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Are You Familiar With Nebraska Medicaid?
It's important to ensure that everyone has access to the care they need, regardless of their financial situation. Nebraska Medicaid is a state-run program that aims to provide health care benefits, long-term care services, and support to low-income individuals and families in the state. This program even includes the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), which covers kids from families who don't qualify for Medicaid but can't afford private insurance.
And the recent Medicaid expansion in Nebraska means that even more adults aged 19-64 who meet the eligibility criteria can benefit from this program. At Health & Life Insurance Pros, we want to make sure that everyone has access to the care they need to live happy and healthy lives.
Who is Eligible?
To determine whether you or a family member are eligible for Medicaid, you must meet certain criteria, such as living in Nebraska and satisfying the income and resource guidelines. The program is open to several groups of individuals, including:
minors under 18
adults 19-64 under Medicaid expansion
seniors aged 65 or older
people with disabilities
parents or caretakers
former foster care youth
To verify your eligibility, visit ACCESSNebraska online or call their customer service team at 855-632-7633 during business hours from Monday to Friday.
Will Medicaid's "unwinding" of continuous coverage affect me?The "unwinding" of Medicaid's continuous coverage has raised concerns among millions of people, including those who are still eligible for Medicaid, as it may result in the loss of coverage or gaps in coverage. This poses several challenges for enrollees, such as confusion around renewal procedures, difficulty transitioning to other coverage, and dealing with the loss of coverage, which may lead to a gap and require them to reapply for Medicaid. Those who haven't updated their contact information may not receive notice of renewal, and renewal forms may be confusing, with unclear action steps. Additionally, not all states permit online or phone renewals. Enrollees who are no longer eligible for Medicaid may not be aware of their options to obtain coverage through the Affordable Care Act marketplace or how to enroll. Contact us today at (402) 204-8248 to discuss your Medicaid renewal strategy!
How do I apply for Medicaid in Nebraska?To enroll for Medicaid in Nebraska, you can submit an application online or by phone at any time of the year. If you're under 65 and don't have Medicare, you can enroll online at HealthCare.gov or connect with one of our agents at (402) 204-8248. Enrollment is also available through ACCESSNebraska and their Do I Qualify screening tool can help determine your eligibility for other public programs. If you're 65 or older or have Medicare, you can apply online or by calling (855) 632-7633.
What exactly does NE Medicaid cover?Nebraska Medicaid provides comprehensive coverage for medically necessary services, including ambulance travel, chiropractic services, dental care, durable medical equipment and supplies, family planning, early and periodic screening, hearing aids, home health services, hospice, hospital services, intermediate care facilities for persons with intellectual disabilities, institutes for mental disease, lab tests and X-rays, mental health and substance abuse services, non-emergency medical transportation, nursing facility services, physician services (with some exclusions), personal assistance for disabled persons, podiatry, prescription drugs and some over-the-counter medicines, screening services, therapy, and vision services. However, there may be limitations on these services, and coverage is subject to change each year.
What's Nebraska Medicaid eligibility and income criteria for 2023?The eligibility criteria for Nebraska Medicaid in 2023 is primarily determined by household income and family size, and certain resources are not counted towards income. This includes a home, one vehicle, business-related property, and certain burial funds. The first $4,000 in resources ($6,000 for couples and additional $25 per family member) are also excluded. Children under 18 are not subject to income analysis. To qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that falls below these amounts:
Ready to Apply?
Applying for coverage is easy and can be done at any time through ACCESSNebraska's website.
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***HealthCare.gov Disclaimer: This website may not display all data on Qualified Health Plans being offered in your state through the Marketplace website or the Federal Medicare program. This is not a complete listing of plans available in your service area. To see all available data on Qualified Health Plan options in your state, visit your state Marketplace website, go to the Health Insurance Marketplace website at https://www.healthcare.gov or consult https://www.medicare.gov.