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Gov. Ricketts highlights success of workforce development programs

This press release was written and first published by the Office of Gov. Pete Ricketts.  Pictured from left to right: Joni Wheeler, Laura Croswell, Dr. Mary Hawkins, Gov. Pete Ricketts, Tony Goins, John Albin and Dannette Smith. Today, Gov. Pete Ricketts held a press conference highlighting two workforce training models designed to bring

By |2022-12-20T11:40:37-06:00December 19th, 2022|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Gov. Ricketts highlights success of workforce development programs

BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4-star ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Medicare Advantage Access PPO and Medicare Advantage Core HMO plans a 4-star rating for 2023. Medicare Star Ratings are issued by CMS annually and rate health plans on a scale of one to five stars, with

By |2022-10-28T09:53:19-05:00November 14th, 2022|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4-star ratings

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 20 flu vaccination clinics in October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. There will also be two non-YMCA locations: BCBSNE’s headquarters in Aksarben Village

By |2022-09-19T14:30:15-05:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska awards CHAD and 19 member agencies the Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has awarded the Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and 19 member agencies under its umbrella the company’s Health of Nebraska Sponsorship, which supports programs and services for Nebraskans affected by a medical diagnosis. For more than 80 years, BCBSNE has offered security and stability to its members

By |2022-08-25T10:13:53-05:00August 25th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska awards CHAD and 19 member agencies the Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer a new individual plan on the ACA Marketplace for 2023, increasing coverage choices across the state

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will introduce a new individual health care plan called Nebraska HeartlandBlue on the government’s ACA Marketplace for 2023, providing Nebraskans and their families not covered under an employer’s health plan with more choices in coverage. “We exist to serve the people of Nebraska, to provide them with

By |2022-08-01T15:42:39-05:00July 27th, 2022|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer a new individual plan on the ACA Marketplace for 2023, increasing coverage choices across the state

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds Annual Meeting of Members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) held its annual meeting of members on Monday, March 28. During the meeting, five board members were re-elected for three-year terms: Leslie Andersen, BCBSNE board vice chair and president and chief executive officer, i3 Bank Anthony Goins, director, Nebraska Department of Economic Development John Mitchell II, Midwest

By |2022-03-31T09:57:29-05:00March 31st, 2022|Categories: Articles, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska holds Annual Meeting of Members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska supports CHAD through Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has awarded the Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and its statewide umbrella of 23 health care agencies the company’s Health of Nebraska Sponsorship, which is dedicated to supporting programs and services for Nebraskans affected by a medical diagnosis. For more than 80 years, BCBSNE has offered security

By |2022-02-11T09:23:26-06:00February 10th, 2022|Categories: Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska supports CHAD through Health of Nebraska Sponsorship

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer $0 Cost Share for Insulin

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members with diabetes who are covered under a fully insured employer group health plan will be able to obtain preferred insulin listed on the company's formulary list, at no cost to them starting Jan. 1, 2022. The financial burden of diabetes is substantial. According to the CDC,

By |2022-01-11T08:57:26-06:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer $0 Cost Share for Insulin

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Total Care program saves $75 million and improves patient outcomes

Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs) and Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) partnering with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in the company’s Total Care program drove improved patient health outcomes while lowering the cost of care during the 2020-2021 program year, achieving savings of approximately $75.5 million. Total Care value-based programs are intended to help

By |2021-12-10T15:47:48-06:00December 10th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Total Care program saves $75 million and improves patient outcomes

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4- and 4.5 star ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Access PPO Medicare Advantage plan a 4-star rating and assigned the company’s Core HMO Medicare Advantage plan a 4.5-star rating for 2022. Medicare Star Ratings are issued by CMS annually and rate health plans on a scale

By |2021-11-18T16:27:42-06:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4- and 4.5 star ratings