Select-tier Health Insurance Offers Savings for Large Companies

OMAHA (Aug. 19, 2013) –  SelectBlue, a select-tier health insurance plan from Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) designed to help lower costs, is now available to large employer groups in the Omaha area (100+ employees).

A select-tier plan offers deeper discounts at select hospitals and with specific doctors, while promoting high quality services. When SelectBlue members ch oose a physician or hospital in the select-tier network, they can reduce out-of-pocket medical costs and monthly insurance premiums.

Providers in the select-tier network are: Children’s Hospital & Medical Center, The Nebraska Medical Center, Nebraska Orthopedic Hospital, Bellevue Medical Center, Methodist Hospital, Methodist Women’s Hospital, Jennie Edmundson Hospital (Council Bluffs), Fremont Area Medical Center (coming soon), and SecureCare, and as well as all affiliated physicians.

“Through this collaborative effort, our goal is to help business groups offer cost-savings to their employees while receiving exceptional medical care from these trusted sources,” said Lee Handke, BCBSNE senior vice president of providers and products.

SelectBlue coverage is available in the Omaha metro area, which includes Douglas, Sarpy, Cass, Saunders, Dodge, Washington, Burt and Otoe counties.

SelectBlue is also available for singles and families buying health insurance on their own, as well as small businesses (from two to 99 employees).

Brokers/agents, groups, and individuals interested in these select-tier plans should call (888) 232-0942 or visit www.nebraskablue.com .

For more information, contact Nathan Odgaard, (402) 982-6528.