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Snowbirds have unique Medicare options to consider

It’s that time of year—when snowbirds are getting ready to migrate to warmer climates. If you’re one of them – a retiree that flocks south during the winter months - or just considering taking an extended vacation, remember to consider what kind of health insurance coverage you will need. With Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement

By |2019-10-30T10:24:28-05:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Snowbirds have unique Medicare options to consider

BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently received the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award from United Way of the Midlands (UWM) at the nonprofit’s annual meeting and luncheon. UWM presents the award annually to a company that consistently strives to improve the community through volunteerism. Selection is based on the percentage of

By |2019-10-24T15:59:25-05:00October 29th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE receives Volunteer Organization of the Year Award

Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Learning how to properly fuel your body can be tricky in today’s world. On social media, influencers push products promising weight loss and fad diets monopolize the web. At the grocery store, packages shout fat-free! light! superfood! and other buzzwords from the shelves. But how do you know if a food or product is really

By |2019-10-16T14:14:45-05:00October 25th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Local experts share nutrition tips, resources

Drug Take Back Day helps prevent prescription drug misuse

Many times, the misuse of prescription drugs begins at home. The number of accidental poisonings and overdoses of these medications is alarmingly high. Misused prescription drugs are usually obtained from family and friends, according to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s National Survey on Drug Use and Health. To combat prescription drug misuse,

By |2019-10-22T10:24:17-05:00October 24th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Drug Take Back Day helps prevent prescription drug misuse

Original Medicare and beyond: Evaluating your needs and whether a switch is in order

Nobody turns 65 and automatically becomes an expert on the intricacies of Medicare. Navigating the system can be overwhelming, especially this time of year, during the annual open enrollment period. From now until Dec. 7, those already in a Medicare plan can: • Switch between Original Medicare, which includes Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and

By |2019-10-21T09:00:26-05:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Original Medicare and beyond: Evaluating your needs and whether a switch is in order

Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Paralysis by analysis. That’s the phrase Joe Puetz, a Prudential financial advisor, uses to describe a common obstacle many consumers face when retirement planning: information overload. “Today, there’s so much negativity and information out there,” Puetz said. “People are scared and end up putting it off, but the longer you put it off, the worse

By |2019-10-10T09:47:52-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Jennifer Cintani didn’t want to work just anywhere. After taking time off from her career to spend time with her family, getting back into the workforce meant finding a higher calling. Jennifer has found that calling as director of Government Programs Compliance and Medicare Advantage Compliance Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

By |2019-10-18T15:06:05-05:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has expanded Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 additional counties in Nebraska. “This expansion allows us to reach even more Nebraskans with a full portfolio of health insurance options for individuals who are Medicare eligible,” Tom Gilsdorf, director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska said. The new

By |2019-11-05T15:07:30-06:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska

Nebraskans are experiencing fewer diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) than the national average according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study. MS cases between 2015 and 2018 in the state were fairly flat with 2.8 claimants per 1,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members. “We don’t

By |2019-10-08T14:09:22-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska