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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

An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program

Wesleyon “Wes” Zollicoffer scrolls through original recipes worthy of Food & Wine magazine: charred watermelon with pistachio, feta cheese and vinaigrette; charcuterie board with homemade crackers, bacon, salami and pickled pineapple; gumbo-inspired shrimp croquettes with creamy grits and andouille sausage purée. The north Omaha native created them all. “I go back to what I loved

By |2019-08-12T08:40:20-05:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program

Weight Watchers @ Work offered at BCBSNE

Another session of Weight Watchers @ Work (WW) is underway at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), and it’s a good one. Michelle Buechler, a claims lead at BCBSNE, is participating in her second session and is happy to be doing so. Buechler’s first session started in January 2019. “A friend at BCBSNE

By |2019-06-13T16:02:06-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Weight Watchers @ Work offered at BCBSNE

You never know when you may need it

Jenny Hemmer recently participated in basic life support training for health care providers who work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Hemmer, a nurse case manager, took the class because “as a nurse, I feel like I should always be certified (in basic life support), but you never know when you may

From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Army veteran Kirstin Booth values being part of a team and helping others. As a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Booth does both. Booth began her career in customer service in January after working in the food industry for 14 years. Moving from Denver to Omaha, she originally

By |2019-05-17T08:48:28-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Protect your business from email compromise

The Better Business Bureau Foundation and its partners recently presented a free program to local companies about how to protect themselves from business email compromise (BEC). The event was held in Omaha at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. What is BEC? According to the FBI, BEC is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that

BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is celebrating 80 years of business in 2019. For more than 70 of those years, the company has provided health insurance to City of Hastings employees. BCBSNE appreciates and values its relationship with the City of Hastings, said Darcy Swope, BCBSNE account executive. “Our collaboration and partnership

By |2019-05-01T09:10:26-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? With a Dress for Your Day initiative recently implemented at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), employees can rock their favorite casual duds around the office any day of the week. “Or a pantsuit, if desired," said Colin Hayworth, BCBSNE talent acquisition manager. "Dress for

By |2019-04-26T08:54:46-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

In the middle of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) lobby lies a security desk where more goes on than meets the eye. The BCBSNE employees and Frontline Security members who staff the desk handle many situations throughout the day, said Matt Witkowski, life safety specialist. Every day is different because you never

By |2019-04-17T11:16:31-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities

From bedside nursing to the business side of health care, Susan Beaton’s career in the medical industry has changed, but her dedication to patients and customers has never wavered. Beaton began her career as a pediatric trauma nurse. Ten years in, she developed a latex allergy and had to leave bedside nursing. Her new career

By |2019-04-12T13:39:24-05:00April 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE vice president says “yes” to opportunities