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Careers & Culture

Meet the faces behind BCBSNC and learn more about what we’re doing in North Carolina and beyond.

Weight loss at age 40: Tips for making it work

Back in January, I set out with the goal of losing 20 pounds before my 40th birthday in June. I did not make my goal. The truth is that weight loss is tough. It takes discipline. It takes time. It takes courage. It takes constant motivation. And life, especially when...

A Day in the Life of a Social Media Intern

It’s hard to believe that I am already halfway done with my internship at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC). Before I started, I had a hard time imagining what my actual duties would look like. What would I be doing every day? Would my days...

Serving Those Who Serve Durham

What makes Durham a great place to live and work? You could name a lot of things, but the most important is that Durham is a community that cares. Durhamites look out for one another and the city boasts a network of churches and nonprofits that extend a hand – or food or clothing or shelter – to those in need.

The open workspace: Is it really that bad?

Pity the open workspace. It has been criticized by everybody from The Washington Post to Fast Company magazine for creating office distractions, destroying privacy and even making employees sick. So when BCBSNC transitioned out of its well-known Chapel Hill...

America’s Health: A Smart Investment

When I received the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s 2015 “Investing in America’s Health” report recently, the title struck me. Specifically, the word “investing” started me thinking. Impact across America The report outlines the combined community impact of the...

Bringing your true self to work

Bringing your whole and best self to work is an aspirational goal for some. But for others, it’s a daunting challenge. According to a study by the Human Rights Campaign in 2014, 53 percent of the LGBTQ community concealed their sexuality at work and 35 percent lie...

Month of Thanks 2014: #GivingTuesday Wrap-Up

Thinking Thanks on #GivingTuesday “Thanks” is a word we use many times a day – at least, our mothers would hope we use it many times a day. We say it so often, it has lost some of its impact, just like “interesting” or “dynamic.” Those words really don’t communicate...

Welcome to Month of Thanks 2014

“To improve the health and well-being of our customers and communities.”   We adopted that mission statement in 2014, and at first glance, it may seem odd that “health insurance” isn’t mentioned. But the words of our mission statement were very purposefully chosen, as...