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51-150 Employees

Mid-Sized Group Plans

Group Stretch

There’s a BlueFreedom plan that’s the perfect fit for your company of 51-150 employees and we’re here to help you find it. With the right tools, you’ll be building a health benefits package in no time. 

All BlueFreedom options meet the requirements mandated by the Affordable Care Act (ACA). These plans offer the highest level of benefits to members when they obtain services from any physician or hospital designated as in network. Selecting an in-network provider means less out-of-pocket costs than if a member were to see an out-of-network provider.

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Four Types of Enrollment

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska (BCBSNE) offers four types of enrollment for employees of mid-sized businesses:

Single Membership

Single Membership

Covers the employee only.
Employee and Spouse

Employee and Spouse Membership

Covers the employee and his or her spouse.

Employee and Child

Employee and Child(ren)

Covers the employee and his or her eligible dependent children, but does not provide coverage to a spouse.

Family Membership

Family Membership

Covers the employee, spouse and eligible dependent children.

Summary of Benefits and Coverage
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Network Options

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NEtwork BLUE

NEtwork BLUE is our statewide network, made up of 95% of Nebraska’s doctors and 100% of the state’s non-governmental acute care hospitals.*

NEtwork Blue provides access to:

  • Hospitals and clinics across Nebraska
  • Primary and specialty care providers
  • Heart, cancer and trauma centers
  • Children’s care
  • Behavioral health network
* According to BCBSNE statistics.
Premier Select BlueChoice

Our Premier Select BlueChoice network is a regional two-tier network available to groups headquartered in Omaha, Lincoln and surrounding communities (680, 681, 683, 684, and 685 ZIP codes). All other Nebraska providers are out of network.

Some of the key hospitals and health care providers include:

  • Methodist Hospital System
  • Nebraska Medicine
  • Bryan Health
  • Boystown National Research Hospital
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Blueprint Health

Our Blueprint Health network is a regional two-tier network available to groups headquartered in the Omaha, Lincoln and surrounding communities in ZIP codes 680, 681, 683, 684 and 685, as well as Adams, Buffalo, Hall, Kearney and Phelps counties. All other Nebraska providers are out of network.

Some of the key hospitals and health care providers include:

  • CHI Health System
  • Alegent Creighton Health Services
  • Nebraska Spine Hospital LLC
  • Boystown National Research Hospital
  • Children's Hospital and Medical Center
Out-of-State Networks

BCBSNE members have access to a national network called the BlueCardSM Program. If Blue members live or travel outside of Nebraska, they may take their health care benefits with them. The BlueCard Program gives members access to doctors and hospitals almost everywhere within the United States, including both urban and rural areas.

Outside of the United States, members have access to doctors and hospitals around the world through the Blue Cross Blue Shield Global® Core Program.

Member Benefits

BCBSNE gives members access to a variety of resources that can help them better manage their health expenses. With the rising cost of health care, we understand that consumers are looking for ways to save without jeopardizing quality of care.
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Online Tools

Access our online member resource center to find in-network doctors, track medical bills and health care spending. 

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Cost Estimators

Get estimated costs for hospital stays, MRIs, office visits, surgeries, vaccines, X-rays and more.

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Discount Programs

Get exclusive discounts and savings that make it easier and more affordable to make healthy choices with Blue365.

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Prescription Drug Coverage

Prescription drug coverage is available to BCBSNE members through our Rx Nebraska Prescription Drug Program with our pharmacy benefit manager, Prime Therapeutics, Inc.


BCBSNE members will pay less out of pocket on prescriptions filled with in-network pharmacies. Members may also use AllianceRx Walgreens Prime to order up to a 90-day supply of maintenance medications at one time (if allowed by the prescription).

In-Network ($)

  • Baker’s
  • Hy-Vee
  • Kohll’s
  • Sam’s Club
  • Walgreens
  • Walmart

Out-of-Network ($$)

  • CVS (includes Target stores)

This is a partial list of providers. For a complete list visit our Managing Medications page.

Prescription Drug Tiers (Formulary)

Prescription drugs are divided into the following four tiers. The cost for each 30-day supply of a covered prescription drug depends on the tier in which the medication is listed.

Tier 1 - Generic Drugs
Tier 2 - Preferred Brand
Tier 3 - Non-Preferred Brand
Tier 4 - Specialty Drugs
Lowest Cost to Highest Cost
Retail Pharmacies

Members should take their prescription to a participating pharmacy and show the pharmacist their BCBSNE member ID card. The member will pay the applicable copay/deductible/coinsurance amount.

Please note: Whenever appropriate, generic drugs will be used to fill prescriptions.

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If BCBSNE members use AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, they may order a 90-day supply of maintenance medication by paying the applicable copay amount for each 30-day supply.

Prescription Coverage Benefits

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Cost Savings

Members pay less when they choose generic medications from our drug list. Members should talk to their doctor about what is right for them.

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With many in-network pharmacies to choose from, members can fill prescriptions close to home or work.

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Time Savings

Members may have up to a 90-day of maintenance medications supply delivered directly to them through AllianceRx Walgreens Prime.

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Online Resources

Members may search the drug list, find a pharmacy, view their claims and estimate the cost of medications 24/7 by logging in to

Prime Therapeutics LLC is an independent company providing pharmacy benefit management services for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska. Prime Therapeutics has an ownership interest in AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, a central specialty pharmacy and home delivery company.