The spirit of giving is in the air at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). On Dec. 8, more than 140 BCBSNE employees reported to Omaha Hy-Vee and JC Penney locations to ring bells for the Omaha Salvation Army. The Salvations Army’s Annual Red Kettle Campaign is one of their largest initiatives.
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
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
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
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
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
April 30 is a day of celebration for Tammy Freeman. On that day four years ago, she almost lost her leg. It happened on a vacation with her 28-year-old daughter in Cabo St Lucas. Freeman was trying to keep up with her daughter on a “bucket list” day of snorkeling, riding camels and driving ATVs.
Group Health Plans for Business Travelers Did you know we offer GeoBlue Expat℠ and GeoBlue Traveler℠ group health plans for business travelers? These plans allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, and all Blues Plans, the ability to extend our global reach and enhance our ability to offer comprehensive and compliant international health care
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) states that childhood obesity has more than tripled in the past 30 years. Obesity in childhood and adolescence increases the risk of developing high cholesterol, hypertension, respiratory ailments, orthopedic problems, depression and type 2 diabetes. Unfortunately, the problem continues into adulthood: Overweight adolescents have a 70 percent chance of
When we start out to lose weight, we think in terms of pounds and weeks, and fitting into that dress for an event. It is a sprint toward an immediate goal. But wellness, assessing where you are at, where you want to be and what you need to do to get there is a really