Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) has been dutifully serving the state for almost three-quarters of a century. It has long been the state’s largest health insurance provider with main offices in Omaha and Lincoln and now extends benefits to over 700,000 members. The company has a wide variety of health and wellness plans for individuals, employer groups, and small businesses.
The Blue Cross brand originated in 1929 at Baylor University with a plan offering teachers three weeks of hospital care for $6 per year. As the company grew, it began offering coverage to other employee groups in Dallas and later expanded to national coverage. The Blue Shield brand was developed at the start of last century with lumber and mining employers in the Pacific Northwest paying a monthly fee to a designated group of physicians.Blue Shield and the Blue Cross Associationmerged in 1982 to become the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.
Founded in 1939, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has grown to cover the entire state, totaling 700,000 members. Employing 1200, the company’s network includes all non-government hospitals and 94-percent of all the state’s doctors. Over the years the company has earned many awards and recognitions but its mission remains the same: focusing on what is best for policyholders, employees, and the Nebraska community at large.
Today, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska prides itself on providing singular service along with affordable plans. Overall, its members can choose from over 93-percent of the state’s physicians and as well as every Nebraska hospital. Blue Cross Blue Shield of Nebraska has an excellent variety of benefits and finance plans tailored to the specific needs of its members. By working tirelessly to meet and exceed their level of commitment, they constantly improve the health of the local areas they service.