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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska offers additional postpartum depression screening to support maternal health

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) recently added additional coverage for postpartum depression screenings to support maternal health.   The expansion impacts all commercial product lines of business and funding types and covers the full cost of the initial postpartum depression screening for up to one year following the birth or loss of

By |2024-01-09T13:54:33-06:00January 9th, 2024|Categories: News Releases, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska offers additional postpartum depression screening to support maternal health

BCBSNE adds to growing list of mental health resources for members

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) introduced a new web page to provide mental health and wellness resources to support members’ well-being. The page includes resources from mental health terminology to emergency response contacts and more.   Improving, educating and helping members with their mental health has been an ongoing project for BCBSNE since

By |2023-06-30T09:25:34-05:00June 30th, 2023|Categories: Insurance 101, Topics|Tags: , |Comments Off on BCBSNE adds to growing list of mental health resources for members

Wise & Well: Justin Rathbone’s mental health journey

Justin Rathbone has been working through his anxiety and depression since he was 16 and found a way to manage the symptoms with medication until the COVID-19 pandemic hit in March of 2020. “It put salt in the wound and made it much more difficult to deal with,” said Rathbone, cloud engineer at Blue Cross

By |2023-05-24T08:46:08-05:00May 22nd, 2023|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Justin Rathbone’s mental health journey

Wise & Well: Jenny Hemmer makes wellness a priority in the face of adversity

As a nurse care manager at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE), Jenny Hemmer helps the company’s members maintain their health through Wellframe, a mobile app. Outside of the office, Hemmer makes wellness a priority for her and her family, too. She’s always been an avid runner and walker, logging 150 minutes of

By |2022-10-26T11:46:15-05:00October 27th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Health and Wellness|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Jenny Hemmer makes wellness a priority in the face of adversity

The power of care at your fingertips

Jillian Ridpath, BCBSNE nurse health coach For as long as she can remember, Jillian Ridpath had a passion for helping others. Her caring nature and ability to connect with people led her to find her true calling as a nurse. As a nurse health coach at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

By |2023-03-30T10:57:03-05:00June 6th, 2022|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on The power of care at your fingertips

Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Throughout the pandemic, Best Care Employee Assistance Program (EAP) has seen nearly a 25% increase in the need for its mental health resources. Best Care EAP works with employers to provide a variety of services to their workers, such as counseling and wellness coaching. The organization’s increased requests for mental health services are largely due

By |2021-09-15T10:41:25-05:00September 16th, 2021|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Five mental health tips to cope with life during the pandemic

Wise & Well: Tammy Talacko’s way of wellness

Most people see their wellness as a checklist to get done throughout the day. Not Tammy Talacko. She sees it as a way of existence. “Being healthy is not a matter simply of getting in a certain number of steps each day and saying your prayers at night,” said Talacko, nurse care manager at Blue

By |2021-01-20T11:19:46-06:00January 21st, 2021|Categories: Team Blue, Topics|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Wise & Well: Tammy Talacko’s way of wellness

Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

Throughout 2020, the world has been dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and its regulations. People have faced the stress of the pandemic through restrictions, the threat of sickness and social isolation. The result? A wide-spread feeling of emotional exhaustion known as COVID-19 or pandemic fatigue, according to AMITA Health. What is pandemic fatigue? COVID-19 fatigue

By |2020-12-10T15:33:04-06:00December 11th, 2020|Categories: Health and Wellness, Topics|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Pandemic fatigue: How to combat stress to stay safe

Telehealth will deliver mental health treatment to rural Nebraska with help of Fearless Grant

Telehealth will deliver mental health and trauma treatment to rural Nebraska families with the help of $22,000 Fearless Grant from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL) mental health and engineering scholars are developing equipment to provide Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) therapy. The therapy uses an eight-phase approach. After a clinician

By |2023-06-07T15:36:19-05:00May 11th, 2018|Categories: Community Engagement, Topics|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Telehealth will deliver mental health treatment to rural Nebraska with help of Fearless Grant