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BCBSNE supports successful WOWT Stuff the Bus back-to-school drive

Because of those who made donations, as well as volunteered in many ways, it was another successful year for Stuff the Bus, WOWT’s annual back-to-school drive to collect school supplies for Omaha-area children in need. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was an event sponsor and provided its parking lot as a drop

July is “Protect Your Head” month

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in the U.S. Each year an estimated 1.5 million Americans endure a TBI. A concussion is one of the most common types of TBIs, and Rusty McKune sees

Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

The number of women experiencing pregnancy and childbirth complications has increased, according to a Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) Health of America study. The study examined 1.8 million pregnancies between 2014 to 2018 among commercially-insured women ages 18 to 44. Key findings include a 16.4% increase in pregnancy complications and a 14.2% increase in childbirth

By |2020-07-24T12:58:14-05:00July 8th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study finds increase in pregnancy, childbirth complications

A pledge to make meaningful change

Today, we, in collaboration with the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association issued the following statement: In recent weeks, we have seen, heard and felt the pain in our own companies and in our communities following the senseless killing of Mr. George Floyd—and too many black men and women before him. We are resolved to answer

By |2020-06-17T08:42:07-05:00June 17th, 2020|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A pledge to make meaningful change

Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise

Eat right and exercise regularly. While most U.S. adults have probably heard these simple instructions for maintaining good health, four out of five do not meet recommended physical activity levels, which can impact their physical and mental well-being, according to a new Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (BCBSA) Health of America study. Conducting the

By |2020-05-27T11:23:59-05:00May 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Health of America study examines benefits of regular exercise

Beware of IRS imposter scams

Tax season is in full swing, and as taxpayers diligently work to get their taxes submitted on time, tax season scammers are diligently working to scam victims out of money. One of the main ways this happens is when scammers pose as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), trying to convince you to give them personal

Surprise billing changes can protect consumers

As many as 15% of patients have received a surprise bill after a hospital stay. We’re working with lawmakers to find solutions and are recommending specific changes that can better protect consumers. Congress is considering two different ways to resolve payment disputes involving surprise bills. Here we take a look at the facts and the

By |2019-08-16T13:43:50-05:00August 28th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Surprise billing changes can protect consumers

You never know when you may need it

Jenny Hemmer recently participated in basic life support training for health care providers who work at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). Hemmer, a nurse case manager, took the class because “as a nurse, I feel like I should always be certified (in basic life support), but you never know when you may

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

Brand name and specialty drug prices continue to rise

Nebraskans are paying more for brand name and specialty drugs along with the rest of the nation, according to the latest Health of America study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Last year in Nebraska, usage of inexpensive generic drugs increased to 85 percent of total prescriptions filled, yet they made up just

By |2018-11-15T08:25:37-06:00November 15th, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Brand name and specialty drug prices continue to rise