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Inaugural apprenticeship class graduates, receives job offers through new program

Ignite Nebraska’s pilot group of apprentices at graduation. Pictured from left to right: Willie Nunn, Sheila Hamilton, Laura Croswell and Luke Grobeck Cheers and applause filled Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) conference room on Wednesday, Oct. 5 as family, friends and coworkers gathered to celebrate the graduation of Ignite Nebraska’s

By |2022-10-19T09:36:02-05:00October 19th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Inaugural apprenticeship class graduates, receives job offers through new program

Closing the gap in maternal health

According to a recent Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study, severe maternal morbidity (SMM) rates increased by 9% in the United States in 2018-2020. Moreover, SMM rates were 62% higher in primarily Black communities and 32% higher in primarily Hispanic communities. According to the study, the health disparities arise from

By |2022-10-03T13:10:20-05:00October 5th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Closing the gap in maternal health

What you need to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

The Medicare Annual Enrollment Period is here. Now is the time for seniors to consider their health care needs and make decisions on their coverage. Read on to learn what to keep in mind and who can help with the decision-making process.  When is the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period?  The Annual Enrollment Period, also known

By |2022-09-26T14:01:51-05:00October 3rd, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment Period

What to expect at a Medicare seminar

If you’re close to retirement or already retired, you’ve probably received numerous invitations in the mail for events around town. Seminar? Open House? Consultation? The invitations are coming to you because it’s close to the Annual Enrollment Period (AEP) for Medicare Advantage and Prescription Drug Plans, which starts Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7. 

By |2022-09-26T13:49:42-05:00September 29th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on What to expect at a Medicare seminar

LEAP celebrates Mexican Independence Day with free tacos

On Friday, Sept. 16, Latinos Empowered to Achieve their Potential (LEAP), a Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) employee resource group (ERG), celebrated Mexican Independence Day with free tacos and drinks. Mexican Independence Day, also known as El Grito de la Independencia (Cry of Independence), takes place on Sept. 16 annually and honors

By |2022-09-27T08:18:29-05:00September 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on LEAP celebrates Mexican Independence Day with free tacos

Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

One early morning in May 2021, Jaye Stentz started his day like most others: he went to let his chocolate lab, Howard, outside; however, when he tried to call him back inside the words weren’t there. “I could think the words, but they weren't coming out,” said Stentz, organization development specialist at Blue Cross and

By |2022-09-26T15:10:54-05:00September 26th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness, Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jaye Stentz’s awakening

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in October

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) will host 20 flu vaccination clinics in October, in collaboration with YMCAs across the state. Clinics will be open to everyone age 6 and up at no cost to them, regardless of health insurance coverage. There will also be two non-YMCA locations: BCBSNE’s headquarters in Aksarben Village

By |2022-09-19T14:30:15-05:00September 20th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Community Engagement, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and YMCAs to offer free community flu shot clinics in October

The changing landscape of wellness at BCBSNE

As the landscape of work has changed at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), wellness has adapted to meet employees where they are at. In 2020, the majority of the company’s employees began to work from home during the COVID-19 pandemic. This shift in work location became permanent for many as BCBSNE transitioned

By |2022-09-19T08:46:24-05:00September 16th, 2022|Categories: Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on The changing landscape of wellness at BCBSNE

BCBSNE celebrates Nebraska teachers with Huskers football ticket giveaway

At Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), we’re always rooting for the schools and educators who make our state great. From the first bell to final exams, through summer school and snow days, we’re proud to be there for Nebraska teachers, whatever life brings. That’s why we’re proud to sponsor Teacher Appreciation Day

By |2022-09-14T09:33:26-05:00September 9th, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE celebrates Nebraska teachers with Huskers football ticket giveaway

Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement – what’s the difference?

When it comes to choosing a health care plan, each person’s needs are unique. To better understand the different features of Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement, here is a short guide.  Medicare Advantage Medicare Part C, also called Medicare Advantage, is a health plan that provides your Part A (hospital insurance) and Part B (medical

By |2022-09-01T10:00:13-05:00September 6th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage vs. Medicare Supplement – what’s the difference?