Blue Cross Providing Information on Insurance

UNDATED - The Affordable Care Act officially goes into effect today, and some of its provisions will impact those who already have private insurance. Tom Gilsdorf with Blue Cross and Blue Shield says his company is informing those with private insurance coverage about some of the changes, such as requirements regarding extended benefits, how premiums are set, and coverage for maternity and pediatric services. Gilsdorf says some younger Nebraskans may see significant increases; but about half of all residents in Nebraska will be eligible for tax credits to offset the costs.