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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: Team Blue, 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: Team Blue|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: Team Blue, 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: Stories, Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Knowing where to seek treatment – appropriate emergency room use

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 |2018-04-23T10:07:34-05:00April 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 |2018-03-28T13:08:44-05:00March 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 |2019-08-20T10:28:02-05:00March 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 |2018-01-29T14:23:27-06:00January 29th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Meet the Bluejays with Cale Ferrin: CU’s #1 fan