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Vet who once spiraled now supports, connects comrades with similar struggles

Adam Armstrong knows about conflict – the global kind and the internal kind. “I went through some struggles, especially when I came off active duty.” A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, Adam thrived on the purpose and structure that four years of active duty provided – and he spiraled without them. “When I came

By |2017-11-01T14:43:01-05:00August 18th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: |Comments Off on Vet who once spiraled now supports, connects comrades with similar struggles

Playing the “What if” game is not for travel insurance

April 30 is a day of celebration for Tammy Freeman.  On that day four years ago, she almost lost her leg. It happened on a vacation with her 28-year-old daughter in Cabo St Lucas.  Freeman was trying to keep up with her daughter on a “bucket list” day of snorkeling, riding camels and driving

By |2021-04-15T12:49:17-05:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, Your Story|Comments Off on Playing the “What if” game is not for travel insurance

Finding your health groove

Everyone is different, so to feel great and get healthy you have to find your own groove, and it's probably somewhere between sitting on the couch and running marathons. When we picture health, we think of big muscles, flat abs and lots of sweat. But maintaining a lifelong healthy routine can be as simple as

By |2019-08-06T09:18:04-05:00August 3rd, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Comments Off on Finding your health groove

Group health plans for business travelers

Group Health Plans for Business Travelers Did you know we offer GeoBlue Expat℠ and GeoBlue Traveler℠ group health plans for business travelers? These plans allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, and all Blues Plans, the ability to extend our global reach and enhance our ability to offer comprehensive and compliant international health care

By |2017-09-13T13:19:30-05:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on Group health plans for business travelers

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 |2017-09-13T13:20:10-05:00July 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 |2017-09-13T13:25:52-05:00July 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 |2017-09-13T13:26:03-05:00July 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 |2018-01-18T11:24:00-06:00July 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 |2017-09-13T13:26:25-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Go generic and save money