Access care + coverage
Helping you get access to the care and coverage you need.
Health insurance choices you can afford
NebraskaHealth+ centers can connect you to assistance programs
Important resources and links to access care + coverage
The NebraskaHealth+ centers have Certified Application Counselors on staff that can offer free assistance with your application and also educate you about financial assistance options. We personally work with you to inform you about the best options for your budget, your health and your future.
The Health Insurance Marketplace connects Nebraskans to affordable, quality health insurance plans and provides financial assistance to those who are eligible. www.healthcare.gov
Open Enrollment for the Health Insurance Marketplace is now closed. Open Enrollment runs from November 1st-December 15th. If you are in need of coverage, contact a Certified Application Counselor today to see what plans are right for you!
Starting fall of 2020, Nebraska will expand Medicaid benefits to low-income, able-bodied adults of working age (19-64 years old). You must meet income requirements to apply. Most newly eligible Nebraskans will start with the Basic benefits package which includes doctor visits, emergencies, hospitalization, maternity and newborn, wellness visits and more.
Medicaid provides health services to certain low income persons including those who are aged, blind, disabled, children aged 18 and younger, pregnant women and others.
Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
CHIP extends Medicaid health services to children, age 18 and younger in working families.
Unborn children of pregnant women that are residents of Nebraska and are otherwise ineligible for Medicaid may be covered. Coverage is limited to prenatal care and pregnancy-related services.
Former Foster Care youth
Former Foster Care youth may be eligible for Medicaid through age 26 if they meet the following requirements:
Key services for Health Insurance are:
Eligibility depends on the program, household size and how much money you make (household income)
Requirements could include one of the following:
To apply for Nebraska Medicaid, CHIP, 599 CHIP or Foster Care Medicaid, you may either fill out an application online by visiting ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov or you may call one of our NebraskaHealth+ centers and they can help you through the application process.
Be prepared to bring the listed items to the appointment:
Have questions? Contact one of our health+ centers now for a FREE appointment to see if you qualify for low cost health coverage!
Our NebraskaHealth+ centers can connect you to programs that can help with food, child-care, emergencies and cash to meet your immediate needs.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
SNAP is a nutrition program that helps low income Nebraska families buy food.
Child Care Subsidy
Helps cover the cost of child care for low income families or those parents who cannot take care of their children because of an illness or disability.
Aid to Dependent Children (ADC)
Families with children can receive money, job training, and education opportunities. Money can be used for things like rent, utilities, food and clothing.
Each program is different and eligibility depends on the following things:
Find out what your options for health insurance in Nebraska. You may qualify for the new Heritage Health Adult (Medicaid Expansion, Traditional Medicaid or Health Insurance Marketplace.
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Create an account with HealthCare.gov to apply for and enroll in health insurance for you and your family. Open Enrollment for 2019 is Nov. 1st – Dec. 15th, 2019, with coverage starting January 1st, 2020.
Official Nebraska Government website to determine if you qualify for any programs and submit an application.
Enroll Nebraska is a statewide network of community organizations, enrollment assisters, health care providers and advocacy groups working to promote enrollment in health insurance throughout Nebraska. We help coordinate outreach and enrollment activities by ensuring organizations have the resources they need to help their community members access quality, affordable health insurance. We also help organizations connect and collaborate to maximize their impact.
Income levels that qualify for health coverage savings Tool: https://www.healthcare.gov/lower-costs/
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) gives you an alphabetical and searchable list of word and terms related to health insurance and Health Care Reform.
The Kaiser Family Foundation answers frequently asked questions about Health Care Reform.
This site from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS) gives you information to help you and your loved ones stay healthy.