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NET’s Good, Healthy Life series looks at wellness programs

Good, Healthy Life is a new series produced by NET in partnership with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The series explores health care in the country, how the system got to be where it is and how consumers can navigate it. They are examining the causes of illnesses, how Nebraskans can prevent

By |2018-12-07T11:07:15+00:00December 6th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on NET’s Good, Healthy Life series looks at wellness programs

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

Sampson Construction “keeps it simple” to engage employees in wellness program

Sampson Construction 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. Travis Lucas, Sampson Construction human resources director, started the company’s wellness program about 18 months ago. “It began pretty much from ground zero,” Lucas

BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

Ten years. Eight positions. One company. A decade into her career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Lyndsay Williams continues to find opportunities for growth and change. Williams began her career at BCBSNE as a wellness intern. After graduating from Northwest Missouri State in 2008, she accepted a dual human resources and

By |2018-09-14T09:23:23+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

Eating five servings of produce every day is challenging, but at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), the challenge of consuming fruits and vegetables takes on a new meaning with Colorful Choices. Colorful Choices is a six-week health challenge hosted by BCBSNE’s wellness team. The goal of the challenge is to eat five servings of

By |2018-09-04T09:50:38+00:00September 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Colorful Choices challenge encourages eating habits that lead to better health

The importance of back-to-school health checkups

It’s that time of year where parents begin crossing items off the back-to-school checklist. But making sure your children have everything they need for the first day of school goes beyond what’s on their feet or in their backpack. Scheduling an annual wellness checkup with your pediatrician is perhaps the most important part of back-to-school

By |2018-08-02T11:22:40+00:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The importance of back-to-school health checkups

BCBSNE promotes fresh, local foods through CSA

A community supported agriculture program, or CSA, allows citizens to have access to high quality, fresh and locally grown foods from regional farmers. Most CSAs allow you to purchase a weekly or bi-weekly “share” of food to pick up at a convenient location. Melissa Young, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska health care delivery

By |2018-07-06T10:53:31+00:00July 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE promotes fresh, local foods through CSA

Grower award sets BCBSNE wellness program apart

Nebraska’s Governor awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) the Governor’s Large Grower Wellness Award.  President and CEO Steve Martin accepted the award at the Wellcom Excellence in Worksite Wellness Awards Luncheon in November. The award recognizes BCBSNE’s efforts to change employee health behaviors by providing an evidence-based worksite wellness program.  A free

By |2018-02-13T10:02:00+00:00December 5th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Grower award sets BCBSNE wellness program apart