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New Medicare ID cards being mailed

In April 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) will begin a year-long process of mailing new ID cards to everyone covered by Medicare. CMS will mail the new cards by geographic location and other factors, with the goal of having all cards replaced by April 2019. For people in Iowa and Nebraska

By |2018-04-09T13:20:07+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New Medicare ID cards being mailed

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adopting CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is joining other Blue Plans nationwide in adopting new Centers for Disease Control (CDC) guidelines that support not prescribing opioids as first or second lines of pain therapy in most clinical situations. “We will be using the CDC opioid prescribing guidelines to further educate our providers and

By |2018-03-29T12:07:30+00:00March 29th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska adopting CDC guidelines on opioid prescribing

Wellness center named for CEO Emeritus Steve Martin

As an ongoing tribute to Steve Martin’s commitment to employee wellness, the company’s fitness center has been renamed the Steven S. Martin Wellness Center. “This is a very fitting tribute to Steve,” said BCBSNE Board Chair George Beattie at the unveiling presentation. “During his tenure as president and CEO, from 2002 to 2018, Steve was

By |2018-03-28T13:08:44+00:00March 28th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wellness center named for CEO Emeritus Steve Martin

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska receives approval for reorganization – new president/CEO

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) received approval from its members to reorganize into a mutual insurance holding company effective July 1, 2018.  The holding company, GoodLife Partners, Inc., will be the overall parent company for BCBSNE and its subsidiaries.  The reorganization was approved during the company’s annual meeting of members, held March

By |2018-03-27T12:39:33+00:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska receives approval for reorganization – new president/CEO

Bingel Center volunteer spreads positive energy with ceramics and a ‘smile that won’t quit’

Mary Marion is more than a people person. She is a serving-people person. Her entire adult life has been spent caring for others – from the eight sons she raised to the neighbors she helps feed to the fellow seniors she impacts twice a week, every week at The Salvation Army’s Dora Bingel Senior Center.

By |2018-03-26T15:34:51+00:00March 26th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Bingel Center volunteer spreads positive energy with ceramics and a ‘smile that won’t quit’

Steve Martin named Omaha Press Club’s 156th Face on the Barroom Floor

The Omaha Press Club honored Steve Martin, CEO emeritus, as the 156th Face on the Barroom Floor. The fun-spirited roast held on March 22 included quips from Susan Courtney, executive vice president, operations; Karen Aman, BCBSNE board member; W. David Scott, co-founder, Tetrad Property Group and Terry Kroeger, president and CEO, BH Media Group and

By |2018-03-27T15:20:37+00:00March 20th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Steve Martin named Omaha Press Club’s 156th Face on the Barroom Floor

More Nebraska kids are going to emergency rooms with severe allergies

More Nebraska children are being taken to emergency rooms (ER) with serious allergic reactions according to a Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association childhood allergies study. The number increased by 39 percent from 2014 to 2017 among Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members. “What that tells me is that parents are reacting to

By |2018-03-19T11:26:48+00:00March 19th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on More Nebraska kids are going to emergency rooms with severe allergies

WOWT’s Maddox to join BCBSNE as vice president of communications

BCBSNE is pleased to announce that Malorie Maddox will be joining our organization as vice president of communications. “We’re excited to welcome Malorie to our team,” said Steve Grandfield, president and chief executive officer-elect. “Her background in news media and her proven communication skills will be tremendous assets in our internal and external communication efforts.”

By |2018-03-15T10:58:50+00:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on WOWT’s Maddox to join BCBSNE as vice president of communications

Ideas, passions, experiences shared at first-ever BCBSNE YP Summit

Our Young Professionals (YP) Connect group – a committee dedicated to attracting, retaining and engaging young professionals at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska – has hosted its first-ever YP summit for employees. “Our YP group wants to continually bring opportunities to  coworkers to invest in their professional development and inspire them to see

By |2018-03-08T13:57:49+00:00March 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Ideas, passions, experiences shared at first-ever BCBSNE YP Summit