Cost Saving Move to Aksarben Village

We moved to our current corporate headquarters in Omaha’s Aksarben Village, just blocks away from our former headquarters at 72nd Street and Mercy Road, in January 2011. In the best interest of our members, we realized it was no longer cost-efficient to own and maintain three separate buildings on our former campus, so we decided to lease the facility designed by Leo A. Daly Co. 

The move to a leased facility offered several advantages:
  • A minimum cost savings of $2 million a year
  • Frees capital to enhance member services
  • Increases operational efficiency
  • Supports our goal of reducing costs

The 10-story BlueCross Center is situated on a 10.3-acre site, is an LEED® Silver certified facility and has office space to accommodate 1,200+ employees. LEED-certified buildings are resource efficient. They use less water and energy and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. As an added bonus, they save money.

There are 11 training rooms, all located on one level. Conference rooms equipped with the latest technology are situated throughout the facility, along with collaboration spaces. The project also included a 1,195-stall, three-level parking garage, and surface parking for 396 cars that we offer as free parking after 4:00 p.m. weekdays and all weekend.

We look forward to serving you from this location for many years to come.

HEALTH INSURANCE TERMS


COINSURANCE

The percentage of the bill you pay after your deductible has been met.

COPAY

A fixed amount you pay when you get a covered health service.

Tiered benefit plan

A health care plan featuring multiple levels of benefits based on the network status of a particular provider. 

DEDUCTIBLE

The annual amount you pay for covered health services before your insurance begins to pay.

emergency care services

Any covered services received in a hospital emergency room setting.

SUBSTANCE ABUSE DISORDER SERVICES

Includes behavioral health treatment, counseling, and psychotherapy


in-network provider

A provider contracted by your insurance company to accept an agreed upon payment for covered services. 

OUT-OF-network provider

A term for providers that aren’t contracting with your insurance company. (Your out-of-pocket costs will tend to be more expensive if you go to an out-of-network provider.)

out-of-pocket

Your expenses for medical care that aren’t reimbursed by insurance, including deductibles, coinsurance and co-payments.

penalty

If you can afford health insurance, but choose not to buy it, you must have a health coverage exemption or pay a tax penalty on your federal income tax return.

premium

The amount you pay to your health insurance company each month. 


Preventive services

Health care services that focus on the prevention of disease and health maintenance.

rehab SERVICES

Services and devices to help you recover if you are injured or have surgery. This includes physical, occupational and speech therapy.

special enrollment period

The time after the Open Enrollment Period when you can still purchase health insurance only if you have a qualifying life event (losing other health coverage, having a baby, getting married, moving).

specialist

A physician who has a majority of his or her practice in fields other than internal or general medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, pediatrics or family practice.