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BCBSNE thanks frontline workers throughout Omaha Storm Chasers 2021 season

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was proud to sponsor the Omaha Storm Chasers Thank You Tuesday games at Werner Park throughout the 2021 season. Each of the 10 Thank You Tuesday games honored employees in different industries who have been serving the community on the frontlines of the pandemic, including: •

By |2021-10-18T16:17:10-05:00October 19th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE thanks frontline workers throughout Omaha Storm Chasers 2021 season

Early detection saves lives

According to research by the American Cancer Society (ACS), approximately one in every eight women in the United States will develop breast cancer in her lifetime. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and being proactive about breast health and breast health education can save lives. Importance of breast cancer screenings Except for some forms

By |2021-10-18T11:58:30-05:00October 18th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Early detection saves lives

What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

The Medicare Open Enrollment period is here. Now is the time for seniors to consider their health care needs and make decisions on their coverage. Read on to learn what to keep in mind and who can help with the decision making process. When is Medicare Open Enrollment? The annual enrollment period, also known as

By |2021-10-13T15:45:44-05:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and, though the cause of most cases remains unknown, a community of support from others on the same scary road has proven to be a powerful force for three Nebraska families who shared their experiences with us. Lolo was

By |2021-10-01T15:07:16-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

Forbes ranks BCBSNE third in Nebraska’s best employers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was recently ranked as a best employer in the state by Forbes. Forbes, in collaboration with market research company Statista, surveyed 80,000 Americans working at businesses with at least 500 employees to identify the best employers in each state. Results were compiled for all 50 states, plus the District

By |2021-09-27T15:21:31-05:00September 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, News Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Forbes ranks BCBSNE third in Nebraska’s best employers

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. Vaccines will be administered by Hy-Vee Healthy You mobile clinics.  “We are excited to partner with YMCAs and Hy-Vee to offer no-cost flu shots across the state of Nebraska. With the uncertainty and added risks of

By |2021-09-21T14:58:51-05:00September 21st, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to Offer Free Community Flu Shot Clinics in October

Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has seen nearly a 25% increase in the need for its mental health resources. Best Care EAP works with employers to provide a variety of services to their workers, such as counseling and wellness coaching. The organization’s increased requests for mental health services are largely due

By |2021-09-15T10:41:25-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Health care fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) is not a victimless crime; it affects individuals and businesses alike. The National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that 3-10% of the money spent on health care is lost to FWA, equating to an estimated $30-$140 billion in losses each year. How FWA occurs Health care FWA can

By |2021-09-09T10:25:01-05:00September 9th, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Tuition reimbursement program allows employee to invest in personal and professional journey

What started as a degree path transcended into a newfound confidence for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) account specialist Abbie Liss and her career. Liss is a recipient of tuition reimbursement benefits offered by BCBSNE. The company partners with a variety of universities to provide eligible employees with opportunities for assistance in

By |2021-08-25T10:24:00-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tuition reimbursement program allows employee to invest in personal and professional journey

Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution

Zach Heerten’s wellness journey began with a simple wellness challenge at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in 2018 and has only blossomed from there. Hosted as part of  BCBSNE’s internal wellness program, the 10K-A-Day wellness challenge encouraged employees to hit 10,000 steps a day for six weeks. “Multiple members of my team

By |2021-08-23T10:29:58-05:00August 25th, 2021|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Zach Heerten’s wellness evolution