Medicare’s annual enrollment period runs from now until Dec. 7. During this time, Medicare recipients can evaluate their current plans and shop around for other options. Doing a little homework now can save you a lot of time and hassle down the road — and it might save you some money. The first step is
You don’t think about it until you have to: retirement. As the time creeps closer, the questions keep popping up from your family and friends. When are you going to retire? What are you going to do after you retire? As a physician, the first thing that comes to mind is, Why would I retire?
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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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