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National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

Even with our altered normal, National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day motivated Nebraskans all over the state to focus on their well-being. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) had over 1,100 Nebraskans and 146 groups and schools take the NW@L Day pledge. Everyone who took the pledge helped raise $4,059 for Special Olympics

By |2020-05-04T10:48:43-05:00May 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to stay well

National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has hosted National Walk @ Lunch (NW@L) Day for 13 years, but given current conditions, BCBSNE has adjusted the format of the event while keeping its same goals in mind. BCBSNE typically asks participants to take the NW@L Day pledge and walk for 30 minutes. With social

By |2020-04-24T15:50:38-05:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk @ Lunch Day to have new format, same goals

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adjusts National Walk @ Lunch Day for the health and safety of Nebraskans

National Walk @ Lunch Day (NW@L Day) has been a Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) tradition for 13 years. However, in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak, BCBSNE has changed its approach. Instead of asking Nebraskans to lace up their shoes and walk for 30 minutes on Wednesday, April 29 for the

By |2020-04-13T13:01:07-05:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adjusts National Walk @ Lunch Day for the health and safety of Nebraskans

Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

News about COVID-19, a new coronavirus originating in Wuhan, China, spread quickly. However, Nebraskans have a greater risk of catching another illness: The flu. Flu activity is currently widespread in Nebraska, according to estimates on the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) website. Of the 46,145 influenza diagnostic tests performed so far in the

By |2020-02-20T09:00:57-06:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Flu poses greater risk to Nebraskans than coronavirus

Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

In the rolling corn and bean fields of northeastern Nebraska, the Wildcats are the heart and soul of Winside. Nearly 200 kids, preschool through 12th grade, attend the school in the town of 417 residents. When head volleyball coach Teresa Watters signed the school up to participate in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-05-10T09:45:29-05:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

National Walk at Lunch moved Nebraskans

Employees laced up their shoes on Wednesday and headed to Stinson Park in Omaha's Aksarben Village to participate in the National Walk at Lunch day (NW@L). Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has hosted the event for the last 13 years. Each year participation in the event has grown, BCBSNE had more than

By |2019-04-25T13:46:41-05:00April 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Walk at Lunch moved Nebraskans

CEDARS: Be creative with wellness program

CEDARS, a Nebraska-based child-service organization, received a Governor’s Wellness Award this year along with 38 other Nebraska employers. The award recognizes businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. “We have a great wellness committee,” Joy Crawford, the company’s human resource specialist said. “It’s helpful to have such buy-in from

Nebraska Department of Insurance approves BCBSNE plans to form a mutual insurance holding company

The Nebraska Department of Insurance (NDOI) has approved Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) proposed reorganization plan to form a mutual insurance holding company. “We requested permission to create a mutual insurance holding company to be called “Goodlife Partners, Inc.,” Dale Mackel, executive vice president, said. “The holding company structure will give Blue

By |2018-02-13T10:02:08-06:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska Department of Insurance approves BCBSNE plans to form a mutual insurance holding company

Nebraska doing good job with childhood vaccinations but must remain vigilant

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members are doing a good job keeping their children’s vaccinations current.  Eighty-five percent received the seven required shots during the first three years of life.  That compares to 80 percent nationwide. The findings come from the latest Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study on

By |2018-01-19T13:42:00-06:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska doing good job with childhood vaccinations but must remain vigilant