Of all the milestone birthdays in life, you may not think much about turning 26 … but you should. At age 26, you will more than likely need to go off your parents’ health insurance plan. Turning 26 is a qualifying life event that impacts your eligibility to enroll in a health plan. What is
In response to the pandemic and in accordance with President Joe Biden’s executive order, the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) announced a Special Enrollment Period (SEP) for individuals and families to enroll in 2021 health insurance coverage through the Affordable Care Act (ACA) at HealthCare.gov. Here are four things to know: What is
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently earned first place for health insurance in Best of Omaha 2021, an annual contest held by Omaha Magazine. The public determines Best of Omaha winners by casting votes for its favorite local businesses using an online ballot. Categories range from the best food trucks to dance
Purchasing a health insurance plan can feel overwhelming, especially when you’re buying one on your own. Nicole Creamer, director of consumer sales at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), can help by providing answers to five common individual health plan questions. 1. What is an individual health plan? An individual health plan is
The holidays are right around the corner, but before the festivities begin, many employees will tackle the challenges of another season: open enrollment. What is open enrollment? Open enrollment is a set period of time where employees can review and elect benefits, including health insurance, for the following year. Most employers complete open enrollment in
With October on the horizon, it’s time for seniors to prepare for that annual checkup – on their health, as well as existing health insurance plans. “Ask yourself ‘Is my current plan meeting my needs or is there something better out there?’ You want to maximize your coverage and dollars, and make sure you’re in
Deductibles. Copayments. Coverage Gaps. For those new to Medicare, how prescription drugs are covered is important. Yet the language we use can be confusing. This guide provides some important things to know about drug coverage for those on Medicare ahead of the annual election period, Oct. 15 to Dec. 7.