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5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

The health care landscape is continuously changing and growing. Staying informed of emerging trends can help businesses provide the right benefits and keep employees healthier. When businesses have an understanding of the local health care landscape, they are able to make informed decisions for their employees. Here are five health care benefit trends identified by

By |2019-04-24T09:18:57-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

There are nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers to loved ones in the United States, and 72 percent are taking care of a family member age 50 or older. If you are a caregiver to someone who is Medicare eligible, here's a guide to assessing plan options and advocating on their behalf, especially during the Annual

By |2018-11-12T08:50:33-05:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

BCBSNE employees share annual United Way campaign experiences

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, (BCBSNE) October kicks off the annual United Way fundraising campaign. Festivities, food and fun abound, but giving back to the community stays top of mind through it all. For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for United Way of the Midlands, a nonprofit organization dedicated

By |2018-11-02T13:25:08-05:00November 2nd, 2018|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employees share annual United Way campaign experiences

4 ways 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. 1. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to

By |2018-10-23T11:17:09-05:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment

Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement – the plan differences

When it comes to choosing a plan, each person’s needs are unique. To better understand the different features of Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement, here is a short guide.                         Medicare Part C, also called Medicare Advantage, is a health plan that provides all

By |2019-10-18T08:01:04-05:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage vs Medicare Supplement – the plan differences

New to Medicare? Make sure you understand prescription drug coverage

Deductibles. Copayments. Coverage Gaps. For those new to Medicare, how prescription drugs are covered is important. Yet the language we use can be confusing. This guide provides some important things to know about drug coverage for those on Medicare ahead of the annual election period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.          

By |2019-08-07T09:34:11-05:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New to Medicare? Make sure you understand prescription drug coverage

Deciphering Medicare: What you need to know as election period nears

For those new to Medicare, the pieces and parts of the various plans can be confusing. This 10-point primer is just what the doctor ordered to help anyone age 65 and older through the annual election period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7.                         Courtesy Jay Reilly

By |2018-09-10T11:21:01-05:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Deciphering Medicare: What you need to know as election period nears

The importance of back-to-school health checkups

It’s that time of year where parents begin crossing items off the back-to-school checklist. But making sure your children have everything they need for the first day of school goes beyond what’s on their feet or in their backpack. Scheduling an annual wellness checkup with your pediatrician is perhaps the most important part of back-to-school

By |2019-08-07T10:18:16-05:00August 2nd, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on The importance of back-to-school health checkups

Retiring types they’re not: Meet 6 boomers who are on a daily high, doing what they love

Retirement is not so retiring these days for a good many baby boomers. Post-work years, after all, are an opportunity to do things you really love. Meet six boomers who are seeing the country, spoiling the grands, working for pocket money, giving back, and making new friends by the dozens. Retirees Terry and Rene

By |2018-07-26T09:57:38-05:00July 26th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Retiring types they’re not: Meet 6 boomers who are on a daily high, doing what they love

Knowing where to seek treatment – appropriate emergency room use

Knowing where to seek treatment makes a difference in terms of physical and financial health, as well as recovery, when you or a loved one is sick or injured. How do you know if a trip to the emergency room is required? Based on the symptoms presented, the following tips can help you determine if

By |2018-06-28T12:19:18-05:00June 28th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Knowing where to seek treatment – appropriate emergency room use