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Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Lolo (Lauren) Hacker was a happy and active 10-year-old when she was diagnosed with pediatric Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML) on Dec. 12, 2012. The doctors gave Lolo about a 55% chance of survival. Her mom, LesLee, recalls receiving Lolo’s diagnosis and how their family’s world changed in an instant. “I walked out of my

By |2021-10-01T10:59:26-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Caysen was not even 3 years old when a devastating leukemia diagnosis meant he would end up spending the next year in and out of the hospital for treatment. Before diagnosis In summer 2018, happy and easygoing Caysen was looking forward to becoming a big brother.  His parents, Kate and Riley, were just weeks

By |2021-10-01T11:36:59-05:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Health care fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) is not a victimless crime; it affects individuals and businesses alike. The National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that 3-10% of the money spent on health care is lost to FWA, equating to an estimated $30-$140 billion in losses each year. How FWA occurs Health care FWA can

By |2021-09-09T10:25:01-05:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Tips for sharing your COVID-19 vaccine experience on social media

Tom Kocanda is an enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online. As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, the number of Nebraskans who are getting the highly anticipated arm poke is also quickly increasing. For many, it’s a

Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

When Grant was just 3 years old, his doctors discovered a murmur that required open heart surgery. “Even if they consider it a small surgery, it’s still very scary, as a parent, to know that your baby is going to be opened up on the table to do something like that to his heart,”

By |2021-09-10T15:28:48-05:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Grant lifts with heart

Employees can help keep companies cybersecure

As online threats continue to make headlines, one thing 2020 has shown is the primary target of bad guys is increasingly people. This makes sense—why spend all that time trying to hack past security systems when it is generally easier to trick someone into letting you in? Think of it like a car alarm: the

As pandemic-themed scams continue, learn how to identify a scammer

Tom Kocanda is an enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online. Cyber criminals continue to use the COVID-19 pandemic as a vehicle to cash in, using fear and confusion to trick people out of money and personal information.

By |2021-01-04T15:18:04-06:00January 4th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on As pandemic-themed scams continue, learn how to identify a scammer

Staying safe and secure online this school year

School is back in session, and as we all know, it’s much different than any year before. Schools across the country are adopting various forms of all-digital or blended virtual and in-person classrooms. With this new normal comes an increased use of online learning, which makes it even more important to make sure students don’t

BCBSNE supports successful WOWT Stuff the Bus back-to-school drive

Because of those who made donations, as well as volunteered in many ways, it was another successful year for Stuff the Bus, WOWT’s annual back-to-school drive to collect school supplies for Omaha-area children in need. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was an event sponsor and provided its parking lot as a drop

Protect yourself from ransomware

Ransomware is a type of malicious software (malware) that cyber criminals use to lock you out of your files until you pay the bad guys to release them. It’s a growing online threat and a growing source of cash for the criminals. The most recent numbers from the Department of Homeland Security, pre-COVID-19, show that