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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: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

Wellness has been a part of Justin Cavanaugh’s life since his youth, and over the years, he has learned what it means to him. “It’s feeling good about yourself and being able to do what you want,” said Cavanaugh. “For me, that means being physically active. I like to move and sweat. Ideally, I’d be

By |2020-03-26T11:15:41-05:00March 31st, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Justin Cavanaugh’s well-rounded wellness

BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) travel-themed health fair, employees chose their own adventure while visiting booths and learning more about health, safety and benefits opportunities available in the company and community. BCBSNE hosted the fair at Blue Cross Centre. More than 35 vendors, including Jeana Tortorilla with the National Safety Council,

By |2019-09-25T09:20:52-05:00September 26th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE hosts annual health, safety and benefits fair

Tan no sign of health

Do you believe a tan makes a person look healthy? You are not alone. A recent Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Health of America study found 53 percent of millennials believe getting a tan is a sign of health. It’s a misconception that can have serious consequences. “I just didn’t do anything to prevent bad

By |2019-08-07T10:12:44-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tan no sign of health

5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

The health care landscape is continuously changing and growing. Staying informed of emerging trends can help businesses provide the right benefits and keep employees healthier. When businesses have an understanding of the local health care landscape, they are able to make informed decisions for their employees. Here are five health care benefit trends identified by

By |2019-04-24T09:18:57-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announces grants to nonprofits

As a Nebraska-based company, we believe strongly in giving back to our communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has a long tradition of providing significant support to nonprofit organizations statewide. “The grants are an opportunity for our company to recognize the meaningful work being done by organizations across the state to impact

By |2019-01-15T11:07:32-06:00January 15th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska announces grants to nonprofits

Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

Kathy Biernbaum of Springfield, Nebraska, brings out her recipe for quality family time every holiday season – it involves copious amounts of flour and frosting. “My mom always did cookie cutouts with frosting,” she says. “I still have that Pillsbury cookbook; it’s from 1955.” For Kay and Mike Glynn of Hastings, Iowa, quality family time

By |2019-01-14T09:01:37-06:00January 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Food, fun & families: Prioritizing time (and reaping the benefits) in 2019

Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

There are nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers to loved ones in the United States, and 72 percent are taking care of a family member age 50 or older. If you are a caregiver to someone who is Medicare eligible, here's a guide to assessing plan options and advocating on their behalf, especially during the Annual

By |2018-11-12T08:50:33-06:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

Annual health, safety and employee benefits fair proves there’s no place like BCBSNE

Forget going to see the wizard in the Land of Oz. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees followed the yellow brick road to better health during the company’s annual health, safety and employee benefits fair. More than 35 vendors attended the “Wizard of Oz” themed fair to share health, safety and employee

By |2018-10-01T11:03:52-05:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual health, safety and employee benefits fair proves there’s no place like BCBSNE