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Wise & Well: Elise McHatton’s passion for group exercise keeps her moving

Growing up, you were more likely to find Elise McHatton delivering speeches or engaging in spirited debates than putting on a sports uniform.   “Ironically, I wasn’t an athlete or into fitness in high school,” McHatton said. “My friends and I skated a little bit at our local ice rink in the winter, but that was

By |2023-12-19T15:10:02-06:00December 20th, 2023|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Elise McHatton’s passion for group exercise keeps her moving

Wise and Well: A runner’s journey to wellness

Amanda (left) pictured with her wife Lauren. Amanda Merfeld, a communications strategist at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), started running two years ago during COVID-19 to prioritize her wellness and mental health. “I was diagnosed with both anxiety and depression at the age of 15,” Merfeld said. “My doctor said

By |2023-12-04T13:49:50-06:00December 4th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: A runner’s journey to wellness

Wise and Well: Lynda Crouch’s fight against breast cancer

Breast cancer impacts one in eight women worldwide, according to BreastCancer.org. Lynda Crouch, a workforce management coordinator at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), is one of these women. Crouch was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer just last year after going in for her annual mammogram. Crouch, whose mom and aunts had all been

By |2023-10-30T16:22:09-05:00October 31st, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Lynda Crouch’s fight against breast cancer

BCBSNE welcomes 24 new board members across eight employee groups

This month, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) welcomed 21 returning and 24 new board members across eight employee groups, which all share a common goal: Creating a space where employees can make an impact in the office and the community.  The employee groups include six employee resource groups (ERG), the Diversity

By |2023-10-30T13:52:12-05:00October 30th, 2023|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE welcomes 24 new board members across eight employee groups

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska recognized as a 2023 Governor’s Wellness Award recipient

Governor Jim Pillen recently presented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) with the 2023 Governor’s Wellness Award at the Harvester level.  Presented every three years, the award recognizes Nebraska businesses that prioritize employee health and well-being. BCBSNE has been honored with the award six times since 2008. According to the Nebraska Department of

By |2023-10-17T12:59:36-05:00October 17th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska recognized as a 2023 Governor’s Wellness Award recipient

Wise and Well: Hannah Wooden priorities her health to be the best version of herself

Making a commitment to her fitness at a young age, Hannah Wooden, a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has always found a way to put her health first. She found her passion for fitness, especially CrossFit and weightlifting, in high school, and it has continued to grow. “In

By |2023-09-27T14:50:21-05:00September 29th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Hannah Wooden priorities her health to be the best version of herself

Wise and Well: Cayla Kelly manages her time to forge a healthy lifestyle

  Cayla Kelly, appeals specialist, spent years developing and fine-tuning her wise and well routine, both through Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) fitness center and in her free time. She began at BCBSNE as a customer service representative and worked in this role for two years before becoming an appeals specialist, a

By |2023-04-20T11:45:29-05:00April 27th, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise and Well: Cayla Kelly manages her time to forge a healthy lifestyle

Wise & Well: Steve Konnath practices personal forgiveness

After wellness took a backseat for Steve Konnath,  he found himself starting a new wellness journey with his wife Jane after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2012. “The type of cancer that she had was called HER2 Positive, and it's one that is fairly aggressive and it's hormone driven,” says Konnath, Blue Cross and Blue

By |2022-11-30T08:59:20-06:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Steve Konnath practices personal forgiveness

Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

One early morning in May 2021, Jaye Stentz started his day like most others: he went to let his chocolate lab, Howard, outside; however, when he tried to call him back inside the words weren’t there. “I could think the words, but they weren't coming out,” said Stentz, organization development specialist at Blue Cross and

By |2022-09-26T15:10:54-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

The changing landscape of wellness at BCBSNE

As the landscape of work has changed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), wellness has adapted to meet employees where they are at. In 2020, the majority of the company’s employees began to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This shift in work location became permanent for many as BCBSNE transitioned

By |2022-09-19T08:46:24-05:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The changing landscape of wellness at BCBSNE