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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

National Children’s Dental Health Month teaches importance of starting good dental habits at a young age

You probably know that teeth are important for chewing and eating. But, do you know they are also important for talking and smiling? That’s what the staff at Smile Station Pediatric Dentistry teaches children throughout the year, but especially in February. Why? Because February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. According to the American Dental

By |2020-02-27T09:35:29-06:00February 27th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on National Children’s Dental Health Month teaches importance of starting good dental habits at a young age

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

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 |2019-03-05T11:43:26-06:00March 5th, 2019|Categories: Security|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Tax time is prime time for scammers—Here are some top scams the IRS is seeing