Life at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska

With a brand that stretches nationwide, chances are you’ve heard of us. What you may not have heard about is the collaborative community found among our work staff. For over 75 years, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) not only offers the best health and wellness solutions people value most for our members, we also have a lot to offer our employees.

For starters, BCBSNE’s campus is located right in the heart of Aksarben Village where many shops and restaurants are within walking distance. As you’re taking a stroll through the area, you can use your company subsidized Fitbit Zip device to record your steps and earn rewards in our platinum award-winning wellness program, which includes:

  • A state-of-the-art, onsite fitness facility available free to BCBSNE employees and open 24/7.  The facility boasts top-of-the-line equipment with personal television screens, group exercise classes, personal training options and locker rooms with showers and free towel service.

  • Programming and resources, including: Health Coaching, Nutrition Counseling, Tobacco Cessation, Stress Management, Maternity Management, Fitness Evaluations, Exercise Prescriptions and an annual Health and Safety Expo.

BCBSNE also offers an onsite cafeteria where breakfast and lunch are offered every day of the business week.

A casual business dress code is expected here on campus, besides Friday when employees have the chance to wear jeans. However, if you see fellow employees wearing blue jeans Wednesday and Thursday, that’s because they have contributed to our Employee Helping Hands Fund and United Way contribution programs offered. The funds taken out of the registered employee’s payroll is sent to these programs to benefit a good cause.



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


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. 


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.


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.)


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


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.


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.


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).


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.