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Nearly 600 people received their flu shot at one of BCBSNE’s free flu shot clinics

In October, nearly 600 people received flu shots at 21 free community flu shot clinics hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE).   BCBSNE hosts the clinics annually as part of its mission to be a champion for the health and well-being of its members and the communities it serves. Community members

By |2023-11-17T14:23:37-06:00November 20th, 2023|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Nearly 600 people received their flu shot at one of BCBSNE’s free flu shot clinics

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

BCBSNE adds to growing list of mental health resources for members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) introduced a new web page to provide mental health and wellness resources to support members’ well-being. The page includes resources from mental health terminology to emergency response contacts and more.   Improving, educating and helping members with their mental health has been an ongoing project for BCBSNE since

By |2023-06-30T09:25:34-05:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on BCBSNE adds to growing list of mental health resources for members

BCBSNE provides safety equipment to Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public Schools students

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently donated $5,000 to Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public Schools (UNPS) to supply helmets, knee pads and elbow pads to students enrolled in summer school.  UNPS, located in Macy, Nebraska, started construction in the summer of 2022 on a new recreational complex that includes a pump track, baseball field, lighted

By |2023-06-19T15:17:36-05:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides safety equipment to Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public Schools students

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

Team Blue takes more than 45 million steps in the MARVELous Step Challenge

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently held the MARVELous Step Challenge, pushing Team Blue members to become heroes of their own wellness journey by logging their steps throughout March. The challenge, hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness department, divided 284 employee participants into five superhero themed teams. Participants were encouraged to reach the top

By |2023-04-19T11:28:02-05:00April 19th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Team Blue takes more than 45 million steps in the MARVELous Step Challenge

The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) medical directors Dr. Victoria Hall, Dr. Elizabeth Noordhoek and Dr. Cindy Gubbels contributed their insight to help individuals choose a primary care provider (PCP). A PCP acts as a person’s medical home base and aims to provide long-term and preventive care, routine checkups, and referrals to specialists

By |2023-02-10T08:31:28-06:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Wise & Well: Cameron Arch finds joy in spiritual wellness

While wellness is usually thought of as staying physically healthy or mentally well, Cameron Arch makes it a point to focus on the third component of mind, body and soul. “When I think of holistic wellness, I think about mind, body and spirit. We talk about physical fitness and mental health. The one thing I

By |2023-01-11T08:40:36-06:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Cameron Arch finds joy in spiritual wellness

Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost nine out of 10 people struggle to comprehend health information when their health care provider or others use unfamiliar or complex terms. Proper patient-provider communication creates a strong base for developing long-term, trusting relationships that improve personal health literacy – the ability of the

By |2022-07-11T12:55:00-05:00July 11th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Patient-provider communication: The key to improved health literacy

Seniors: How to stay active all summer long

Summertime means longer, warmer days and more ways to be physically active around and outside your home – from strolls around the neighborhood to long bike rides on one of the many paved trails in Omaha – there's no shortage of methods to move your body. The importance of exercise According to the National Institute

By |2022-06-21T14:18:04-05:00June 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Seniors: How to stay active all summer long