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YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

The start of football season recently led to a little fall fun in support of the community at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). The company’s Young Professionals (YP) Connect group hosted its annual tailgating event at Blue Cross Centre. Music, nachos and yard games abounded and more than 400 personal hygiene items,

By |2019-09-12T15:31:24-05:00September 13th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on YP Connect collects more than 400 items for United Way in two hours

Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

It started as a joke between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas and his manager: “Do you have any more siblings who’d want to come work with us?” “I’d say, ‘yeah, but they have good jobs right now,” Cardenas, one of four siblings, said. Then, Moises Cardenas started at BCBSNE

By |2019-09-11T14:29:34-05:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

Going aboard? Omaha family’s ordeal makes strong case for travel medical insurance

A broken dental crown in Germany. A fall with injuries in Egypt. A heart problem in the Caribbean. Medical emergencies can have a stunning lack of respect for our international travel plans, but as Omahan Amy Tokos can attest, a simple precaution can spare an incredible amount of headache and expense. “It was kind of

By |2019-09-04T08:54:25-05:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Going aboard? Omaha family’s ordeal makes strong case for travel medical insurance

Cutting through the noise of health care billing

We all agree, health care can be complicated. Especially when you move between doctors and health care systems. They need to talk with each other to share your basic health care information. This is called interoperability, when different information systems, devices or applications connect or coordinate to optimize health care. The National Academy of Medicine

By |2019-09-03T09:51:44-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cutting through the noise of health care billing

Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently expanded its tuition reimbursement program with a new partner: Ashford University. Ashford University is an accredited online university offering more than 80 degree programs in a variety of career-relevant fields, including health care, information services, business and more. “We had several meetings to go over how

By |2019-08-26T14:34:27-05:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

Surprise billing changes can protect consumers

As many as 15% of patients have received a surprise bill after a hospital stay. We’re working with lawmakers to find solutions and are recommending specific changes that can better protect consumers. Congress is considering two different ways to resolve payment disputes involving surprise bills. Here we take a look at the facts and the

By |2019-08-16T13:43:50-05:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Surprise billing changes can protect consumers

‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

Coffees poured and seats taken, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently gathered in a conference room, ready to hear from Rebecca Stavick, executive director of Do Space. Do Space is a nonprofit providing technology access and education. Stavick actively manages Do Space’s relationships, direction and strategy, bringing technology industry leadership and

By |2019-08-26T08:38:43-05:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

Protect consumers from surprise medical bills with benchmarked-based rates

One of the first things you likely ask in deciding where to seek medical treatment is whether the doctor and hospital is in your health plan’s network, so you can get the quality care you need at the most affordable price. Yet, even when you’ve carefully selected a medical facility that is in your network,

By |2019-08-23T13:33:55-05:00August 25th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Protect consumers from surprise medical bills with benchmarked-based rates

School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

Checklists in hand, Conestoga Elementary students and their parents recently crossed school supply shopping off their to-do lists in a special “shop” set up by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees. BCBSNE, Conestoga’s Adopt-a-School partner, hosts an annual school supply drive for the elementary school. Departments and employees throughout the company collect

By |2019-08-15T16:56:46-05:00August 16th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on School supply “shop” opens at Conestoga Elementary for new year

An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program

Wesleyon “Wes” Zollicoffer scrolls through original recipes worthy of Food & Wine magazine: charred watermelon with pistachio, feta cheese and vinaigrette; charcuterie board with homemade crackers, bacon, salami and pickled pineapple; gumbo-inspired shrimp croquettes with creamy grits and andouille sausage purée. The north Omaha native created them all. “I go back to what I loved

By |2019-08-12T08:40:20-05:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program