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BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

As a father of two, husband and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee, Clint Williams knows work-life balance can be difficult to achieve. “It’s always a challenge,” Williams said. “I have two very active boys that play a lot of sports and are very active in school. My wife and I are

By |2019-02-04T11:47:57+00:00February 5th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s vice president of pharmacy and wellness shares work-life balance tips

See a doctor online with telehealth

“The last thing I wanted to do when I wasn’t feeling well was to go outside, start the car in the freezing cold and wait in an urgent care room – possibly contracting more germs,” said Michelle Green, customer service manager. We’ve all been there, you’re at work, feeling absolutely terrible. You’ve got head pressure

By |2019-01-25T09:29:42+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on See a doctor online with telehealth

Younger Nebraskans receiving knee and hip surgery at stable costs

Younger Nebraskans are now getting knee and hip replacements, but the cost for these procedures remains stable, according to the latest Health of America study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Planned or elective inpatient orthopedic surgeries for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members cost $97 million in 2017 and

By |2019-01-23T08:31:07+00:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Younger Nebraskans receiving knee and hip surgery at stable costs

BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work

When Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Todd Doering started in the claims department 10 years ago, he knew he wanted to work towards a leadership position. “I think, just naturally, my strengths are with decision making and process improvement,” Doering said. Working for BCBSNE wasn’t his original plan, however. After earning

By |2018-12-14T09:29:45+00:00December 20th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds leadership, personal growth opportunities at work

Brand name and specialty drug prices continue to rise

Nebraskans are paying more for brand name and specialty drugs along with the rest of the nation, according to the latest Health of America study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Last year in Nebraska, usage of inexpensive generic drugs increased to 85 percent of total prescriptions filled, yet they made up just

By |2018-11-15T08:25:37+00:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Brand name and specialty drug prices continue to rise

Sisters celebrate 30-year Blue Cross service anniversaries together

Working at a company for 30 years is an accomplishment few achieve. Working at a company for 30 years with your sister is even rarer, but for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees Christy Kofoed and Kim Yong, it’s just another day in the office. Kofoed, who works in the medical management

By |2018-09-18T10:44:56+00:00September 18th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Sisters celebrate 30-year Blue Cross service anniversaries together

New to Medicare? Make sure you understand prescription drug coverage

Deductibles. Copayments. Coverage Gaps. For those new to Medicare, how prescription drugs are covered is important. Yet the language we use can be confusing. This guide provides some important things to know about drug coverage for those on Medicare ahead of the annual election period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.          

By |2018-09-17T11:23:30+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on New to Medicare? Make sure you understand prescription drug coverage

BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

Ten years. Eight positions. One company. A decade into her career at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Lyndsay Williams continues to find opportunities for growth and change. Williams began her career at BCBSNE as a wellness intern. After graduating from Northwest Missouri State in 2008, she accepted a dual human resources and

By |2018-09-14T09:23:23+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee finds opportunities for career growth and change within company

BCBSNE employee lives fearless by following his passion at work

Like many people, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas fears public speaking. Unlike many others, Cardenas faces his fear at work every day, effectively embracing BCBSNE’s motto to Live Fearless. Cardenas is a claims trainer and former Avenue Scholar who started at BCBSNE as an intern before becoming a part-time then

By |2018-09-12T08:46:25+00:00September 11th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE employee lives fearless by following his passion at work

Deciphering Medicare: What you need to know as election period nears

For those new to Medicare, the pieces and parts of the various plans can be confusing. This 10-point primer is just what the doctor ordered to help anyone age 65 and older through the annual election period, Oct. 15-Dec. 7.                         Courtesy Jay Reilly

By |2018-09-10T11:21:01+00:00September 10th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Deciphering Medicare: What you need to know as election period nears