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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

BCBSNE awarded the HRAM IDEAL Award

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has been awarded the Human Resources Association of the Midlands (HRAM) Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, Advocacy, Leadership (IDEAL) Award. The award, given since 2019 by the HRAM Diversity and Inclusion Committee, recognizes companies in Omaha for their diversity and inclusion initiatives, implementation, research and successes at various levels.

By |2022-11-14T12:00:21-06:00November 16th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE awarded the HRAM IDEAL Award

BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4-star ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Medicare Advantage Access PPO and Medicare Advantage Core HMO plans a 4-star rating for 2023. Medicare Star Ratings are issued by CMS annually and rate health plans on a scale of one to five stars, with

By |2022-10-28T09:53:19-05:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4-star ratings

BCBSNE supports Angel Guardians Inc. through donation

Angel Guardians Inc. (AGI), a nonprofit organization in Omaha, received a new set of wheels to help carry out its mission through a donation from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). AGI is dedicated to improving the lives of individuals with different intellectual abilities. The nonprofit specializes in helping people with independent living,

By |2022-11-17T13:42:26-06:00November 11th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE supports Angel Guardians Inc. through donation

BCBSNE raises $382,002 for United Way of the Midlands

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) surpassed its annual United Way of the Midlands (UWM) fundraising campaign goal of $350,000 by raising $382,002. UWM is a local charitable organization dedicated to helping the most vulnerable work toward independence through programs fostering basic needs, education and financial stability. For over 30 years, BCBSNE’s annual

By |2022-11-09T13:41:38-06:00November 9th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE raises $382,002 for United Way of the Midlands

What you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

There are nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers to loved ones in the United States, and 79% are taking care of a family member aged 50 or older, according to Family Caregiver Alliance.   If you are a caregiver to someone who is Medicare eligible, here’s a guide to assessing plan options and advocating on their behalf,

By |2022-09-26T14:13:43-05:00November 8th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

BCBSNE, YMCAs help Nebraskans fight the flu with free vaccines

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state helped Nebraskans fight the flu this season by hosting 20 free flu shot clinics throughout October. “Flu shots are just as crucial this year as every other year,” said Dr. Josette Gordon-Simet, chief medical officer at BCBSNE. “We are so glad we

By |2022-11-02T14:12:37-05:00November 3rd, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, YMCAs help Nebraskans fight the flu with free vaccines

Open Enrollment: What are your options

In Nebraska, cooler weather and leaves rustling against the wind indicate that winter and Open Enrollment are nearby. Don’t miss your chance to consider and enroll in new health coverage. Read on to learn more about what your options are. What is Open Enrollment and when can I get coverage? Open Enrollment starts on Nov.

By |2022-10-28T15:03:50-05:00October 28th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Open Enrollment: What are your options

Wise & Well: Jenny Hemmer makes wellness a priority in the face of adversity

As a nurse care manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Jenny Hemmer helps the company’s members maintain their health through Wellframe, a mobile app. Outside of the office, Hemmer makes wellness a priority for her and her family, too. She’s always been an avid runner and walker, logging 150 minutes of

By |2022-10-26T11:46:15-05:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jenny Hemmer makes wellness a priority in the face of adversity

BCBSNE, Project Fit America bring new ways to stay active to Hitchcock County Elementary

Some in sweatbands, some in bandanas and some in their best matching exercise gear, the students of Hitchcock County Elementary School sat in their lines on the concrete in front of the playground as their principal, Mike Tines, told the story behind the school’s new exercise equipment and curriculum. In addition to the students, community

By |2022-10-18T13:14:14-05:00October 20th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, Project Fit America bring new ways to stay active to Hitchcock County Elementary