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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

Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun

Between playing soccer and being on the swim team growing up, Seth Orndorff has always led an active life, but, when college ended and pools became fewer and farther between, he struggled to keep active without getting bored. That is until he found the cure to his activity rut: keeping exercise fun. “I have a

By |2022-08-26T12:18:30-05:00August 29th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Seth Orndorff on keeping wellness fun

Wise & Well: Kara Urkoski’s journey – ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’

Kara Urkoski and her youngest son Blake pictured on vacation in Florida. Kara Urkoski, provider executive II at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), credits her success in leading an active lifestyle to being involved in sports when she was a kid. “I played soccer a lot when I was younger, I was

By |2022-08-04T08:57:20-05:00August 4th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Kara Urkoski’s journey – ‘walk the walk and talk the talk’

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. Vaccines will be administered by Hy-Vee Healthy You mobile clinics.  “We are excited to partner with YMCAs and Hy-Vee to offer no-cost flu shots across the state of Nebraska. With the uncertainty and added risks of

By |2021-09-21T14:58:51-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Zach Heerten’s wellness journey began with a simple wellness challenge at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018 and has only blossomed from there. Hosted as part of  BCBSNE’s internal wellness program, the 10K-A-Day wellness challenge encouraged employees to hit 10,000 steps a day for six weeks. “Multiple members of my team

By |2021-08-23T10:29:58-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

The pursuit of wellness starts bright and early every day for Karah Thompson. “My daily morning routines have helped me focus on my wellness,” said Karah Thompson, agile project manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “I wake up earlier than I did before we were going into the office, and I

By |2021-06-09T10:13:54-05:00June 15th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Stories, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Karah Thompson’s routine of wellness

Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

Back in January of 2020, Glenn Bruneau took the first step of an over year-long journey: recognizing that change needed to happen. “After taking some time to reflect on where I was regarding my personal health both physically and mentally, I concluded I had to make some adjustments to my life,” said Bruneau, information services

By |2021-06-03T12:42:23-05:00June 3rd, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Glenn Bruneau’s journey to wellness

BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE’s) latest internal wellness challenge, Blue Moves, used the power of teamwork and competition to motivate employees to stay active. Blue Moves was a wellness challenge hosted by BCBSNE as a part of its internal wellness program, Be Well at Blue. During the six-week challenge, employees formed teams

By |2021-05-20T16:15:12-05:00May 26th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees compete in Blue Moves wellness challenge

Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness

During his time at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Ben Rose has learned how to take his wellness to a more comprehensive level. “Wellness, to me, is having the ability, energy and drive to be able to do the things in life that I want and need to do,” said Rose, director

By |2021-05-04T12:06:46-05:00May 4th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Ben Rose’s working wellness