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What you need to know

What you need to know

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Apply for Medicaid Online at ACCESSNebraska.NE.gov


Update to Medicaid Expansion Program

On June 1, 2021, DHHS announced it is no longer planning to implement the Herit​age Health Adult Demonstration program. As a result, everyone who is eligible for Medicaid through expansion will automatically receive equal benefits, including dental, vision, and over-the-counter medications, effective October 1, 2021. 

There will be no change to who can become Medicaid eligible with this change.​ People​ who currently have Heritage Health Adult Medicaid coverage will not need a new Medicaid card. 

For more details, see DHHS's press release. ​


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    Helpful Links - Updated October 1, 2021

    The notice below is being mailed starting September 1, 2021, to everyone eligible for Medicaid through e​xpansion to explain the upcoming changes to the expansion program effective October 1, 2021.




    Background

    Medicaid coverage is available for Nebraskans age 19-64 who earn up to 138% of the federal poverty level (about $17,000 a year for a single person). People with Medicare can qualify for Medicaid in various ways, but not through Heritage Health Adult. ​

    Coverage includes services like doctor's office visits, hospital visits, and prescription drugs. After October 1, 2021, everyone eligible in Heritage Health Adult will also qualify for dental, vision, and over-the-counter drug coverage. 

    Resources

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    Below are resources that cover the basics of Nebraska's Medicaid expansion. 

    All items above and more are included together in the toolkit below:

    Basic and Prime Benefits

    Prior to October 1, 2021, Medicaid expansion covers Basic and Prime benefits​. For more information on these benefits, and who qualifies for each, visit the Basic and Prime Benefits page. After October 1, 2021, all individuals eligible under Heritage Health Adult will automatically receive equal benefits, including medical, behavioral health, dental, drug, and vision​.


    For copies of previously published items on this page, please contact Medicaid atDHHS.MedicaidExpansionQuestions@Nebraska.gov.