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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska offers additional postpartum depression screening to support maternal health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently added additional coverage for postpartum depression screenings to support maternal health.   The expansion impacts all commercial product lines of business and funding types and covers the full cost of the initial postpartum depression screening for up to one year following the birth or loss of

By |2024-01-09T13:54:33-06:00January 9th, 2024|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska offers additional postpartum depression screening to support maternal health

BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage PPO plans achieve 4-star ratings for 2024

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) Medicare Advantage Access PPO and Connect PPO plans 4-star ratings for 2024.  The yearly ratings are issued by CMS and rate health plans on a scale from one to five stars, with five being the highest.

By |2023-11-08T09:01:27-06:00November 8th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage PPO plans achieve 4-star ratings for 2024

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska recognized as a 2023 Governor’s Wellness Award recipient

Governor Jim Pillen recently presented Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) with the 2023 Governor’s Wellness Award at the Harvester level.  Presented every three years, the award recognizes Nebraska businesses that prioritize employee health and well-being. BCBSNE has been honored with the award six times since 2008. According to the Nebraska Department of

By |2023-10-17T12:59:36-05:00October 17th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska recognized as a 2023 Governor’s Wellness Award recipient

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska partners with YMCAs for free community flu shot clinics this fall

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and YMCAs across the state will host 21 free community flu shot clinics this fall. Clinics are open to all community members aged six and older, regardless of health insurance coverage.  Clinics are available at the following locations:  Blue Cross Centre, 1919 Aksarben Drive, Omaha, NE – Sept.

By |2023-10-31T13:50:09-05:00September 20th, 2023|Categories: Articles, News Releases|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska partners with YMCAs for free community flu shot clinics this fall

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors 20 statewide health agencies under CHAD’s umbrella

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is proud to announce its sponsorship of 20 statewide health agencies under the Combined Health Agencies Drive’s (CHAD) umbrella. This sponsorship supports nonprofit organizations throughout the state to serve Nebraskans dealing with a broad spectrum of health issues.    CHAD is a local, donor designation-driven organization that has

By |2023-08-23T11:25:14-05:00August 24th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska sponsors 20 statewide health agencies under CHAD’s umbrella

Ron Rowe, Gretchen Twohig promoted to EVP at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has promoted two individuals to executive vice president. Ron Rowe, executive vice president and chief revenue officer, oversees BCBSNE’s Sales and Account Management teams for all lines of business, including large and small employer group, Individual ACA and Senior Products. Before joining BCBSNE in 2021, Ron worked

By |2023-07-19T11:15:27-05:00July 19th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ron Rowe, Gretchen Twohig promoted to EVP at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

BCBSNE provides safety equipment to Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public Schools students

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently donated $5,000 to Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public Schools (UNPS) to supply helmets, knee pads and elbow pads to students enrolled in summer school.  UNPS, located in Macy, Nebraska, started construction in the summer of 2022 on a new recreational complex that includes a pump track, baseball field, lighted

By |2023-06-19T15:17:36-05:00June 19th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE provides safety equipment to Umoⁿhoⁿ Nation Public Schools students

BCBSNE’s 2022 Community Investment and Social Impact Report shows positive diversity and inclusion growth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently released its 2022 Community Investment and Social Impact Report, which shows a positive trend in the percentage of employees who agree the company encourages diversity and inclusion.  In 2020, BCBSNE started publicly sharing workforce demographics, including the generational breakdown of employees and the number of women

By |2023-06-13T14:28:02-05:00June 13th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s 2022 Community Investment and Social Impact Report shows positive diversity and inclusion growth

Jeff Russell named new president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

The Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) board of directors has named Jeff Russell as the company’s new president and CEO, effective June 26. He is replacing Steve Grandfield, who announced his intent to retire late last year. Russell has more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles. Since 2013, he has

By |2023-05-24T13:03:06-05:00May 24th, 2023|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Jeff Russell named new president and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

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