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BCBSNE Intern Megan Brohman doesn’t let autoimmune disease slow her down

Most college students spend spring break lounging on the beach or hitting the ski slopes, but Megan Brohman, a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) information services intern, spent her last spring break in the hospital. Brohman, then a University of Nebraska at Lincoln (UNL) student, had been struggling with health problems since

By |2018-10-09T10:38:20-05:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE Intern Megan Brohman doesn’t let autoimmune disease slow her down

Sampson Construction “keeps it simple” to engage employees in wellness program

Sampson Construction received a Governor’s Wellness Award this year along with 38 other Nebraska employers.  The award recognizes businesses that dedicate leadership, resources and time to wellness efforts in the workplace. Travis Lucas, Sampson Construction human resources director, started the company’s wellness program about 18 months ago. “It began pretty much from ground zero,” Lucas

Health care phone scams – the latest version

Does anyone answer the phone anymore? When you do get a call on your phone, it’s hard to tell through caller ID who it is. Many phone scammers are using local, genuine-looking phone numbers. Scammers are also pretending to be legitimate businesses to get your personal information. The Federal Trade Commission received more than 375,000

By |2019-08-07T09:59:38-05:00October 5th, 2018|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Health care phone scams – the latest version

A simple message – get a mammogram

Lisa Vogt has a simple message – get a yearly mammogram. She knows. At age 49, she had a routine mammogram. No lumps were found. But she had calcifications—tiny white dots—on her screening. Lisa had a biopsy, which confirmed it was cancer, DCIS (ductal carcinoma in situ). It’s a cancer where abnormal cells are found

By |2019-08-06T09:20:16-05:00October 4th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A simple message – get a mammogram

Here’s what to expect at a Medicare seminar

If you’re close to retirement or already retired, you probably have received numerous invitations in the mail for events around town. Seminar? Open House? Consultation? The invitations are coming to you because it’s close to the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare. Navigating the requests can be time-consuming, so here’s a quick guide of everything

By |2018-10-02T09:10:46-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s what to expect at a Medicare seminar

Don’t skip dental/vision exams – Health of America study

You’re more likely to suffer significant ailments and incur higher medical costs if you skip preventive dental and vision exams, according to the latest Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America report*. The report found that nationwide, Blue Cross members with serious dental conditions were 25 percent more likely to suffer heart disease,

By |2018-10-02T09:20:39-05:00October 2nd, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t skip dental/vision exams – Health of America study

Annual health, safety and employee benefits fair proves there’s no place like BCBSNE

Forget going to see the wizard in the Land of Oz. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees followed the yellow brick road to better health during the company’s annual health, safety and employee benefits fair. More than 35 vendors attended the “Wizard of Oz” themed fair to share health, safety and employee

By |2018-10-01T11:03:52-05:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Annual health, safety and employee benefits fair proves there’s no place like BCBSNE