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Food security for Lincoln residents focus of Blue Cross Fearless Grants

Food security was the focus of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE)  Fearless Grant presentation in Lincoln, recently. Two programs—The Center for People in Need and Community Crops—were given a combined $15,000 grant. “These two programs each combat food insecurity in a unique way, and provide access to fresh, healthy food to populations that

By |2018-04-26T14:32:22-05:00April 24th, 2018|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Food security for Lincoln residents focus of Blue Cross Fearless Grants

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska receives approval for reorganization – new president/CEO

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) received approval from its members to reorganize into a mutual insurance holding company effective July 1, 2018.  The holding company, GoodLife Partners, Inc., will be the overall parent company for BCBSNE and its subsidiaries.  The reorganization was approved during the company’s annual meeting of members, held March

By |2018-03-27T12:39:33-05:00March 27th, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Stories, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska receives approval for reorganization – new president/CEO

WOWT’s Maddox to join BCBSNE as vice president of communications

BCBSNE is pleased to announce that Malorie Maddox will be joining our organization as vice president of communications. “We’re excited to welcome Malorie to our team,” said Steve Grandfield, president and chief executive officer-elect. “Her background in news media and her proven communication skills will be tremendous assets in our internal and external communication efforts.”

By |2018-03-15T10:58:50-05:00March 15th, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on WOWT’s Maddox to join BCBSNE as vice president of communications

Grandfield selected as next President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) board of directors announced today that Steven H. Grandfield will replace Steven S. Martin as the company’s president and chief executive officer in late March of this year. Martin will be retiring at the end of 2018 after a 16-year tenure leading the company. Grandfield currently serves

By |2018-02-13T10:01:53-06:00January 18th, 2018|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Grandfield selected as next President and CEO of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

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

Scammers are pretending to be Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

Scammers are using fake Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska business logos, phone numbers, Web and street addresses to lure people to buy health insurance.   We discovered the scam and alerted Nebraska’s attorney general and Nebraska Department of Insurance. The scammers are calling consumers and attempting to collect personal information and offering insurance

By |2017-09-13T13:26:55-05:00July 7th, 2017|Categories: News Releases, Security|Comments Off on Scammers are pretending to be Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

How to make the health insurance market work: BCBSNE’s principles for a better system

Washington debates the fate of the U.S. health care system These days, all eyes are on Washington as the fate of the Affordable Care Act—and its replacement—is being determined. The House of Representatives has passed its version of the American Health Care Act, which is intended to replace the current health care law. The House

By |2017-09-13T13:27:03-05:00July 6th, 2017|Categories: News Releases, Our Take, Stories|Comments Off on How to make the health insurance market work: BCBSNE’s principles for a better system

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