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How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

With so many variables going into choosing a health insurance plan, it’s no wonder making the right decision can seem daunting. A little confusion is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure your employees have a great open enrollment season. Here are some tips. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to have

By |2017-12-11T15:46:14-05:00October 16th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on How to prepare your employees for Open Enrollment

5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care

It’s time to take a look at how we shop for coverage and services related to our own health. We may not be able to control healthcare costs but we can become educated and take steps to control what we spend on it. Here are 5 ways to be savvy with your health care: Know

By |2017-10-23T09:02:59-05:00September 25th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on 5 ways to be a wise consumer of health care

Playing the “What if” game is not for travel insurance

April 30 is a day of celebration for Tammy Freeman.  On that day four years ago, she almost lost her leg. It happened on a vacation with her 28-year-old daughter in Cabo St Lucas.  Freeman was trying to keep up with her daughter on a “bucket list” day of snorkeling, riding camels and driving ATVs. 

By |2018-02-23T11:30:58-05:00August 7th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on Playing the “What if” game is not for travel insurance

Group health plans for business travelers

Group Health Plans for Business Travelers Did you know we offer GeoBlue Expat℠ and GeoBlue Traveler℠ group health plans for business travelers? These plans allow Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska, and all Blues Plans, the ability to extend our global reach and enhance our ability to offer comprehensive and compliant international health care

By |2017-09-13T13:19:30-05:00August 2nd, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Comments Off on Group health plans for business travelers

BCBSNE collaborates with CHI Health on new network

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and CHI Health have collaborated to develop a new provider network choice for BCBSNE employer groups:  Blueprint Health.  Starting Jan. 1, 2018, this new network option will be available to employer groups headquartered in the Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island and Kearney areas that have 151 or more employees.

By |2017-09-13T13:25:52-05:00July 20th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases|Comments Off on BCBSNE collaborates with CHI Health on new network

OneHealth Nebraska signs ACO contract with BCBSNE

OneHealth Nebraska announces the signing of its Accountable Care Organization contract with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Fifteen primary care clinics in Lincoln will be part of the contract including more than 100 family physicians, internists, pediatricians and OB/GYNs caring for 30,000 BCBS patients. Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) are a new innovative model

By |2018-01-18T11:24:00-05:00July 15th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases|Tags: |Comments Off on OneHealth Nebraska signs ACO contract with BCBSNE

Go generic and save money

When shopping at the grocery store, do you automatically reach for the familiar brand name item you recognize from a TV commercial or magazine ad? When it comes to medications, you might be able to save money—without sacrificing safety or effectiveness—by choosing a generic drug. Generics: What’s the Difference? If your doctor prescribes a brand-name

By |2017-09-13T13:26:25-05:00July 11th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Go generic and save money

Thinking about retiring? Do your homework now

When you think about retiring, do you picture sleeping in? About no longer having to get up at 6 a.m. and braving icy roads to get to work on time? Are your thoughts filled with plans for more time with grandchildren, travel and maybe the occasional afternoon nap? Changing your health insurance  probably won't cross

By |2017-09-13T13:27:40-05:00June 27th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Thinking about retiring? Do your homework now

It’s time to look at your Medicare plan

It’s that time of year to weatherize your house, your car—and your Medicare plan. If you’re 65 years of age or older, and there’s been a change in the last year to your health, the prescription drugs you take or your financial status, now’s the time to give yourself a health plan checkup. Start by

By |2017-09-13T13:28:36-05:00May 16th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, Our Take|Tags: |Comments Off on It’s time to look at your Medicare plan