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Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

The addition of the Bellevue University Learning Advantage (BULA) program to Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) tuition reimbursement benefits places higher education in reach for more employees. BULA, rolled out June 1 in partnership with Bellevue University (BU), builds on the tuition reimbursement opportunities available to eligible part-time and full-time BCBSNE employees.

By |2018-10-17T09:46:58+00:00October 24th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Expanded tuition reimbursement program places higher education in reach

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Fearless Grants awarded to state nonprofits

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has awarded seven Fearless Grants to nonprofits across the state, from Omaha to North Platte.  The grant funds will assist the nonprofits with a number of initiatives, including behavioral health and substance use therapy, supplemental food for seniors, reduced emergency room visits, blood transportation, dental care, brain

By |2018-09-07T15:59:28+00:00September 5th, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Fearless Grants awarded to state nonprofits

Skin cancer rates in BCBSNE members are decreasing, bucking national trend

Skin cancer is diagnosed at a much lower level in Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members than people living in other parts of the country.  From 2014 to 2017, our members had a 0.7 percent rate of diagnosed skin cancer.   Nebraska men have a higher rate of skin cancer than women.  Costs

By |2018-06-01T09:48:12+00:00June 1st, 2018|Categories: Our Take, Stories|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Skin cancer rates in BCBSNE members are decreasing, bucking national trend

Hastings YMCA awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Grant

The Hastings Family YMCA recently received a $5,000 grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) in support of the YMCA’s evidenced based blood pressure monitoring program. “We want to thank BCBSNE for this grant which will help our community learn more about high blood pressure,” said Erika Knott, wellness director, Hastings Family

By |2018-05-03T10:44:30+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Hastings YMCA awarded Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Grant

Wellness at work pays off

We spend a lot of time at work.  If we’re unhappy there, it makes a day seem very long.  It can also impact our health, both physically and mentally. Employers are responding to those concerns:  According to the Society for Human Resource Management’s 2017 Employee Benefits Survey, three out of five employers now offer some

By |2018-02-13T10:06:07+00:00February 13th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Wellness at work pays off

Nebraska doing good job with childhood vaccinations but must remain vigilant

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska members are doing a good job keeping their children’s vaccinations current.  Eighty-five percent received the seven required shots during the first three years of life.  That compares to 80 percent nationwide. The findings come from the latest Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association Health of America study on

By |2018-01-19T13:42:00+00:00January 19th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Nebraska doing good job with childhood vaccinations but must remain vigilant