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What you need to know about the 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: OEP: The basics MA OEP runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year and gives MA members a

By |2022-01-10T14:46:36-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer $0 Cost Share for Insulin

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members with diabetes who are covered under a fully insured employer group health plan will be able to obtain preferred insulin listed on the company's formulary list, at no cost to them starting Jan. 1, 2022. The financial burden of diabetes is substantial. According to the CDC,

By |2022-01-11T08:57:26-06:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer $0 Cost Share for Insulin

Turning 26 is more important than you may realize

Of all the milestone birthdays in life, you may not think much about turning 26 … but you should. At age 26, you will more than likely need to go off your parents’ health insurance plan. Turning 26 is a qualifying life event that impacts your eligibility to enroll in a health plan. What is

Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

“Getting to the gym isn’t always easy—living a healthy lifestyle isn’t always easy,” says Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Senior Systems Engineer Matt Barry. For Barry, he has no choice but to make his health a priority. At the age of 33, Barry received news from doctors that his cholesterol levels were

By |2022-01-05T09:44:55-06:00January 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Matt Barry strengthens heart health with exercise

Wise & Well: Ashlie Peters lives a healthy lifestyle for her daughters

After becoming a new mom this summer, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Major Accounts Executive Ashlie Peters looked at her health in a completely different light. “Health has always been important to me, but more so now as a new mom,” says Peters. “I’ve always enjoyed exercise,” says Peters. “It’s my zen,

By |2021-12-23T12:02:01-06:00December 28th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Ashlie Peters lives a healthy lifestyle for her daughters

BCBSNE earns three PRSA Nebraska Paper Anvil Awards

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was honored with three awards in December at the virtual 2021 Nebraska Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards program. The Paper Anvil Awards are an annual contest that acknowledges companies for exemplary work in public relations and communication efforts. BCBSNE accepted the following awards:

By |2021-12-21T15:50:14-06:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Team Blue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE earns three PRSA Nebraska Paper Anvil Awards

Year in review: A recap of 2021 told through 12 BCBSNE articles

As 2021 draws to a close, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) reflects on the community events, partnerships and data trends that defined the last 12 months. Here are a few of the company’s top stories from the past year: January BCBSNE and YMCA motivate Nebraskans

By |2021-12-21T14:17:20-06:00December 21st, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Year in review: A recap of 2021 told through 12 BCBSNE articles

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Total Care program saves $75 million and improves patient outcomes

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in the company’s Total Care program drove improved patient health outcomes while lowering the cost of care during the 2020-2021 program year, achieving savings of approximately $75.5 million. Total Care value-based programs are intended to help

By |2021-12-10T15:47:48-06:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Total Care program saves $75 million and improves patient outcomes

Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

The hustle and bustle of the holidays can make taking care of yourself trickier than perfecting a gingerbread house. However, it’s important to prioritize healthy habits, so you can experience all the joyous events of the season. Follow these five tips from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s wellness team to prioritize your well-being.

By |2021-12-08T11:35:12-06:00December 9th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five ways to have yourself a healthy little holiday

Wise & Well: Jean Wurtz’s healthy lifestyle is a positive cycle

Growing up, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Executive Assistant Jean Wurtz and her family belonged to the local YMCA. She spent a lot of her childhood there—from softball to swimming, being active has always been a part of Wurtz’s life. “Any kind of fitness or physical activity is a stress reliever,” said

By |2021-12-02T14:59:06-06:00November 30th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jean Wurtz’s healthy lifestyle is a positive cycle