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Medicare Advantage plans available in nine additional counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Medicare Advantage plans will be available in nine additional eastern Nebraska counties in 2019, bringing the total to 15. “This expansion provides more choices from a local, experienced health insurance carrier,” said Tom Gilsdorf, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Director of Medicare.  “When you have options

By |2018-09-27T09:23:41+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage plans available in nine additional counties

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement – the plan differences

When it comes to choosing a plan, each person’s needs are unique. To better understand the different features of Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement, here is a short guide.                         Medicare Part C, also called Medicare Advantage, is a health plan that provides all

By |2018-09-25T11:36:53+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement – the plan differences

Hastings College students keep Bronco Bikes program growing, pedaling forward

Daniel Mastrobuono has to put the brakes on our interview. Another rush of Hastings College schoolmates just walked into the Bronco Bikes shop on campus, and the senior business major needs to get them rolling. “I got through 40 bikes in the first two pickups and then about 35 in the last two days,” he

By |2018-09-24T08:53:03+00:00September 24th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Hastings College students keep Bronco Bikes program growing, pedaling forward

BCBSNE provides free flu shots to employees

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees had the opportunity to prepare for flu season on Wednesday, Sept. 19 with free flu shots available at Blue Cross Centre. The flu shots were administered by Think Whole Person Healthcare pharmacy staff from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. During this time, a total of 500

By |2018-09-21T09:15:27+00:00September 21st, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides free flu shots to employees

Nebraska ACOs – Value-based care approach is having impact

To Dale, a 55-year-old Nebraskan, value-based care is help getting all his prescriptions filled on the same day so he doesn’t have to make multiple trips to the pharmacy—a 50 mile drive from his home.   To Doris, a 60-year-old Nebraskan, value-based care is being able to see her own doctor when her COPD is

By |2018-09-20T14:40:58+00:00September 20th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska ACOs – Value-based care approach is having impact

Sisters celebrate 30-year Blue Cross service anniversaries together

Working at a company for 30 years is an accomplishment few achieve. Working at a company for 30 years with your sister is even rarer, but for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees Christy Kofoed and Kim Yong, it’s just another day in the office. Kofoed, who works in the medical management

By |2018-09-18T10:44:56+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sisters celebrate 30-year Blue Cross service anniversaries together

New to Medicare? Make sure you understand prescription drug coverage

Deductibles. Copayments. Coverage Gaps. For those new to Medicare, how prescription drugs are covered is important. Yet the language we use can be confusing. This guide provides some important things to know about drug coverage for those on Medicare ahead of the annual election period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.          

By |2018-09-17T11:23:30+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New to Medicare? Make sure you understand prescription drug coverage

BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

Ten years. Eight positions. One company. A decade into her career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Lyndsay Williams continues to find opportunities for growth and change. Williams began her career at BCBSNE as a wellness intern. After graduating from Northwest Missouri State in 2008, she accepted a dual human resources and

By |2018-09-14T09:23:23+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

Running Corporate Cup empowers BCBSNE team members

It was a beautiful Sunday morning as runners gathered for the annual Corporate Cup Run in Omaha’s Aksarben Village.  A sea of colorful t-shirts represented employees from companies across the city, coming together to have fun and raise money to fight lung disease. Sherrie Graeve and Shanna McCormack were there, part of Blue Cross and

By |2018-09-13T09:19:00+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Running Corporate Cup empowers BCBSNE team members

BCBSNE employee lives fearless by following his passion at work

Like many people, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas fears public speaking. Unlike many others, Cardenas faces his fear at work every day, effectively embracing BCBSNE’s motto to Live Fearless. Cardenas is a claims trainer and former Avenue Scholar who started at BCBSNE as an intern before becoming a part-time then

By |2018-09-12T08:46:25+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee lives fearless by following his passion at work