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Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has seen nearly a 25% increase in the need for its mental health resources. Best Care EAP works with employers to provide a variety of services to their workers, such as counseling and wellness coaching. The organization’s increased requests for mental health services are largely due

By |2021-09-15T10:41:25-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

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

BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) encourages state residents to sign up to be notified when they’re eligible to receive their COVID-19 vaccination through the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)  registration portal. The registration process begins with a short questionnaire asking for: Demographic details Medical history COVID-19 history Contact information

By |2021-02-17T10:38:23-06:00February 11th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE encourages Nebraskans to register for COVID-19 vaccination

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

Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

Throughout 2020, the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its regulations. People have faced the stress of the pandemic through restrictions, the threat of sickness and social isolation. The result? A wide-spread feeling of emotional exhaustion known as COVID-19 or pandemic fatigue, according to AMITA Health. What is pandemic fatigue? COVID-19 fatigue

By |2020-12-10T15:33:04-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

Flu and COVID-19 facts to know as flu season approaches

Flu season is right around the corner, along with the risk of a twindemic. This year, it is even more crucial to understand the risks of the flu, why flu shots are essential and how the flu compares to COVID-19. Five Fast Flu Facts to Know The flu is a respiratory illness caused by various

By |2020-11-02T09:22:32-06:00October 26th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Flu and COVID-19 facts to know as flu season approaches

Central District Health Department to provide flu shots for 10,000 Grand Island students over three weeks

Central District Health Department (CDHD) is offering no-cost flu vaccinations to approximately 10,000 students in preschool through 12th grade – nearly one-fifth of the Grand Island population – in collaboration with Grand Island Public Schools (GIPS), Heartland Health Center (HHC) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “Because Grand Island has been hit

By |2020-10-12T09:10:23-05:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Central District Health Department to provide flu shots for 10,000 Grand Island students over three weeks

BCBSNE’s chief medical officer: ‘Protect our state. Get your flu shot’

By Dr. Debra Esser, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s chief medical officer By now, you’ve probably heard the word “pandemic” countless times as the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to impact people’s health, well-being and daily life. Flu season is coming, and with it, the possibility of a twindemic, or two pandemics happening at

By |2020-10-01T09:18:48-05:00September 22nd, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s chief medical officer: ‘Protect our state. Get your flu shot’

BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely

Donations from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) are helping students return to the classroom safely during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Lourdes Central Catholic Schools In Nebraska City, students at Lourdes Central Catholic Schools recently started the new school year in-person, heading back to the classroom for the first time since March. “We’re

By |2020-09-11T10:34:48-05:00September 11th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations help students return to the classroom safely

BCBSNE expands remote-working opportunities to support job growth and economic development

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) launched a pilot program to recruit work-from-home customer service representatives in Norfolk, Columbus and greater Omaha, demonstrating its commitment to Nebraska’s economic development, a sustainable remote-working environment and localized member support. As part of the pilot, 10 new employees started Aug. 31, with more to follow soon.

By |2020-09-01T08:54:20-05:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands remote-working opportunities to support job growth and economic development