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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 |2019-10-30T10:24:28-06:00October 30th, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Snowbirds have unique Medicare options to consider

Original Medicare and beyond: Evaluating your needs and whether a switch is in order

Nobody turns 65 and automatically becomes an expert on the intricacies of Medicare. Navigating the system can be overwhelming, especially this time of year, during the annual open enrollment period. From now until Dec. 7, those already in a Medicare plan can: • Switch between Original Medicare, which includes Medicare Part A (hospital coverage) and

By |2019-10-21T09:00:26-06:00October 21st, 2019|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Original Medicare and beyond: Evaluating your needs and whether a switch is in order

Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Jennifer Cintani didn’t want to work just anywhere. After taking time off from her career to spend time with her family, getting back into the workforce meant finding a higher calling. Jennifer has found that calling as director of Government Programs Compliance and Medicare Advantage Compliance Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

By |2019-10-18T15:06:05-06:00October 14th, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Returning to work, Jennifer Cintani wanted more than a job

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has expanded Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 additional counties in Nebraska. “This expansion allows us to reach even more Nebraskans with a full portfolio of health insurance options for individuals who are Medicare eligible,” Tom Gilsdorf, director, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska said. The new

By |2019-11-05T15:07:30-06:00October 10th, 2019|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska expands Medicare Advantage coverage to 11 new counties

Medicare seminar strives to clarify insurance options

When Mike and Lori Gordon sat down at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s (BCBSNE) recent Medicare seminar for employees and their family members, they weren’t there for themselves. With another decade in the workforce, Lori - a BCBSNE technical analyst- wanted to know more about Medicare options for Mike’s father. “This is my

By |2019-10-04T08:20:40-06:00October 4th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Medicare seminar strives to clarify insurance options

Ready for Medicare open enrollment? Here’s how to make sure you’re in the right plan

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

By |2019-09-19T09:42:59-06:00September 19th, 2019|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Ready for Medicare open enrollment? Here’s how to make sure you’re in the right plan

Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

They came to the meeting with a great deal of uncertainty, admitting they didn’t know much about their post-retirement health insurance options. Patricia and Marcus Rasmussen will both turn 65 this year and came to the Medicare meeting hosted by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) to get advice and answers. “We’re confused

By |2019-08-26T11:27:45-06:00May 3rd, 2019|Categories: Our Take, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare meetings clear confusion for “almost” retirees

Medicare coverage options are plentiful but enrollment choices generate lots of FAQs

Navigating Medicare can be overwhelming. Especially this time of year, during the annual open enrollment period. If you’re considering a Medicare plan, you probably have a lot of questions. I’ve worked with Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Medicare plans for several years. Here are some frequently asked questions. Q: What should I know

By |2019-08-21T14:52:26-06:00November 19th, 2018|Categories: Articles, Insurance 101|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare coverage options are plentiful but enrollment choices generate lots of FAQs

Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

There are nearly 44 million unpaid caregivers to loved ones in the United States, and 72 percent are taking care of a family member age 50 or older. If you are a caregiver to someone who is Medicare eligible, here's a guide to assessing plan options and advocating on their behalf, especially during the Annual

By |2018-11-12T08:50:33-06:00November 12th, 2018|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Here’s what you need to know if you’re a caregiver to someone who’s Medicare eligible

Medicare Advantage plans available in nine additional counties

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska Medicare Advantage plans will be available in nine additional eastern Nebraska counties in 2019, bringing the total to 15. “This expansion provides more choices from a local, experienced health insurance carrier,” said Tom Gilsdorf, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska’s Director of Medicare.  “When you have options

By |2018-09-27T09:23:41-06:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Medicare Advantage plans available in nine additional counties