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Childhood obesity: What can parents do?

The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Obesity in childhood and adolescence increases the risk of developing high cholesterol, hypertension, respiratory ailments, orthopedic problems, depression and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the problem continues into adulthood: Overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of

By |2017-09-13T13:20:10+00:00July 25th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Childhood obesity: What can parents do?

BCBSNE collaborates with CHI Health on new network

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and CHI Health have collaborated to develop a new provider network choice for BCBSNE employer groups:  Blueprint Health.  Starting Jan. 1, 2018, this new network option will be available to employer groups headquartered in the Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island and Kearney areas that have 151 or more employees.

By |2017-09-13T13:25:52+00:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases|Comments Off on BCBSNE collaborates with CHI Health on new network

10 reasons to learn CPR

After someone stops breathing, or the heart stops beating, he or she can survive for only four to six minutes before lack of oxygen results in brain damage or death. CPR can buy extra time for your loved one, until professional help can arrive, by artificially circulating oxygen to the brain. More than 70 percent

By |2017-09-13T13:26:03+00:00July 18th, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Comments Off on 10 reasons to learn CPR

OneHealth Nebraska signs ACO contract with BCBSNE

OneHealth Nebraska announces the signing of its Accountable Care Organization contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Fifteen primary care clinics in Lincoln will be part of the contract including more than 100 family physicians, internists, pediatricians and OB/GYNs caring for 30,000 BCBS patients. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are a new innovative model

By |2018-01-18T11:24:00+00:00July 15th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases|Tags: |Comments Off on OneHealth Nebraska signs ACO contract with BCBSNE

Go generic and save money

When shopping at the grocery store, do you automatically reach for the familiar brand name item you recognize from a TV commercial or magazine ad? When it comes to medications, you might be able to save money—without sacrificing safety or effectiveness—by choosing a generic drug. Generics: What’s the Difference? If your doctor prescribes a brand-name

By |2017-09-13T13:26:25+00:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Go generic and save money

The prevalence of diabetes

The impact of diabetes continues to grow.  It’s increasing most rapidly in the 18 – 34 age group where obesity rates are also going up.  In Nebraska we’re seeing an increase too. According to our research in connection with the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association’s Health of America study on diabetes.  Slightly more than

By |2017-12-19T09:45:55+00:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on The prevalence of diabetes

Scammers are pretending to be Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Scammers are using fake Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska business logos, phone numbers, Web and street addresses to lure people to buy health insurance.   We discovered the scam and alerted Nebraska’s attorney general and Nebraska Department of Insurance. The scammers are calling consumers and attempting to collect personal information and offering insurance

By |2017-09-13T13:26:55+00:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: News Releases, Security|Comments Off on Scammers are pretending to be Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

How to make the health insurance market work: BCBSNE’s principles for a better system

Washington debates the fate of the U.S. health care system These days, all eyes are on Washington as the fate of the Affordable Care Act—and its replacement—is being determined. The House of Representatives has passed its version of the American Health Care Act, which is intended to replace the current health care law. The House

By |2017-09-13T13:27:03+00:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: News Releases, Our Take, Stories|Comments Off on How to make the health insurance market work: BCBSNE’s principles for a better system

What the future of health care could look like

I don’t have a crystal ball, but if I did and could see what health insurance may look like in five, 10 or even 20 years, I would see you, the patient, in the center of the process. You aren’t sitting on the sidelines, uncertain about what questions to ask because you don’t have enough

By |2017-09-13T13:27:21+00:00July 4th, 2017|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on What the future of health care could look like