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Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

Kerry Kremke, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) chief information security officer and director of information security and privacy, believes wellness is a journey influenced by his actions. “What I eat, the activities I do, the way I work with people, the attitude I choose to take and my spiritual connection are a

By |2020-08-28T13:46:21-05:00August 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kerry Kremke’s miles of wellness

BCBSNE employees stay active at home with virtual group exercise

Since March 24, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) wellness team has been offering virtual group exercise classes for employees. The wellness team made the adjustment to the regular, in-person group exercise classes offered in the onsite gym at Blue Cross Centre as employees transitioned to working from home due to the pandemic.

By |2020-08-20T16:20:15-05:00August 17th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees stay active at home with virtual group exercise

Wise & Well: Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness awakening

Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness journey began a year ago with a wakeup call from her doctor. Pettijohn, a marketing operations consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), is a five-year breast cancer survivor who has struggled with her weight in the past. “The turning point for me was when I had a physical

By |2020-08-13T08:58:47-05:00July 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tracie Pettijohn’s wellness awakening

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) 10K-A-Day wellness challenge hosted by the company’s wellness department motivated employees to walk to better wellness. The challenge ran six weeks, and employees could go solo to try and make it on the individual leaderboard or form a team and take on the challenge together. “Ten thousand

By |2020-06-30T15:43:07-05:00July 1st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska employees counted their steps to better wellness during the company’s 10K-A-Day wellness challenge

Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

To Derek Wakefield, wellness is more than eating right and getting up and moving – it’s holistic. “Wellness is being connected, engaged, mindful and willing to learn and be adaptable to your surroundings,” he said. Wakefield, a product manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) does his best to “balance the eight

By |2020-06-24T12:16:50-05:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Derek Wakefield’s approach to holistic wellness

Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

While wellness is usually discussed as an activity or attribute, Matthew Pleggenkuhle views wellness differently. “Wellness is a state of being, not having or doing, and it is important to recognize that emotional and mental wellness are often more important than physical wellness,” said Pleggenkuhle, business process manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2020-05-07T15:35:42-05:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matthew Pleggenkuhle and his state of wellness

Wise & Well: Malorie Maddox’s wellness journey

Even before Chief Communications and Marketing Officer Malorie Maddox came to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018, she made wellness a priority in her life. “I was born with rheumatoid arthritis, so at a very early age I had a doctor tell me I have to be active my whole life,”

By |2020-01-29T15:49:16-06:00January 30th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Malorie Maddox’s wellness journey

Empowering employees to improve their wellness

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) understands the importance of health and wellness and strives to provide health and wellness resources to its employees. Since the inception of its first wellness committee in the early ’90s, BCBSNE has been continuously working to promote healthy living including adding full-time wellness services staff in 2005.

By |2019-04-03T13:52:31-05:00April 4th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Empowering employees to improve their wellness

New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees are harnessing the power of teamwork to meet one common New Year’s resolution during the company’s 12-week New Year, New You challenge. New Year, New You is a team weight loss wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team from Jan. 16 to April 10. Participants aim

By |2019-01-02T10:41:22-06:00January 2nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on New Year, New You wellness challenge harnesses the power of teamwork

New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays

When the weather outside turns frightful, it’s easy to curl up on the couch and enjoy sweet treats, leading to weight gain that sticks around. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is providing employees with motivation to maintain their weight over the holidays with a new wellness challenge. The challenge, Maintain Don’t Gain,

By |2018-11-12T10:47:15-06:00November 13th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on New wellness challenge provides motivation to maintain weight over holidays