Blueprint Health

What is Blueprint Health?

Blue Cross and Shield of Nebraska has teamed with CHI Health and other providers to bring you Blueprint Health. This offering is for your group if you are headquartered 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.

Blueprint Health will be available for groups of 51+ employees starting Jan. 1, 2018. This regional network, anchored by CHI Health and their affiliated physicians, is an exciting new option for employers in the Omaha, Lincoln, Grand Island and Kearney areas. Is Blueprint Health a good fit for your employees?

Blueprint Health provides access to:

  • Regional hospitals and clinics
  • Quick care locations
  • Primary and specialty care providers
  • Regional heart, cancer and trauma centers
  • Children’s care
  • Behavioral health network


Some of the key hospitals and health care providers include*:

  • Alegent Creighton Health Services
  • Boys Town National Research Hospital -- Downtown and Pacific Street
  • CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center – Bergan Mercy
  • CHI Health Good Samaritan
  • CHI Health Immanuel
  • CHI Health Lakeside
  • CHI Health Mercy Council Bluffs
  • CHI Health Midlands
  • CHI Health Nebraska Heart
  • CHI Health Plainview
  • CHI Health Richard Young
  • CHI Health Schuyler
  • CHI Health St. Elizabeth
  • CHI Health St. Francis
  • CHI Health St. Mary’s
  • Children’s Hospital and Medical Center
  • Lasting Hope Recovery Center
  • Lincoln Surgical Hospital
  • Nebraska Spine Hospital LLC
  • SecureCare (chiropractors)
  • Affiliated physicians and clinics

*The provider list on this page is not complete and is subject to change without notice. To view the most recent list, visit

Your employees may use the Blueprint Health network if your employer group is headquartered in:

  • ZIP codes 680, 681, 683, 684 and 685
  • or Adams, Buffalo, Hall, Kearney or Phelps counties


Is Blueprint Health a good fit for your employees?

As you decide which provider network to choose for your company’s health care plan, ask yourself these five questions to help you determine if it would be a good fit for your employee base:

  1. Where is your employer group headquartered?
  2. Is statewide access to in-network providers important to you? What providers are employees already using?
  3. How willing would your employees be to switching their doctors in exchange for lower costs?
  4. How does the network treat out-of-network care? How are benefits handled when my employees are traveling, or live outside the network?
  5. Adding it all up: What is the bottom line impact on my company of my choice of provider network?


With Blueprint Health, your employees also get:

  1. 100% preventive care coverage
  2. Access to health and wellness programs
  3. Online tools to find doctors and estimate cost information for common procedures
  4. Ability to manage their health in one online tool – myNebraskaBlue – track claims, deductible and other out-of-pocket costs, as well as securely message our Member Services department


Available in Q4 2017: In-network doctors, hospitals and facilities will be listed on our Find a Doctor tool.


Get Started

>Get a quote from BCBSNE or find an insurance agent/broker.



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.