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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska grows service area and benefits for Medicare Advantage members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is expanding access to its Medicare Advantage plans to 42 additional counties in the state for 2021, providing Nebraska seniors with affordable and convenient health care benefits. The service area growth brings BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage availability to a total of 68 Nebraska counties. New counties for 2021

By |2020-11-17T12:18:21-06:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska grows service area and benefits for Medicare Advantage members

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

Auburn Family Health Center, Complete Children’s Health grow in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Total Care

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska is proud to announce two of its partners in delivering Total Care are growing from Patient-Centered Medical Homes (PCMHs) to Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs). Auburn Family Health Center (AFHC) and Complete Children’s Health (CCH) recently joined OneHealth Nebraska, an independent physicians’ organization and one of BCBSNE’s ACO partners.

By |2020-10-27T11:44:33-05:00October 22nd, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Auburn Family Health Center, Complete Children’s Health grow in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Total Care

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

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 14 flu vaccination clinics in early November, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to all between the ages of 9 and 64 at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. “Our goal is to be there for all

By |2020-10-19T11:21:28-05:00October 20th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in November

Central District Health Department to provide flu shots for 10,000 Grand Island students over three weeks

Central District Health Department (CDHD) is offering no-cost flu vaccinations to approximately 10,000 students in preschool through 12th grade – nearly one-fifth of the Grand Island population – in collaboration with Grand Island Public Schools (GIPS), Heartland Health Center (HHC) and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). “Because Grand Island has been hit

By |2020-10-12T09:10:23-05:00October 12th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Central District Health Department to provide flu shots for 10,000 Grand Island students over three weeks

WellCare of Nebraska will rebrand as Healthy Blue in January, reflecting a new alliance with BCBSNE

OMAHA, Neb. (Oct. 5, 2020) – Community Care Health Plan of Nebraska, Inc. (dba WellCare of Nebraska), which is an Anthem Inc. company and leading managed care provider of health benefits for Nebraska’s Heritage Health Medicaid program, along with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), the largest health insurer in Nebraska, have received

By |2020-10-13T11:15:56-05:00October 6th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on WellCare of Nebraska will rebrand as Healthy Blue in January, reflecting a new alliance with BCBSNE

BCBSNE expands remote-working opportunities to support job growth and economic development

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) launched a pilot program to recruit work-from-home customer service representatives in Norfolk, Columbus and greater Omaha, demonstrating its commitment to Nebraska’s economic development, a sustainable remote-working environment and localized member support. As part of the pilot, 10 new employees started Aug. 31, with more to follow soon.

By |2020-09-01T08:54:20-05:00September 1st, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands remote-working opportunities to support job growth and economic development

Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer as director of diversity and inclusion. Warren-Teamer has more than 10 years of experience in community outreach. In her new role at BCBSNE, she will direct and develop the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives and programs. “We

By |2020-08-12T15:52:11-05:00August 13th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jessica “Jay” Warren-Teamer appointed director of diversity and inclusion at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) announced sponsorship of Combined Health Agencies Drive (CHAD) and the 21 charities under its umbrella, which continue to support Nebraska’s most vulnerable populations in the face of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. CHAD is a local organization that has been raising funds with and for Nebraska’s premier health

By |2020-06-19T15:14:49-05:00June 25th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors CHAD and its 21 statewide health agencies

BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is extending the waiver of member cost shares for in-network coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and inpatient/outpatient treatment, including telehealth, through Sept. 30, 2020. During the pandemic, the company has seen a significant increase in telehealth usage. BCBSNE began waiving member cost shares for telehealth in early March. “In

By |2020-06-01T09:28:36-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth