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The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

  Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) medical directors Dr. Victoria Hall, Dr. Elizabeth Noordhoek and Dr. Cindy Gubbels contributed their insight to help individuals choose a primary care provider (PCP). A PCP acts as a person’s medical home base and aims to provide long-term and preventive care, routine checkups, and referrals to

By |2023-02-03T15:47:23-06:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Class V of the Nebraska Health Care LEAD program announced

Class V of Nebraska Health Care LEAD was recently announced by the Nebraska Health Care Association (NHCA) and Nebraska Health Care Foundation. The year-long program aids in the development of workforce leaders who can meet the health care needs of aging Nebraskans. “As an association, NHCA’s vision is [to] inspire people to shape their world,”

By |2023-01-13T13:10:49-06:00January 13th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Class V of the Nebraska Health Care LEAD program announced

Wise & Well: Cameron Arch finds joy in spiritual wellness

While wellness is usually thought of as staying physically healthy or mentally well, Cameron Arch makes it a point to focus on the third component of mind, body and soul. “When I think of holistic wellness, I think about mind, body and spirit. We talk about physical fitness and mental health. The one thing I

By |2023-01-11T08:40:36-06:00January 11th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Cameron Arch finds joy in spiritual wellness

Learn the ins and outs of Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

If you have a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and want to make a change, the MA Open Enrollment Period (OEP) provides you with a window of opportunity to do so. Here’s what you need to know: The basics MA OEP runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year and gives MA members a chance

By |2023-01-03T14:51:56-06:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , |Comments Off on Learn the ins and outs of Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

BCBSNE takes part in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

During the holiday season, it is a long-standing tradition for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees to participate in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign. BCBSNE employees volunteer year after year to support the community and to bring smiles to the faces of holiday shoppers. This year, BCBSNE had 45 volunteers give

By |2023-02-03T11:22:25-06:00January 3rd, 2023|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE takes part in the Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Campaign

Year in review: A recap of 2022 told through 12 BCBSNE articles

As 2022 draws to a close, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) reflects on the community events, partnerships and news that defined the last 12 months. Here are a few of the company’s top stories from the past year: January - Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2022-12-20T13:11:49-06:00December 22nd, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Comments Off on Year in review: A recap of 2022 told through 12 BCBSNE articles

BCBSNE’s chief medical officer appointed to the Primary Care Investment Council

Dr. Josette Gordon-Simet, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) chief medical officer, has been selected to serve on the recently established Primary Care Investment Council by Governor Pete Ricketts. The Nebraska Legislature created the Primary Care Investment Council in 2022 to review the funds invested in primary care in Nebraska, assess the barriers

By |2022-12-15T13:24:25-06:00December 21st, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s chief medical officer appointed to the Primary Care Investment Council

Gov. Ricketts highlights success of workforce development programs

This press release was written and first published by the Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts.  Pictured from left to right: Joni Wheeler, Laura Croswell, Dr. Mary Hawkins, Gov. Pete Ricketts, Tony Goins, John Albin and Dannette Smith. Today, Gov. Pete Ricketts held a press conference highlighting two workforce training models designed to bring

By |2022-12-20T11:40:37-06:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Gov. Ricketts highlights success of workforce development programs

Open enrollment extended into 2023

Did you hear? Open enrollment has been extended through Jan. 15, 2023. Enroll or renew your health insurance for the upcoming calendar year before time runs out.  Here’s what you need to know about the date extension:  If you applied for coverage Nov. 1 through Dec. 15, your health coverage will be effective Jan. 1,

By |2022-12-15T15:25:03-06:00December 15th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Open enrollment extended into 2023

Wise & Well: Steve Konnath practices personal forgiveness

After wellness took a backseat for Steve Konnath,  he found himself starting a new wellness journey with his wife Jane after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2012. “The type of cancer that she had was called HER2 Positive, and it's one that is fairly aggressive and it's hormone driven,” says Konnath, Blue Cross and Blue

By |2022-11-30T08:59:20-06:00November 30th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Steve Konnath practices personal forgiveness