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Weight Watchers @ Work offered at BCBSNE

Another session of Weight Watchers @ Work (WW) is underway at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), and it’s a good one. Michelle Buechler, a claims lead at BCBSNE, is participating in her second session and is happy to be doing so. Buechler’s first session started in January 2019. “A friend at BCBSNE

By |2019-06-13T16:02:06-05:00June 13th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Weight Watchers @ Work offered at BCBSNE

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

Protect your business from email compromise

The Better Business Bureau Foundation and its partners recently presented a free program to local companies about how to protect themselves from business email compromise (BEC). The event was held in Omaha at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. What is BEC? According to the FBI, BEC is a sophisticated scam targeting businesses that

Seasonal affective disorder: Is it for real?

Have you ever felt extra tired in the winter? We chock it up to the cold and snow. It’s dark when you go to work and it’s dark when you drive home. We know it will get better when spring comes and the days get warmer. To most people, this is just the winter blues,

By |2019-04-10T13:03:48-05:00April 10th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Seasonal affective disorder: Is it for real?

Update for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members affected by flooding or severe winter weather

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members who are affected by the recent flooding or severe winter weather may fill their covered prescriptions early, if necessary, at any in-network pharmacy. To locate an in-network pharmacy, members should call the Member Services number on the back of their member ID card. If the card is

By |2019-03-26T16:26:29-05:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Update for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members affected by flooding or severe winter weather

Tax time is prime time for scammers—Here are some top scams the IRS is seeing

Tax season is prime time for online scams. Cybercriminals are looking to cash in by stealing your identity and getting their hands on your tax refund. In 2018, the Internal Revenue Service noted a 60% increase in bogus email schemes that try to steal money and tax data. The IRS sees so many tax scams

By |2019-03-05T11:43:26-05:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tax time is prime time for scammers—Here are some top scams the IRS is seeing

Planning a spring getaway? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

For many, the thought of spring means it’s time to start planning some warm weather adventures—and of course, there’s an app for that. But, according to a recent study by Experian, 33% of the 15 million Americans who have been victims of identity theft had their devices hacked while traveling. So, while many elements of

By |2019-02-20T08:24:04-05:00February 20th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Planning a spring getaway? Here are some tips to stay cyber secure

Younger Nebraskans receiving knee and hip surgery at stable costs

Younger Nebraskans are now getting knee and hip replacements, but the cost for these procedures remains stable, according to the latest Health of America study from the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Planned or elective inpatient orthopedic surgeries for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members cost $97 million in 2017 and

By |2019-01-23T08:31:07-05:00January 23rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Younger Nebraskans receiving knee and hip surgery at stable costs

The 411 on robocalls

You answer the phone and hear a prerecorded message instead of a live person—that’s a robocall, and depending on the content of the prerecorded message, it could even be illegal. Here’s the key: federal regulations permit robocalls for informational purposes (things like your flight is delayed or school is cancelled), but according to the Federal

By |2019-01-21T10:49:39-05:00January 21st, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on The 411 on robocalls

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Own your online presence

Welcome to the last of our six-part series on getting back to the basics of online security and privacy. This story looks at how to own your online presence. Owning your online presence is all about protecting your privacy—from what you post on social media to your internet browsing habits, to the information that organizations

By |2018-11-26T08:32:43-05:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Own your online presence