On June 1, 2021, DHHS announced it is no longer planning to implement the Heritage 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.
The notice below is being mailed starting September 1, 2021, to everyone eligible for Medicaid through expansion to explain the upcoming changes to the expansion program effective October 1, 2021.
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.
Below are resources that cover the basics of Nebraska's Medicaid expansion.
All items above and more are included together in the toolkit below:
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.