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BCBSNE offers flexible work options for employees

The pandemic has changed the way millions of people in the United States do their jobs, and after two years of mostly, or entirely remote work, employees and employers alike are re-evaluating how and where work gets done. When the pandemic began, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) transitioned its workforce from its

By |2022-04-21T14:41:36-05:00April 22nd, 2022|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE offers flexible work options for employees

How the new No Surprises Act protects you

It's been a year since Nebraska’s LB997 (Out-of-Network Emergency Medical Care Act) has blocked health care providers in Nebraska from balance billing consumers for medical care received from out-of-network providers or facilities in emergency situations. The protections under that state mandate were expanded when the federal No Surprises Act came into effect on Jan. 1,

Tips for sharing your COVID-19 vaccine experience on social media

Tom Kocanda is an enterprise security education consultant at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. In his role, he helps employees learn how to stay safe online. As COVID-19 vaccines become more readily available, the number of Nebraskans who are getting the highly anticipated arm poke is also quickly increasing. For many, it’s a

Staying safe and secure online this school year

School is back in session, and as we all know, it’s much different than any year before. Schools across the country are adopting various forms of all-digital or blended virtual and in-person classrooms. With this new normal comes an increased use of online learning, which makes it even more important to make sure students don’t

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

Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

Tawny Archer, a provider executive at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), has lost 82 pounds since the beginning of her weight loss journey. It all began when she was pregnant with her now 17-month-old daughter. “When I was pregnant two years ago, I had gestational diabetes really bad where I had to

By |2020-02-27T08:54:53-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tawny Archer’s weight loss journey

Own Your Privacy in 2020

When you get junk mail, do you wonder how the sender got your address? And those unwelcome telemarketers – how did they get your phone number? The data privacy landscape is quickly evolving. Many states in the US have modeled laws after Europe’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR). California’s Consumer Privacy Act went into effect

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 |2020-10-06T16:11:29-05:00November 16th, 2018|Categories: Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Own your online presence

Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

As mentioned in our previous stories about getting back to the basics of online security and privacy, anyone who uses an internet-connected device can make a huge impact on their own cyber security, as well as the security of others. This story looks at ways you can be a good online citizen. Being online today

By |2020-10-06T16:12:11-05:00October 26th, 2018|Categories: Team Blue|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Getting back to the basics of online security and privacy: Be a good online citizen

4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment

With so many variables going into choosing a health insurance plan, it’s no wonder making the right decision can seem daunting. A little confusion is inevitable, but there are ways to make sure your employees have a great open enrollment season. Here are some tips. 1. Help Set Employees’ Frame of Mind It’s important to

By |2021-01-05T15:16:53-06:00October 23rd, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on 4 ways to prepare your employees for open enrollment