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Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

This Pride Month, the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee resource group (ERG) Fearlessly You @ Blue is celebrating its one-year anniversary. “Fearlessly You @ Blue has openly supported LGBTQ+ people at BCBSNE since it started,” said Jody Gernandt, a claims examiner at BCBSNE and Fearlessly You @ Blue member. “We’ve held

By |2020-06-23T11:10:04-05:00June 24th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Fearlessly You @ Blue celebrates its one-year anniversary this Pride month

Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees asked for more learning opportunities, the human resources (HR) department made it happen by expanding internal program offerings. “In 2019, employees provided feedback through a company-wide survey,” said Liz Brumels, BCBSNE organizational development manager. “We saw a need to add to our learning and career

By |2020-05-12T14:46:43-05:00May 20th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded career development offerings provide employees with growth opportunities

Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

It’s yet another frustrating consequence of the coronavirus. During a time when we need the immunity-boosting, stress-reducing, weight-controlling benefits of exercise more than ever, it’s tougher than ever to stay active. Fitness centers, from local gyms to YMCA branches, remain closed, which has some people taking quarantine sitting down — in front of the TV.

By |2020-05-11T11:29:58-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently released statistics providing insight on the company’s workforce diversity. Key statistics include the generational split of employees, the number of women and minorities in leadership and the percentage of employees who believe the organization values diversity. Leadership BCBSNE’s executive leadership team is 60% women and 40%

By |2020-04-20T14:50:21-05:00April 22nd, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE releases workforce diversity statistics

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