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Where you get health care can cost you

Do you know how much a trip to your physician costs? Most of us don’t. We pay the copay at the physician’s office and don’t think much about it. If the doctor determines further tests are needed, most patients go where he or she suggests. When the bill comes, costs may be higher because of

By |2019-06-10T08:59:14-05:00June 10th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Where you get health care can cost you

NET’s Good, Health Life series explores ‘The Silent Killers’

The new episode of NET's Good, Healthy Life, explores diabetes and high blood pressure or hypertension, 'The Silent Killers'. Clint Baker, diagnosed with diabetes, describes how he has found a new normal with the help of an app and its connection to Kelly Zelenda, a nurse health coach at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of

By |2019-05-23T08:10:45-05:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on NET’s Good, Health Life series explores ‘The Silent Killers’

From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Army veteran Kirstin Booth values being part of a team and helping others. As a customer service representative at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Booth does both. Booth began her career in customer service in January after working in the food industry for 14 years. Moving from Denver to Omaha, she originally

By |2019-05-17T08:48:28-05:00May 17th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on From coffee shop to cubicle: veteran barista becomes full-time employee

Get the most out of your annual check-up

Did you know that under most health plans, preventive visits are covered at 100%? Annual check-ups and screenings with your doctor can be critical in the prevention or early detection of many health conditions. Make sure you are prepared for your annual check-up. Here are some tips to help you get the most out of

By |2019-05-14T09:03:17-05:00May 15th, 2019|Categories: Our Take|Comments Off on Get the most out of your annual check-up

Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

They came to the meeting with a great deal of uncertainty, admitting they didn’t know much about their post-retirement health insurance options. Patricia and Marcus Rasmussen will both turn 65 this year and came to the Medicare meeting hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to get advice and answers. “We’re confused

By |2019-05-02T13:13:42-05:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is celebrating 80 years of business in 2019. For more than 70 of those years, the company has provided health insurance to City of Hastings employees. BCBSNE appreciates and values its relationship with the City of Hastings, said Darcy Swope, BCBSNE account executive. “Our collaboration and partnership

By |2019-05-01T09:10:26-05:00May 1st, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE celebrates 70-year partnership with City of Hastings

Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

Who doesn’t love a great pair of jeans? With a Dress for Your Day initiative recently implemented at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), employees can rock their favorite casual duds around the office any day of the week. “Or a pantsuit, if desired," said Colin Hayworth, BCBSNE talent acquisition manager. "Dress for

By |2019-04-26T08:54:46-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Dress for Your Day initiative empowers employees

5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

The health care landscape is continuously changing and growing. Staying informed of emerging trends can help businesses provide the right benefits and keep employees healthier. When businesses have an understanding of the local health care landscape, they are able to make informed decisions for their employees. Here are five health care benefit trends identified by

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Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

A new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study reveals 10.4 million millennials aren’t as healthy as they think. The study found that on average, millennial health begins to decline at 27 years old. A millennial is someone born between 1981 and 1996. “The fact that they are seeing increased chronic conditions

By |2019-04-24T11:12:16-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Millennial health declines at age 27 – Health of America study

Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety

In the middle of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) lobby lies a security desk where more goes on than meets the eye. The BCBSNE employees and Frontline Security members who staff the desk handle many situations throughout the day, said Matt Witkowski, life safety specialist. Every day is different because you never

By |2019-04-17T11:16:31-05:00April 24th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Behind the desk: BCBSNE employees, Frontline Security ensure safety