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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 |2018-01-18T11:24:00-06:00July 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

Telemedicine programs bring expertise to all corners of Nebraska

Telemedicine has fundamentally changed the face of health care across the state and, say area medical professionals, the technology is just scratching the surface. “The people we’re training in medical school now, it’s not science fiction to think they will be seeing a lot of their patients in the patient’s own home through telemedicine,” said

By |2017-09-13T13:28:59-05:00May 9th, 2017|Categories: Community Engagement, Insurance 101|Comments Off on Telemedicine programs bring expertise to all corners of Nebraska

Know your Medicare basics

Original Medicare (Parts A and B) doesn’t cover everything; you generally have to pay your deductible, 20% of your Part B medical bills and all of your prescription drug cost. Medicare Advantage insurance is designed to be the only health care plan you need. Here are the details on how your Medicare parts add up.

By |2017-09-13T13:29:06-05:00May 8th, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: |Comments Off on Know your Medicare basics

Why we are leaving the ACA individual market in 2018

We recently announced that as of January 1, 2018, we will no longer offer ACA-compliant individual health plans. We understand this decision is disruptive and disappointing for the members impacted by our decision. We wanted to remain in the private individual market—even after significant losses in our ACA-compliant plans forced our exit from the federal

By |2017-08-02T15:55:13-05:00May 2nd, 2017|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases, Our Take|Comments Off on Why we are leaving the ACA individual market in 2018