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Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Paralysis by analysis. That’s the phrase Joe Puetz, a Prudential financial advisor, uses to describe a common obstacle many consumers face when retirement planning: information overload. “Today, there’s so much negativity and information out there,” Puetz said. “People are scared and end up putting it off, but the longer you put it off, the worse

By |2019-10-10T09:47:52-05:00October 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Prudential Pathways offers strategies, tips for the future

Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Jennifer Cintani didn’t want to work just anywhere. After taking time off from her career to spend time with her family, getting back into the workforce meant finding a higher calling. Jennifer has found that calling as director of Government Programs Compliance and Medicare Advantage Compliance Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

By |2019-10-18T15:06:05-05:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska

Nebraskans are experiencing fewer diagnosis of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) than the national average according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study. MS cases between 2015 and 2018 in the state were fairly flat with 2.8 claimants per 1,000 Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members. “We don’t

By |2019-10-08T14:09:22-05:00October 8th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Fewer MS cases diagnosed in Nebraska

‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

Shawna Forsberg took a big risk. Recently, she shared with Leaders and Lattes attendees how that risk led to her dream job. Leaders and Lattes is a monthly employee engagement series hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) Young Professionals (YP) Connect group. At the event, a guest speaker provides insight into

By |2019-09-30T13:08:59-05:00October 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on ‘I want to spend my life making a difference’

He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Josh Ihnen “stumbled” into a new athletic passion five years ago. “I graduated from college in 2013,” Ihnen said. “I was a wrestler in college and wrestled my whole life. I was kind of bored not competing in something.” Then, Ihnen and a friend went to

By |2019-09-24T08:37:39-05:00September 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on He ‘stumbled’ into a new passion. Now, he’s a world champion

Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

It started as a joke between Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employee Alejandro Cardenas and his manager: “Do you have any more siblings who’d want to come work with us?” “I’d say, ‘yeah, but they have good jobs right now,” Cardenas, one of four siblings, said. Then, Moises Cardenas started at BCBSNE

By |2019-09-11T14:29:34-05:00September 11th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Four siblings enjoy working together at BCBSNE

Going aboard? Omaha family’s ordeal makes strong case for travel medical insurance

A broken dental crown in Germany. A fall with injuries in Egypt. A heart problem in the Caribbean. Medical emergencies can have a stunning lack of respect for our international travel plans, but as Omahan Amy Tokos can attest, a simple precaution can spare an incredible amount of headache and expense. “It was kind of

By |2019-09-04T08:54:25-05:00September 4th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Going aboard? Omaha family’s ordeal makes strong case for travel medical insurance

Cutting through the noise of health care billing

We all agree, health care can be complicated. Especially when you move between doctors and health care systems. They need to talk with each other to share your basic health care information. This is called interoperability, when different information systems, devices or applications connect or coordinate to optimize health care. The National Academy of Medicine

By |2019-09-03T09:51:44-05:00September 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cutting through the noise of health care billing

Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently expanded its tuition reimbursement program with a new partner: Ashford University. Ashford University is an accredited online university offering more than 80 degree programs in a variety of career-relevant fields, including health care, information services, business and more. “We had several meetings to go over how

By |2019-08-26T14:34:27-05:00August 30th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Ashford University partnership expands tuition reimbursement program

Surprise billing changes can protect consumers

As many as 15% of patients have received a surprise bill after a hospital stay. We’re working with lawmakers to find solutions and are recommending specific changes that can better protect consumers. Congress is considering two different ways to resolve payment disputes involving surprise bills. Here we take a look at the facts and the

By |2019-08-16T13:43:50-05:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Surprise billing changes can protect consumers