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Retiring soon? Start here.

When you think about retiring, are your thoughts filled with plans for more time with grandchildren, travel and maybe an occasional afternoon nap? Changing your health insurance probably won’t cross your mind until the letters and emails start coming with all kinds of coverage options around your 64th birthday. Turning a certain age doesn’t mean

By |2022-05-13T13:52:02-05:00May 31st, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Retiring soon? Start here.

BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members can have their long-term medications fulfilled and delivered by Amazon Pharmacy as one of their medication delivery options, as of Jan. 1, 2022. Members can order and manage their prescriptions through the easy-to-use Amazon Pharmacy shopping experience, enhanced with real-time pricing that shows both the available

By |2022-05-18T13:16:39-05:00May 16th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands home delivery prescription options with Amazon Pharmacy

Simple steps for managing your medications

More than half of the U.S. population takes at least one type of medication a day. However, according to the National Library of Medicine, nearly half of the people who live with a chronic disease or condition don’t take their medications as prescribed. While prescription medications are sometimes necessary, it can be difficult to keep

Beware of at-home COVID-19 testing scams

Since the White House’s announcement in January of additional plans to help Americans fight the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, cybercriminals have been looking for new ways to exploit the programs to put extra cash in their pockets. A popular tactic for scammers is to piggyback on the news of at-home COVID-19 tests being made available to

How the new No Surprises Act protects you

It's been a year since Nebraska’s LB997 (Out-of-Network Emergency Medical Care Act) has blocked health care providers in Nebraska from balance billing consumers for medical care received from out-of-network providers or facilities in emergency situations. The protections under that state mandate were expanded when the federal No Surprises Act came into effect on Jan. 1,

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

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

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 Medicare Annual Enrollment? The annual enrollment period, also known as

By |2022-01-03T14:37:23-06:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment period

Expert answers to supplemental insurance questions

Q&A with Scott Reid, vice president of sales and strategic relationships at LifeSecure  You may have heard of supplemental insurance products on TV or received mailings offering protection and coverage beyond your standard health insurance. But what exactly are supplemental health insurance products? Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) offers supplemental products through

By |2021-04-26T09:35:51-05:00April 26th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Expert answers to supplemental insurance questions

Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period

In response to the pandemic and in accordance with President Joe Biden’s executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at HealthCare.gov. Here are four things to know: What is

By |2021-03-25T12:57:46-05:00March 25th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Four things to know about the Special Enrollment Period