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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska supports school districts across the state.

Throughout 2021, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) continued its longstanding tradition of supporting Nebraska educators through several philanthropic efforts, including: Adopt-a-school During the summer, BCBSNE employees purchased school supplies for the company’s adopt-a-school partner, Conestoga Elementary School. BCBSNE was able to supply 390 students with notebooks, folders, pencils and more to prepare

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer $0 Cost Share for Insulin

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members with diabetes who are covered under a fully insured employer group health plan will be able to obtain preferred insulin listed on the company's formulary list, at no cost to them starting Jan. 1, 2022. The financial burden of diabetes is substantial. According to the CDC,

By |2022-01-11T08:57:26-06:00January 11th, 2022|Categories: News Releases|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska to offer $0 Cost Share for Insulin

Turning 26 is more important than you may realize

Of all the milestone birthdays in life, you may not think much about turning 26 … but you should. At age 26, you will more than likely need to go off your parents’ health insurance plan. Turning 26 is a qualifying life event that impacts your eligibility to enroll in a health plan. What is

BCBSNE earns three PRSA Nebraska Paper Anvil Awards

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) was honored with three awards in December at the virtual 2021 Nebraska Public Relations Society of America (PRSA) Paper Anvil Awards program. The Paper Anvil Awards are an annual contest that acknowledges companies for exemplary work in public relations and communication efforts. BCBSNE accepted the following awards:

By |2021-12-21T15:50:14-06:00December 22nd, 2021|Categories: Team Blue|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE earns three PRSA Nebraska Paper Anvil Awards

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4- and 4.5 star ratings

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) has awarded the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Access PPO Medicare Advantage plan a 4-star rating and assigned the company’s Core HMO Medicare Advantage plan a 4.5-star rating for 2022. Medicare Star Ratings are issued by CMS annually and rate health plans on a scale

By |2021-11-18T16:27:42-06:00November 18th, 2021|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Medicare Advantage plans achieve 4- and 4.5 star ratings

The importance of flu vaccinations this school year

As Nebraska moves into colder temperatures and flu season, now is the time to prioritize your annual flu shot. Especially as more students return to in-person learning, vaccination is more important than ever. The classroom environment presents a higher risk for infection and overall greater opportunities for viral transmission to the community. “Vaccination continues to

By |2021-10-25T10:46:55-05:00October 28th, 2021|Categories: Community Engagement, Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on The importance of flu vaccinations this school year

Wise & Well: Julie Klein’s health and wellness journey

“I do my best to be active at least once a day. I get up early to squeeze in a walk with my dog, a quick run around the neighborhood or strength training before starting work,” said Julie Klein, strategic account executive at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE). What started as a lifestyle

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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 |2021-10-01T10:59:26-05:00September 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 |2021-10-01T11:36:59-05:00September 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

Special Investigations Unit saves approximately $2.5 million in 2020

Health care fraud, waste and abuse (FWA) is not a victimless crime; it affects individuals and businesses alike. The National Healthcare Anti-Fraud Association (NHCAA) estimates that 3-10% of the money spent on health care is lost to FWA, equating to an estimated $30-$140 billion in losses each year. How FWA occurs Health care FWA can

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