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5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

The health care landscape is continuously changing and growing. Staying informed of emerging trends can help businesses provide the right benefits and keep employees healthier. When businesses have an understanding of the local health care landscape, they are able to make informed decisions for their employees. Here are five health care benefit trends identified by

By |2019-04-24T09:18:57-05:00April 26th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Our Take|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on 5 health care trends businesses can use to add value to group plans, lower costs in long run

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

What will public health look like in the future?

Public health must be involved in innovative and creative strategies to prevent disease and change the conditions that lead to health issues (social determinants) in communities. Those are the observations of Michael Frazer, PhD and executive director of the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO). Frazer was the keynote speaker at a recent

By |2019-04-08T14:26:48-05:00April 8th, 2019|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on What will public health look like in the future?

Geriatric massage ‘takes my cares away’ and relieves chronic aches and pains, patients say

In a darkened room, with music quietly playing and the hint of flowers in the air, 81-year-old Ronna Graskowiak can finally relax. “This takes my cares away,” Ronna says. Ronna is a caregiver to her 90-year-old husband, who is losing his memory. She’s in good hands with certified geriatric massage therapist Nicole Joy at Think

By |2018-10-16T09:48:52-05:00October 16th, 2018|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Geriatric massage ‘takes my cares away’ and relieves chronic aches and pains, patients say