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About Marcia Cady

Marcia previously served as the media relations manager and managing editor of the newsroom at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. She is a former journalist and member of the Nebraska Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America, the Omaha Press Club and QUAD.

Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

In the rolling corn and bean fields of northeastern Nebraska, the Wildcats are the heart and soul of Winside. Nearly 200 kids, preschool through 12th grade, attend the school in the town of 417 residents. When head volleyball coach Teresa Watters signed the school up to participate in the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-05-10T09:45:29-05:00May 10th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Winside Wildcats win Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska physical education grant

Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

They came to the meeting with a great deal of uncertainty, admitting they didn’t know much about their post-retirement health insurance options. Patricia and Marcus Rasmussen will both turn 65 this year and came to the Medicare meeting hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to get advice and answers. “We’re confused

By |2019-08-26T11:27:45-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

A new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study reveals 10.4 million millennials aren’t as healthy as they think. The study found that on average, millennial health begins to decline at 27 years old. A millennial is someone born between 1981 and 1996. “The fact that they are seeing increased chronic conditions

By |2019-04-24T11:12:16-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Stories, Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

You’re diagnosed with cancer. Do you hear anything after that word is said? “Your brain shuts down,” said Nan Carmody, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) case management manager. “It’s life changing, effecting everything.” Providing help with life after a diagnosis is what BCBSNE case managers do. Case managers are nurses who advocate

By |2019-04-23T14:59:39-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

Cancer and heart disease are the two leading causes of death among Nebraskans. They account for nearly half of the deaths in the state. Learning more about cancer and how to treat it is the subject of the latest Good, Healthy Life program on NET Television. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is a

By |2019-04-17T09:27:15-05:00April 17th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Cancer is a leading cause of Nebraska deaths

What will public health look like in the future?

Public health must be involved in innovative and creative strategies to prevent disease and change the conditions that lead to health issues (social determinants) in communities. Those are the observations of Michael Frazer, PhD and executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Frazer was the keynote speaker at a recent

By |2019-04-08T14:26:48-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What will public health look like in the future?

Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska helps its members effectively manage medical expenses through value-based care. With this approach, primary care practitioners take a front and center role, guiding members toward the effective and efficient delivery of health care services. Members participating in value-based care programs are: • Less likely to need inpatient stays.

By |2019-04-03T09:04:41-05:00April 3rd, 2019|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Value-based approach to healthcare is lowering costs

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska appoints board members

Five members have been appointed to the board of directors at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Each will serve a three-year term. Anthony Goins, former chief operating officer and executive vice president of World’s Foremost Bank’s Cabela’s Club Visa and vice president of Cabela’s Retail Corporation, joined the board. Goins has extensive

By |2019-03-28T16:02:43-05:00March 29th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska appoints board members

ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

According to findings from a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America report, ADHD (attention deficit hyperactive disorder) diagnoses grew 39 percent between 2010 to 2017 among Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members’ children. In Omaha, the percentage of increase was 37 percent. “There has been a slight uptick

By |2019-03-28T08:32:48-05:00March 28th, 2019|Categories: Stories, Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ADHD diagnosis up in Nebraska as awareness grows

A nurse by your side every day

What if you had a nurse by your side to help you every day? Someone you could text for advice and guidance whenever you needed help with a health issue? There’s an app for that. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members have access to a nurse via an app to help them

By |2019-03-08T10:59:38-06:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on A nurse by your side every day