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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

OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

OneWorld Community Health Centers is accustomed to change. The nonprofit has been evolving to serve the Omaha metro for the last 50 years — but never more rapidly than in the last few months. “The pandemic has dramatically affected the work we do,” says CEO Andrea Skolkin. OneWorld is headquartered in Douglas County’s top COVID-19

By |2020-07-24T15:45:04-05:00July 17th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on OneWorld works fast and furious to expand health care services in COVID-19 hot spot

BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

With support from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), two local nonprofits recently began distributing face masks to people in need. Cloth face coverings may help prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) from spreading, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC recommends people wear face masks in public when social distancing

By |2020-07-24T15:46:11-05:00July 13th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donations support face mask distribution efforts in Omaha, Grand Island areas

How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Community support has always been an important part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) culture. When Nebraska’s community needs shifted rapidly in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BCBSNE shifted the focus of its support in response. The company has re-aligned its community engagement efforts to help those impacted by the pandemic.

By |2021-01-05T15:18:38-06:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic