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Your Story: Breast cancer survivor finds right health insurance plan for her needs

Nicole and her husband, Gerard, own two small businesses in Kearney. Their family has always enjoyed great health. For years, they successfully used catastrophic Affordable Care Act (ACA) plans, which have low premiums and high deductibles, from various insurers for their family’s health coverage. But when she got a breast cancer diagnosis in October 2022,

By |2023-11-09T15:56:30-06:00November 9th, 2023|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Breast cancer survivor finds right health insurance plan for her needs

Your Story: Diabetes management program helps Dawn write a new verse

Dawn has found comfort in music all her life. When deciding on her career path, her love of performing and sharing music with others struck a chord. “I didn’t think I was going to be a teacher,” Dawn recalls, “but I found I was really excited to do it. I found a passion in leading

By |2023-08-21T14:30:10-05:00August 28th, 2023|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Diabetes management program helps Dawn write a new verse

Your Story: Innovative program helps Angel manage diabetes and stay true to her roots

Angel’s Type 2 Diabetes diagnosis in 2010 came as something of a surprise. A family history of the disease, combined with the onset of some troubling symptoms, prompted a doctor’s visit and revealed elevated blood sugar levels.  For 10 years, Angel struggled to manage the condition and its effects.  In 2020, Angel started on Virta,

By |2023-07-11T13:41:57-05:00July 10th, 2023|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Innovative program helps Angel manage diabetes and stay true to her roots

Thank you for letting us be part of your story

In the spirit of the holidays, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) thanks its members and community for letting the company be part of their health journeys. “On behalf of everyone on Team Blue, I’d like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the opportunity to be part of our members’ lives – ‘on

By |2021-11-17T16:08:37-06:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Thank you for letting us be part of your story

Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

The crunch of a gravel road and rolling fields spotted with cattle and crops lead visitors to Geri and Bob’s home, nestled between Crete and Pleasant Dale, Nebraska. Here, they built their life together on farmland owned by their family for more than 100 years. Geri and Bob have added their own special touches

By |2021-11-02T13:49:34-05:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Approximately 15,000 children are diagnosed with cancer each year and, though the cause of most cases remains unknown, a community of support from others on the same scary road has proven to be a powerful force for three Nebraska families who shared their experiences with us. Lolo was

By |2023-03-30T11:17:10-05:00September 30th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Coming together to fight pediatric cancer

Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Lolo (Lauren) Hacker was a happy and active 10-year-old when she was diagnosed with pediatric Acute Myelocytic Leukemia (AML) on Dec. 12, 2012. The doctors gave Lolo about a 55% chance of survival. Her mom, LesLee, recalls receiving Lolo’s diagnosis and how their family’s world changed in an instant. “I walked out of my

By |2023-03-30T11:18:27-05:00September 22nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Lolo beat the odds by beating leukemia twice

Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Caysen was not even 3 years old when a devastating leukemia diagnosis meant he would end up spending the next year in and out of the hospital for treatment. Before diagnosis In summer 2018, happy and easygoing Caysen was looking forward to becoming a big brother.  His parents, Kate and Riley, were just weeks

By |2023-03-15T13:34:14-05:00September 15th, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Caysen’s cancer diagnosis came as a shock just weeks before his baby sister’s arrival

Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

2020 promised to be an exciting year for Cami Bergman, Seth Holcomb and their family: A new home in Arcadia, NE; a baby (Kyzer) on the way; and new schools for Keaton (14), Kira (11), Keely (3) and Cami herself, as a special education teacher in the neighboring town of Ansley.   Although the COVID-19 pandemic threw

By |2021-09-10T15:22:07-05:00September 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Keely’s diagnosis changed Cami’s world in an instant

Your Story: Mom reflects on health journey as daughter born preterm approaches 15th birthday

By Mallory Speck, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) marketing specialist – direct to consumer Fifteen years ago, I was 29 weeks pregnant, in the hospital on bed rest and terrified that I would lose a little girl that I had not yet met. I had preeclampsia, a condition

By |2023-06-26T14:26:39-05:00July 29th, 2021|Categories: Topics, Your Story|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Mom reflects on health journey as daughter born preterm approaches 15th birthday