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Retiring soon? Start here.

When you think about retiring, are your thoughts filled with plans for more time with grandchildren, travel and maybe an occasional afternoon nap? Changing your health insurance probably won’t cross your mind until the letters and emails start coming with all kinds of coverage options around your 64th birthday. Turning a certain age doesn’t mean

By |2022-05-13T13:52:02-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Retiring soon? Start here.

The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

Turning 45? It’s time to get your colorectal cancer screening, according to an updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (The Task Force). The Task Force, which consists of a volunteer panel of national experts in disease prevention and evidence-based medicine, recently adjusted its colon cancer screening recommendation to begin testing at age

By |2022-05-26T14:12:25-05:00May 23rd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The recommended age to start colorectal cancer screenings is now 45

BCBSNE security analyst, a former intern, shares career journey

In 2021, Jesse Hays, an Army reservist, was a few months into basic officer training in Virginia when he received the news he’d been waiting for back home. His full-time position in the Information Services (IS) department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was approved. “It was something that I wanted for

By |2022-05-10T16:23:33-05:00May 18th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE security analyst, a former intern, shares career journey

BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members can have their long-term medications fulfilled and delivered by Amazon Pharmacy as one of their medication delivery options, as of Jan. 1, 2022. Members can order and manage their prescriptions through the easy-to-use Amazon Pharmacy shopping experience, enhanced with real-time pricing that shows both the available

By |2022-05-18T13:16:39-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Simple steps for managing your medications

More than half of the U.S. population takes at least one type of medication a day. However, according to the National Library of Medicine, nearly half of the people who live with a chronic disease or condition don’t take their medications as prescribed. While prescription medications are sometimes necessary, it can be difficult to keep

National Walk at Lunch Day motivated Nebraskans to move

On April 27, Nebraskans across the state took 30 minutes out of their day to focus on their well-being by participating in National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state host this annual event. For 2022, nearly 3,000 Nebraskans and 153 businesses and schools

Supporting mental health: Recognize the signs and know where to go for care

Mental health and physical health are often thought of as separate components of a person’s overall well-being. However, the two go hand-in-hand – impacting one another and influencing their health journey. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, mental illnesses, such as depression, can increase an individual’s risk for physical health

By |2022-04-12T11:27:17-05:00May 2nd, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Comments Off on Supporting mental health: Recognize the signs and know where to go for care