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Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

You’re diagnosed with cancer. Do you hear anything after that word is said? “Your brain shuts down,” said Nan Carmody, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) case management manager. “It’s life changing, effecting everything.” Providing help with life after a diagnosis is what BCBSNE case managers do. Case managers are nurses who advocate

By |2019-04-23T14:59:39-05:00April 23rd, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Life after a diagnosis – case managers advocate for our members

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

Depression diagnosis in Blue Cross members has risen dramatically

Depression diagnosis rates are increasing in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) members – up 18.9 percent since 2014. Young people had the most dramatic rise, a 37.3 percent increase for members ages 15 to 20 and a 40 percent increases for members ages 21 to 30. “The Blue Cross and Blue Shield

By |2018-05-14T14:24:41-05:00May 10th, 2018|Categories: Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Depression diagnosis in Blue Cross members has risen dramatically

How a health plan in Nebraska uses mobile tech to connect with patients

It’s no secret that mobile devices like smartphones and tablets have emerged as a primary and preferred channel for communication. That’s why many health insurance providers are adapting to reflect members’ devotion to all things mobile. In 2015, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) identified just such an opportunity. The goal: to improve

By |2018-02-13T10:24:22-06:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Our Take|Tags: , , |Comments Off on How a health plan in Nebraska uses mobile tech to connect with patients