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Travel insurance and travel medical insurance – what you need to know

Traveling to an international destination is exciting but it can be stressful. The peace of mind knowing that you’re covered in the event of unforeseen circumstances while traveling overseas may be well worth the cost of an insurance plan. Travel insurance and travel medical insurance sound similar and they both help protect you when you’re

By | 2018-04-23T10:07:34+00:00 April 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Travel insurance and travel medical insurance – what you need to know

Wellness center named for CEO Emeritus Steve Martin

As an ongoing tribute to Steve Martin’s commitment to employee wellness, the company’s fitness center has been renamed the Steven S. Martin Wellness Center. “This is a very fitting tribute to Steve,” said BCBSNE Board Chair George Beattie at the unveiling presentation. “During his tenure as president and CEO, from 2002 to 2018, Steve was

By | 2018-03-28T13:08:44+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wellness center named for CEO Emeritus Steve Martin

Ideas, passions, experiences shared at first-ever BCBSNE YP Summit

Our Young Professionals (YP) Connect group – a committee dedicated to attracting, retaining and engaging young professionals at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska – has hosted its first-ever YP summit for employees. “Our YP group wants to continually bring opportunities to  coworkers to invest in their professional development and inspire them to see

By | 2018-03-08T13:57:49+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Ideas, passions, experiences shared at first-ever BCBSNE YP Summit

Meet the Bluejays with Cale Ferrin: CU’s #1 fan

Creighton University men’s basketball fans, get excited! Cale Ferrin is back. We’re excited to sponsor another season of “Meet the Bluejays.” Cale, a fifth grader, was born with a rare blood disorder known as Fanconi anemia. He is the only child in Nebraska affected with the disease, according to the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. The

By | 2018-01-29T14:23:27+00:00 January 29th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Meet the Bluejays with Cale Ferrin: CU’s #1 fan

Salvation Army program brings joy to Omaha families at Christmastime

The Salvation Army receives hundreds of applications for its Adopt-A-Family program each year. The families who qualify are facing significant hardships and are unable to afford a Christmas dinner, new toys and warm clothes for their children. Some are low income single parent families, some are large families where a parent has been laid off

By | 2018-01-03T16:35:37+00:00 January 3rd, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Salvation Army program brings joy to Omaha families at Christmastime

Message to our policyholders and members from Steven S. Martin

For nearly 80 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has been committed to providing our members with peace of mind, stability and security in the face of ever-increasing health care costs.  That commitment includes maintaining our long-term viability and independence so that future generations of Nebraskans can continue to count on us to

By | 2017-12-19T09:47:27+00:00 December 19th, 2017|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on Message to our policyholders and members from Steven S. Martin

Take 5: Calm your busy mind

Stress is a body’s natural defense mechanism. The onset of stress floods the body with hormones that prepare us to respond to danger or other demands. Stress can also be a motivator; therefore, essential to survival. Each person responds to stress differently, but too much stress can lead to health problems. Numerous polls and studies1

By | 2017-12-19T09:32:19+00:00 November 22nd, 2017|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: |Comments Off on Take 5: Calm your busy mind

Celebrating Diwali in the workplace

Diwali, a festival of lights, is the most celebrated festival by Indians all over the world. The word “Diwali” is derived from the Sanskrit term "deepavali,” which translates to "rows of lamps.” Diwali has been a celebrated at BCBSNE for years and seems to only grow in popularity. “Our office culture reflects shared values,” Scott

By | 2017-12-14T12:15:13+00:00 November 6th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement|Comments Off on Celebrating Diwali in the workplace

How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

With so many variables going into choosing a health insurance plan, it’s no wonder making the right decision can seem daunting. A little confusion is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure your employees have a great open enrollment season. Here are some tips. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to have

By | 2017-12-11T15:46:14+00:00 October 16th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care

It’s time to take a look at how we shop for coverage and services related to our own health. We may not be able to control healthcare costs but we can become educated and take steps to control what we spend on it. Here are 5 ways to be savvy with your health care: Know

By | 2017-10-23T09:02:59+00:00 September 25th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on 5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care