement program with a new partner: Ashford University. Ashford University is an accredited online university offering more than 80 degree programs in a variety of career-relevant fields, including health care, information services, business and more. “We had several meetings to go over how

By |2019-08-26T14:34:27-05:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

Coffees poured and seats taken, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently gathered in a conference room, ready to hear from Rebecca Stavick, executive director of Do Space. Do Space is a nonprofit providing technology access and education. Stavick actively manages Do Space’s relationships, direction and strategy, bringing technology industry leadership and

By |2019-08-26T08:38:43-05:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

Checklists in hand, Conestoga Elementary students and their parents recently crossed school supply shopping off their to-do lists in a special “shop” set up by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees. BCBSNE, Conestoga’s Adopt-a-School partner, hosts an annual school supply drive for the elementary school. Departments and employees throughout the company collect

By |2019-08-15T16:56:46-05:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

Roots in numbers grow into diverse experiences, lead to his dream job

Steve Konnath’s career reflects the sports analogy a manager once used to describe his potential. “He saw me as a multipurpose back on a football team,” Konnath said. “He could put me anywhere, and I could do anything.” For a stretch in his career, Konnath, who currently serves as vice president of actuarial, underwriting and

By |2019-08-01T10:45:33-05:00August 6th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Roots in numbers grow into diverse experiences, lead to his dream job