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Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

Tawny Archer, a provider executive at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has lost 82 pounds since the beginning of her weight loss journey. It all began when she was pregnant with her now 17-month-old daughter. “When I was pregnant two years ago, I had gestational diabetes really bad where I had to

By |2020-02-27T08:54:53-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

Own Your Privacy in 2020

When you get junk mail, do you wonder how the sender got your address? And those unwelcome telemarketers – how did they get your phone number? The data privacy landscape is quickly evolving. Many states in the US have modeled laws after Europe’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). California’s Consumer Privacy Act went into effect

‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Joni Wheeler began her career solving problems. After studying English and prelaw at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Wheeler joined West Corporation as an editor. “They put me in an area that was all technology people,” Wheeler said. “I saw my colleagues were busy all the time. I would finish my work really fast

By |2019-11-13T13:35:22-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

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: Stories, Team Blue|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: Stories, Team Blue|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: Team Blue, 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: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings