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What you need to know about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

If you have a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and want to make a change, the MA Open Enrollment Period (OEP) provides you with a window of opportunity to do so. Here’s what you need to know: OEP: The basics MA OEP runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year and gives MA members a

By |2022-01-10T14:46:36-06:00January 13th, 2022|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about the Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period

Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

The crunch of a gravel road and rolling fields spotted with cattle and crops lead visitors to Geri and Bob’s home, nestled between Crete and Pleasant Dale, Nebraska. Here, they built their life together on farmland owned by their family for more than 100 years. Geri and Bob have added their own special touches

By |2021-11-02T13:49:34-05:00November 2nd, 2021|Categories: Stories, Your Story|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Your Story: Geri and Bob’s road to finding the right Medicare plan for their needs

What you need to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment period

The Medicare Annual Enrollment period is here. Now is the time for seniors to consider their health care needs and make decisions on their coverage. Read on to learn what to keep in mind and who can help with the decision making process. When is Medicare Annual Enrollment? The annual enrollment period, also known as

By |2022-01-03T14:37:23-06:00October 15th, 2021|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on What you need to know about the Medicare Annual Enrollment period

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska grows service area and benefits for Medicare Advantage members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) is expanding access to its Medicare Advantage plans to 42 additional counties in the state for 2021, providing Nebraska seniors with affordable and convenient health care benefits. The service area growth brings BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage availability to a total of 68 Nebraska counties. New counties for 2021

By |2020-11-17T12:18:21-06:00November 5th, 2020|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska grows service area and benefits for Medicare Advantage members

BCBSNE, Prime Therapeutics provide free over-the-counter medicines, products to Medicare Advantage members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and their pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) are expanding the over-the-counter (OTC) prepaid card offering for Medicare Advantage members enrolling in coverage that begins Jan. 1, 2021. Members can use the OTC prepaid card to pay for essential items needed to stay safe through COVID-19,

By |2020-11-02T09:21:27-06:00October 29th, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on BCBSNE, Prime Therapeutics provide free over-the-counter medicines, products to Medicare Advantage members

Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: What you need to know

If you have a Medicare Advantage (MA) plan and want to make a change, the MA Open Enrollment Period (OEP) provides you with a window of opportunity to do so. Here’s what you need to know: OEP: The basics MA OEP runs from Jan. 1 to March 31 each year and gives MA members a

By |2020-02-19T16:38:35-06:00February 21st, 2020|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage Open Enrollment Period: What you need to know

Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

Kathleen Mohle was 30 years old when The Temptations released “My Girl” in 1965. Now the classic tune – “I’ve got sunshine on a cloudy day . . ." – serves as workout music for the active 84-year-old, one of 20 seniors in a SilverSneakers class at the Armbrust YMCA. SilverSneakers is a health and

By |2020-01-14T14:27:12-06:00January 15th, 2020|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Seniors move, strengthen and connect in SilverSneakers fitness program

Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties

On a sunny autumn afternoon, the Hastings Public Library meeting room is packed with Nebraskans looking for answers about Medicare. With a sense of urgency - as the Medicare open enrollment period winds down— the crowd peppered questions at representatives from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), including: How do you switch from

By |2019-11-26T09:48:15-06:00December 1st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare seminar provides answers to retirement uncertainties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Prime Therapeutics offer Med Advantage OTC card

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) and their pharmacy benefit manager Prime Therapeutics LLC (Prime) are offering an over-the-counter (OTC) discount card for Medicare Advantage members. BCBSNE’s Medicare Advantage members will receive a quarterly prepaid card by mail, redeemable for at least $25 per quarter. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)

By |2020-01-06T08:40:53-06:00November 25th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Stories|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska and Prime Therapeutics offer Med Advantage OTC card

Snowbirds have unique Medicare options to consider

It’s that time of year—when snowbirds are getting ready to migrate to warmer climates. If you’re one of them – a retiree that flocks south during the winter months - or just considering taking an extended vacation, remember to consider what kind of health insurance coverage you will need. With Original Medicare, a Medicare Supplement

By |2019-10-30T10:24:28-05:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Snowbirds have unique Medicare options to consider