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Cost saving headquarters in Aksarben Village

Our 10-story BlueCross Center, situated on a 10.3-acre site in Aksarben Village, is an LEED® Silver certified facility with office space to accommodate 1,200+ employees. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money. In the best interest of our members,

By |2017-09-13T13:28:33+00:00May 23rd, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement, Our Take|Comments Off on Cost saving headquarters in Aksarben Village

College Possible guides a star student toward an even brighter future

When she walks across the stage at Baxter Arena on May 25, Ana Pérez-Villagómez will make history – the first in her immediate family to graduate from high school. You won’t be able to see it on her diploma, but there is a star by her name; a figurative designation, in the works since elementary

By |2017-11-01T14:43:57+00:00May 21st, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: |Comments Off on College Possible guides a star student toward an even brighter future

It’s time to look at your Medicare plan

It’s that time of year to weatherize your house, your car—and your Medicare plan. If you’re 65 years of age or older, and there’s been a change in the last year to your health, the prescription drugs you take or your financial status, now’s the time to give yourself a health plan checkup. Start by

By |2017-09-13T13:28:36+00:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, Our Take|Tags: |Comments Off on It’s time to look at your Medicare plan

Local efforts to prevent opioid abuse underway

  As a physician, I've prescribed thousands of doses of narcotics for pain. It's a responsibility I take seriously. Opioids, including prescription opioids and heroin, killed more than 33,000 people in 2015, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention — more than any year on record. Nearly half of all opioid overdose deaths

By |2017-09-13T13:28:54+00:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on Local efforts to prevent opioid abuse underway

Telemedicine programs bring expertise to all corners of Nebraska

Telemedicine has fundamentally changed the face of health care across the state and, say area medical professionals, the technology is just scratching the surface. “The people we’re training in medical school now, it’s not science fiction to think they will be seeing a lot of their patients in the patient’s own home through telemedicine,” said

By |2017-09-13T13:28:59+00:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement, Insurance 101|Comments Off on Telemedicine programs bring expertise to all corners of Nebraska

Don’t put off that talk with your parents

Have your parents slowed down? Complained of some aches and pains and wrinkles? Those are normal signs of aging. Have you noticed that your parents appear depressed or helpless? Have they lost interest in the hobbies they’ve always enjoyed? Are they overeating or have they lost their appetite? As a physician, I can tell you

By |2017-08-10T11:06:22+00:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: |Comments Off on Don’t put off that talk with your parents

Know your Medicare basics

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover everything; you generally have to pay your deductible, 20% of your Part B medical bills and all of your prescription drug cost. Medicare Advantage insurance is designed to be the only health care plan you need. Here are the details on how your Medicare parts add up.

By |2017-09-13T13:29:06+00:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Know your Medicare basics

Why we are leaving the ACA individual market in 2018

We recently announced that as of January 1, 2018, we will no longer offer ACA-compliant individual health plans. We understand this decision is disruptive and disappointing for the members impacted by our decision. We wanted to remain in the private individual market—even after significant losses in our ACA-compliant plans forced our exit from the federal

By |2017-08-02T15:55:13+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases, Our Take|Comments Off on Why we are leaving the ACA individual market in 2018

Cost of Rx drugs

Everywhere you go it seems like things cost more >More these days, from groceries to gas. But when it comes to prescription drugs, prices have been rising at an alarming rate. Consumers are often unaware of how much their prescriptions actually cost. Under most health plans, you’re required to pay a set copay amount for your prescription, not

By |2017-09-13T13:29:13+00:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on Cost of Rx drugs