Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Medicare Advantage plans will be available in nine additional eastern Nebraska counties in 2019, bringing the total to 15.

“This expansion provides more choices from a local, experienced health insurance carrier,” said Tom Gilsdorf, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Director of Medicare.  “When you have options like access to dental, hearing and vision coverage and a network of providers, you have more opportunities for quality, affordable health insurance coverage.”

The new counties are:

  • Burt
  • Butler
  • Colfax
  • Cuming
  • Gage
  • Otoe
  • Saline
  • Seward
  • Washington

Plans are now available in Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Lancaster, Sarpy and Saunders.

If you reside within one of these counties you are eligible to enroll in Medicare Advantage coverage.  No referrals are necessary, just check to see if a provider is in your network.

The coverage goes beyond original Medicare with low monthly premiums and gym/fitness center memberships and benefits such as dental, vision, hearing and chiropractic benefits. Additionally one of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s plans includes access to the BlueCard Network, which offers coverage throughout the United States.

The coverage offers 6,200 network providers in more than 13,000 locations.  A full directory can be found at