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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

Avenue Scholars program provides intern with foundation for future

Araceli Mercado Diaz knew the Avenue Scholars program offered internship opportunities when she signed up for the program as a sophomore in high school, but never pictured herself as an intern at Blue Cross Blue and Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Now, the University of Nebraska at Omaha junior has been with the company as a

By |2018-08-14T09:07:55+00:00August 14th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Avenue Scholars program provides intern with foundation for future

‘My life has changed,’ after collaborative approach to losing 45 pounds

Wade Whitsel knows what it’s like to receive that phone call. “It’s pretty mind-boggling,” he says. Over the last 10 months, the 50-year-old resident of Rosalie, Nebraska, has flashed from ominous test results to a biopsy to that call confirming an aggressive form of prostate cancer. A radical prostatectomy in May gave way to seven

By |2018-08-13T08:32:15+00:00August 13th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘My life has changed,’ after collaborative approach to losing 45 pounds

I’m more than just an intern

I have been fortunate to work as an intern in the marketing department at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) for the past three months. Working with extremely talented and intelligent people has taught me so much about leadership and digital marketing. I’ve made updates on the BCBSNE website, designed emails, developed content

By |2018-08-09T08:27:05+00:00August 9th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on I’m more than just an intern

It all began with a belief – the elderly deserve ‘dignity in life’

It all began with a nursing home in Fairbury, Nebraska. In 1975, Jack and Eldora Vetter took a leap of faith and bought the facility, with the goal of offering that community’s senior citizens a safe, loving and welcoming home. Grounded in the belief that the elderly deserve “dignity in life,” the Vetter Way was

By |2018-08-01T09:47:49+00:00July 30th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on It all began with a belief – the elderly deserve ‘dignity in life’