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Original Medicare and beyond: Evaluating your needs and whether a switch is in order

Nobody turns 65 and automatically becomes an expert on the intricacies of Medicare. Navigating the system can be overwhelming, especially this time of year, during the annual open enrollment period. From now until Dec. 7, those already in a Medicare plan can: • Switch between Original Medicare, which includes Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and

By |2019-10-21T09:00:26-05:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Original Medicare and beyond: Evaluating your needs and whether a switch is in order

Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Paralysis by analysis. That’s the phrase Joe Puetz, a Prudential financial advisor, uses to describe a common obstacle many consumers face when retirement planning: information overload. “Today, there’s so much negativity and information out there,” Puetz said. “People are scared and end up putting it off, but the longer you put it off, the worse

By |2019-10-10T09:47:52-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Jennifer Cintani didn’t want to work just anywhere. After taking time off from her career to spend time with her family, getting back into the workforce meant finding a higher calling. Jennifer has found that calling as director of Government Programs Compliance and Medicare Advantage Compliance Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

By |2019-10-18T15:06:05-05:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has expanded Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 additional counties in Nebraska. “This expansion allows us to reach even more Nebraskans with a full portfolio of health insurance options for individuals who are Medicare eligible,” Tom Gilsdorf, director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska said. The new

By |2019-10-10T09:22:39-05:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska

Nebraskans are experiencing fewer diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) than the national average according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study. MS cases between 2015 and 2018 in the state were fairly flat with 2.8 claimants per 1,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members. “We don’t

By |2019-10-08T14:09:22-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska

Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

College is back in session and for students living in the dorms, so is the cold and flu season. In my first year in the dorms I had three or four colds. It’s easy to understand when hundreds of students are packing into one building. Each floor becomes a breeding ground for germs. A cold

By |2019-10-08T09:28:13-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Cold and flu season can hit college dorms hard

Short-term health plans offer flexible way to fill coverage gaps; here’s how they work

When it comes to health care coverage, options can bring peace of mind. That person who is in-between jobs, the early retiree who doesn’t qualify for Medicare just yet, or the family that simply needs to fill a gap in coverage – they all might benefit from a short-term health plan. Simply put, short-term health

By |2019-10-16T14:47:37-05:00October 7th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Short-term health plans offer flexible way to fill coverage gaps; here’s how they work

Medicare seminar strives to clarify insurance options

When Mike and Lori Gordon sat down at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) recent Medicare seminar for employees and their family members, they weren’t there for themselves. With another decade in the workforce, Lori - a BCBSNE technical analyst- wanted to know more about Medicare options for Mike’s father. “This is my

By |2019-10-04T08:20:40-05:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare seminar strives to clarify insurance options

‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

Shawna Forsberg took a big risk. Recently, she shared with Leaders and Lattes attendees how that risk led to her dream job. Leaders and Lattes is a monthly employee engagement series hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Young Professionals (YP) Connect group. At the event, a guest speaker provides insight into

By |2019-09-30T13:08:59-05:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

4 tips to up your cybersecurity game

From social media accounts to banking apps to email, people post, share and store more information online than ever before. Keeping that information safe is important, but it doesn’t have to be hard. October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM), the perfect time to up your cybersecurity game by utilizing the following tips. Double Your

By |2019-09-30T09:35:46-05:00October 2nd, 2019|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on 4 tips to up your cybersecurity game