Nebraska Medicaid Program

Medicaid Eligibility

 
How do I apply?
 
To apply for Nebraska Medicaid you may either fill out an application online by visiting ACCESSNebraska.ne.gov or you may call one of the numbers listed below and request a paper application that you may submit by mail.

AccessNebraska - Click here to pre-screen and apply for benefits online
Medical Eligibility
Customer Service Contact:
Call (855) 632-7633
In Lincoln (402) 473-7000
In Omaha (402) 595-1178
8:00 am - 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday
Depending on an applicant’s income and family size, he or she may qualify for health coverage through a state’s Medicaid program or through other insurance affordability programs such as Qualified Health Plans or Advanced Premium Tax Credits. Individuals may fill out an application through the Marketplace to learn more about their health care options.
 
 
What is the Affordable Care Act?
 
The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is a federal law passed in 2010. The ACA requires most U.S. citizens and legal residents to have health care coverage by January 1, 2014.
 
To learn more about your health care coverage options through the federal Marketplace, visit Healthcare.gov or call 1-800-318-2596 (TTY: 1-855-889-4325). You may complete an application through the Marketplace to apply for Medicaid, a Qualified Health Plan, or Advanced Premium Tax Credits.
 
Individuals who choose not to enroll in a health plan may have to pay a tax penalty. Visit Healthcare.gov for more information. 
 
Subscribe to this page to receive automated emails about Medicaid eligibility changes as new information is posted.
 
 

GO TO ACCESSNebraska to:

  • Select a self screening to determine the programs for which you may want to apply;  AccessNebraska - Click here to pre-screen and apply for benefits online

  • Complete an online application that you can complete and submit electronically;

  • Print a paper application that you can complete and mail.


For information on the Senior Care Options Program, click here Senior Care Options Program.

 


 

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