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What you need to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare Annual 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 the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?  The Annual Enrollment Period, also known

By |2023-11-09T08:52:13-06:00November 9th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

New to Medicare: Know someone who is Medicare eligible?

Know someone who is Medicare eligible? Here’s a guide to help them assess their plan options and pick the one that fits their needs, especially during the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP), which runs from Oct. 15 to Dec. 7 every year. Where to start First, if you are enrolling your loved one on their behalf, you must have written

By |2023-09-25T13:42:07-05:00September 27th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on New to Medicare: Know someone who is Medicare eligible?

Are you eligible for Medicare?

As you near retirement, you may receive a lot of information about the Medicare options available to you. While it might feel overwhelming at first, learning about Medicare doesn’t need to be complicated. Get started and learn the basics of Medicare by checking out our Medicare 101 retirement guide.  Once you understand the workings

By |2023-08-17T08:04:46-05:00August 22nd, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Are you eligible for Medicare?

Medicare 101: Your guide to retirement

As you get closer to your 65th birthday, you may have more questions about Medicare and your coverage options. Understanding Medicare, how it works and when you decide to enroll in a Medicare plan, is one of the first few steps to finding the right coverage for you.   This article is designed to provide

By |2023-06-26T13:32:38-05:00July 12th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare 101: Your guide to retirement

BCBSNE adds to growing list of mental health resources for members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) introduced a new web page to provide mental health and wellness resources to support members’ well-being. The page includes resources from mental health terminology to emergency response contacts and more.   Improving, educating and helping members with their mental health has been an ongoing project for BCBSNE since

By |2023-06-30T09:25:34-05:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on BCBSNE adds to growing list of mental health resources for members

What you need to know about COVID at-home test kit scams impacting Medicare members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is aware of recent situations where individuals with Medicare have either: Received COVID at-home test kits in the mail that they never ordered, or Received an Explanation of Benefits (EOB) for COVID test kits that they never ordered and never received. In these cases, the Medicare members

By |2023-06-22T11:21:29-05:00June 23rd, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about COVID at-home test kit scams impacting Medicare members

Your Special Enrollment Period options

Different changes in your life can impact your access to health insurance. Fortunately, if you experience a qualifying life event, you can access the coverage you need through a Special Enrollment Period (SEP), which can be granted for many reasons. Keep reading to see if your life event qualifies for an SEP.   Open Enrollment vs.

By |2023-03-28T11:45:54-05:00March 28th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Special Enrollment Period options

Love yourself; get your annual exam

Show yourself extra love by scheduling your annual health exam, because love doesn't have to cost a thing. If you have an Affordable Care Act (ACA) health plan, annual exams and other preventive services are covered at no cost to you, once a year, when you see an in-network doctor or health care provider. What

By |2024-01-22T14:10:16-06:00February 14th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: |Comments Off on Love yourself; get your annual exam

The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) medical directors Dr. Victoria Hall, Dr. Elizabeth Noordhoek and Dr. Cindy Gubbels contributed their insight to help individuals choose a primary care provider (PCP). A PCP acts as a person’s medical home base and aims to provide long-term and preventive care, routine checkups, and referrals to specialists

By |2023-02-10T08:31:28-06:00February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Health and Wellness, Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The medical director’s guide to choosing a primary care provider

Learn the ins and outs of 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: The basics MA OEP runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year and gives MA members a chance

By |2023-01-03T14:51:56-06:00January 5th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , |Comments Off on Learn the ins and outs of Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period