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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Prime Therapeutics offer Med Advantage OTC card

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and their pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) are launching an over-the-counter (OTC) discount card for Medicare Advantage members January 1, 2020. BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage members will receive a quarterly prepaid card by mail, redeemable for at least $25 per quarter. The Centers for Medicare &

By |2019-11-25T11:33:13-06:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Prime Therapeutics offer Med Advantage OTC card

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

‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

Coffees poured and seats taken, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) employees recently gathered in a conference room, ready to hear from Rebecca Stavick, executive director of Do Space. Do Space is a nonprofit providing technology access and education. Stavick actively manages Do Space’s relationships, direction and strategy, bringing technology industry leadership and

By |2019-08-26T08:38:43-05:00August 26th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on ‘Helping others will always put you on a good path’

An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program

Wesleyon “Wes” Zollicoffer scrolls through original recipes worthy of Food & Wine magazine: charred watermelon with pistachio, feta cheese and vinaigrette; charcuterie board with homemade crackers, bacon, salami and pickled pineapple; gumbo-inspired shrimp croquettes with creamy grits and andouille sausage purée. The north Omaha native created them all. “I go back to what I loved

By |2019-08-12T08:40:20-05:00August 12th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on An aspiring chef finds a door into the kitchen, excels in 15-week culinary training program

BCBSNE’s award-winning customer service department starts with training, support

It takes a unique skillset to work in customer service in the health care industry. Lisa Rock, a customer service manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), knows. “We’re helping people with their health care and their finances,” Rock said. “Those are two incredibly important, sensitive things for our members.” BCBSNE helps

By |2019-07-12T11:04:10-05:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE’s award-winning customer service department starts with training, support

Salvation Army volunteer reflects on flood relief, her “little part” in filling a huge need

For Omahan Stacey Quandahl, it was about rising to the occasion in the wake of last spring’s catastrophic flooding in eastern Nebraska and western Iowa. A grandmother of three, she was among thousands of residents who stepped up to help with the relief effort. “I was moved to volunteer because I knew there was such

By |2019-07-01T09:15:50-05:00July 1st, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Salvation Army volunteer reflects on flood relief, her “little part” in filling a huge need

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

Jessie had it all. Then the whisky took over. Without Heart Ministry Center, who knows where she’d be

It’s just before noon on a Monday, and the waiting area at Heart Ministry Center has grown crowded with people needing basic necessities: toothbrushes and toothpaste, deodorant, diapers ... They’ll also receive plenty of kindness and understanding from intake specialist Carlin “Jessie” Green. “Being hospitable and compassionate – just caring about people – is extremely

By |2019-05-28T09:38:06-05:00May 28th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Stories|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Jessie had it all. Then the whisky took over. Without Heart Ministry Center, who knows where she’d be

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

Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24

HDR will join Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in celebrating National Walk at Lunch (NW@L) Day at Aksarben Villiage's Stinson Park from 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 24. “We are very excited to have HDR join us this year,” said Kathy Nellor, BCBSNE’s manager of Wellness Services. “We are

By |2019-08-07T09:47:00-05:00April 22nd, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Aksarben businesses walk towards better health on Wednesday, April 24