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How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

Community support has always been an important part of Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) culture. When Nebraska’s community needs shifted rapidly in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19), BCBSNE shifted the focus of its support in response. The company has re-aligned its community engagement efforts to help those impacted by the pandemic.

By |2020-06-04T16:51:18-05:00June 5th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on How BCBSNE is providing community support during the pandemic

BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is extending the waiver of member cost shares for in-network coronavirus (COVID-19) testing and inpatient/outpatient treatment, including telehealth, through Sept. 30, 2020. During the pandemic, the company has seen a significant increase in telehealth usage. BCBSNE began waiving member cost shares for telehealth in early March. “In

By |2020-06-01T09:28:36-05:00June 1st, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE extends waiver of member cost shares for COVID-19 testing and treatment, including telehealth

Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

In times of trial, the Omaha community pulls together — sometimes one stitch at a time. To help prevent the spread of the coronavirus and protect the vulnerable, Metro Omaha Medical Society (MOMS) has rallied an effort to sew up to 45,000 cloth masks and distribute them to families who may not be able to

By |2020-05-28T16:01:51-05:00May 29th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Wanted: Sewers for Metro Omaha Medical Society’s massive mask-making effort

Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

It’s yet another frustrating consequence of the coronavirus. During a time when we need the immunity-boosting, stress-reducing, weight-controlling benefits of exercise more than ever, it’s tougher than ever to stay active. Fitness centers, from local gyms to YMCA branches, remain closed, which has some people taking quarantine sitting down — in front of the TV.

By |2020-05-11T11:29:58-05:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Don’t take quarantine sitting down: How to stay fit during the pandemic

Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic

Open Door Mission (ODM) is serving through the current health crisis, mobilizing to care for the less fortunate – the homeless and the hungry – by doing more than ever. Currently, with the campus at 2828 E. 23rd St. closed to community partners and almost all volunteers, 70 full-time staff members are carrying most of

By |2020-05-04T09:12:08-05:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Open Door Mission reacts to record demand for food, shelter, health services amid pandemic

Join BCBSNE in thanking heroes on the pandemic frontlines

Across the state, essential workers and volunteers are stepping up to take care of our communities. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) wants your help recognizing those making a difference. We invite you to join us in thanking the #TrueBlueHeroes on the frontlines of the pandemic. To participate: 1. Create a sign thanking

By |2020-04-20T11:34:49-05:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Join BCBSNE in thanking heroes on the pandemic frontlines

BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently donated $20,000 to the Open Door Mission. The donation will support the nonprofit in providing shelter and care for men, women and children experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic, said Candace Gregory, Open Door Mission president and CEO. “The well-being of our entire community is our

By |2020-04-07T14:51:15-05:00April 8th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE donates $20,000 to Open Door Mission

BCBSNE expands telehealth benefit in response to coronavirus pandemic

Here’s the dilemma: you’re pretty sure you have an ear infection. You’re experiencing pain and nausea – but you’re concerned about going to the doctor’s office. You take social distancing seriously and don’t want to expose yourself to others who are sick, possibly with COVID-19. Enter an at-home alternative: the anytime convenience of telehealth. What

By |2020-04-06T11:12:58-05:00April 7th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE expands telehealth benefit in response to coronavirus pandemic

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska waives member cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is waiving member cost-sharing for in-network treatment of COVID-19 from March 1, 2020 through June 30, 2020. This means that members with medical plan coverage will pay nothing for in-network testing and treatment administered at a doctor’s office, urgent care facility and emergency room, as well as

By |2020-04-03T14:30:07-05:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska waives member cost-sharing for COVID-19 treatment

Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams: Stay safe online, on the phone and at home

During a pandemic, criminals look to make a profit by using fear to their advantage. Keep your personal information safe and avoid paying for a bogus COVID-19 test or treatment by using the following safety tips. Click with caution You’ve heard of fishing, but have you heard of phishing? While the first activity is enjoyed

By |2020-03-26T09:01:11-05:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: Security, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Be on the lookout for COVID-19 scams: Stay safe online, on the phone and at home