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What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

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

By |2021-10-13T15:45:44-05:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment

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

BCBSNE, Prime Therapeutics provide free over-the-counter medicines, products to Medicare Advantage members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and their pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) are expanding the over-the-counter (OTC) prepaid card offering for Medicare Advantage members enrolling in coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2021. Members can use the OTC prepaid card to pay for essential items needed to stay safe through COVID-19,

By |2020-11-02T09:21:27-06:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, Prime Therapeutics provide free over-the-counter medicines, products to Medicare Advantage members

Recently lost your job? You may qualify for a special enrollment period

If you have recently lost your job, you may qualify for a special enrollment period (SEP), which would enable you to purchase creditable health insurance coverage outside of the yearly open enrollment period. What is creditable coverage? Creditable coverage is coverage that meets standards set by government bodies, such as the Department of Health and

By |2020-06-08T13:17:43-05:00June 8th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Recently lost your job? You may qualify for a special enrollment period

Five questions to ask yourself when searching for an individual health plan

Searching for an individual health insurance plan can feel overwhelming. Previously, Nicole Creamer, director of consumer sales at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), provided answers to five common individual health plan questions to help consumers. Creamer covered the basics of individual plans and shared details on BCBSNE’s option, Armor Health. To further

By |2020-04-24T15:43:52-05:00April 28th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Five questions to ask yourself when searching for an individual health plan

BCBSNE expands telehealth benefit in response to coronavirus pandemic

Here’s the dilemma: you’re pretty sure you have an ear infection. You’re experiencing pain and nausea – but you’re concerned about going to the doctor’s office. You take social distancing seriously and don’t want to expose yourself to others who are sick, possibly with COVID-19. Enter an at-home alternative: the anytime convenience of telehealth. What

By |2020-04-06T11:12:58-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands telehealth benefit in response to coronavirus pandemic

Five common individual health plan questions: Answered

Purchasing a health insurance plan can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re buying one on your own. Nicole Creamer, director of consumer sales at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), can help by providing answers to five common individual health plan questions. 1. What is an individual health plan? An individual health plan is

By |2020-04-01T13:15:20-05:00April 2nd, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Five common individual health plan questions: Answered

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: What you need to know

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 |2020-02-19T16:38:35-06:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: What you need to know

Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties

On a sunny autumn afternoon, the Hastings Public Library meeting room is packed with Nebraskans looking for answers about Medicare. With a sense of urgency - as the Medicare open enrollment period winds down— the crowd peppered questions at representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), including: How do you switch from

By |2019-11-26T09:48:15-06:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties