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Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties

On a sunny autumn afternoon, the Hastings Public Library meeting room is packed with Nebraskans looking for answers about Medicare. With a sense of urgency - as the Medicare open enrollment period winds down— the crowd peppered questions at representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), including: How do you switch from

By |2019-11-26T09:48:15-06:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties

HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life

Let’s do a few laps here. We’re going to warm up.” “Good job! Awesome! Are you all feeling your muscles working?” Christina Paul and Robbi Kolnick are bringing the energy – to generate some energy. Their blend of instruction and encouragement is focused on six men and women in a HealthMatters exercise class offered through

By |2019-11-27T08:42:45-06:00November 27th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on HealthMatters at Ollie Webb: Building wellness to maximize potential, elevate quality of life

Lunch and learn connects local professionals with drug diversion resources

There’s a new pharmaceutical drug diversion partner in town: The National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI). NADDI, the leading drug diversion training organization in the nation, brings members of the community together for education, networking and support opportunities, according to its website. The recently-formed Nebraska chapter of NADDI has members from a variety of

By |2019-11-18T15:27:20-06:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Lunch and learn connects local professionals with drug diversion resources

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Prime Therapeutics offer Med Advantage OTC card

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and their pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) are launching an over-the-counter (OTC) discount card for Medicare Advantage members January 1, 2020. BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage members will receive a quarterly prepaid card by mail, redeemable for at least $25 per quarter. The Centers for Medicare &

By |2019-11-25T11:33:13-06:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Prime Therapeutics offer Med Advantage OTC card

Shopping online for the holidays? Protect yourself from e-skimming

Online shoppers can score great discounts during the holidays, but before entering any credit or debit card information online, take precautions: Cyber criminals may look to snag a deal, courtesy of you. Law enforcement officials first began warning consumers to swipe their credit and debit cards carefully a decade ago. The threat, they warned, was

By |2019-12-03T09:54:36-06:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Shopping online for the holidays? Protect yourself from e-skimming

What’s your blood pressure? Know your numbers

Curious about your health? Run the numbers with a little help from your doctor, of course. Math and health care go hand-in-hand with measurements related to your blood pressure, body mass index and cholesterol providing an overall picture of your health, according to BlueHealth Advantage. By knowing your numbers and their potential impact, you and

By |2019-11-20T09:35:40-06:00November 22nd, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What’s your blood pressure? Know your numbers

Prioritizing prevention with an annual wellness visit

As soon as we’re old enough to drive a car, we hear it over and over – regular oil changes are key to extending the life of our vehicles. Imagine if the cost was covered by your auto insurance. Would you miss a round of suggested maintenance? Now, shift to your annual wellness visits, important

By |2019-11-18T09:46:11-06:00November 20th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Prioritizing prevention with an annual wellness visit

Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Diwali celebration, employees enjoyed singing, laughter, food and fun while sharing in the traditions of their coworkers. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, is celebrated at BCBSNE annually. The company’s Diversity and Inclusion Business Council, which cultivates an inclusive culture, sponsors the event. Dorina Mahler, Agile

By |2019-11-15T14:37:13-06:00November 18th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Employees share traditions at Diwali celebration

‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Joni Wheeler began her career solving problems. After studying English and prelaw at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Wheeler joined West Corporation as an editor. “They put me in an area that was all technology people,” Wheeler said. “I saw my colleagues were busy all the time. I would finish my work really fast

By |2019-11-13T13:35:22-06:00November 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I believe everybody has the power to lead’

Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) annual fundraising campaign combined time honored traditions with new ideas to support United Way of the Midlands (UWM). For more than 30 years, BCBSNE has raised funds for UWM, a nonprofit dedicated to the education, financial and health needs of the community. The fundraising festivities began with

By |2019-11-07T14:29:05-06:00November 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Traditions, new ideas combine to create successful United Way campaign