State/Federally Funded Programs

The following low-cost insurance programs are available to uninsured children and adults who qualify.

Click on each program's name to obtain more information about eligibility and registration. Also, ask insurance carriers in your county if they offer low-cost coverage for young adults.

    Nebraska Medicaid
    The Nebraska Medicaid Program pays for covered medical services for persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements. Eligible groups include elderly, blind, and disabled individuals and low-income pregnant women, children, and parents. 

    Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
    CHIP is an expansion of Medicaid as health care coverage for qualified children who are without other health insurance and who do not qualify for Medicaid. Federally called the Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP), it provides the same services covered under Medicaid.

    Heritage Health
    A health care delivery system that combines Nebraska’s physical health, behavioral health, and pharmacy programs into a single comprehensive and coordinated system for Nebraska’s Medicaid and CHIP clients. 

    Our Medicare section offers comprehensive, official information provided by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. The official government handbook, 'Medicare & You 2018,' includes sections on Medicare coverage choices, choosing a prescription plan, financial assistance, your Medicare rights, and more.

    View, download or print 'Medicare & You' in PDF format.

    For more information about the Medicare Advantage Plans, other Medicare Health Plans, or Medicare Prescription Drug Plans available in your area, visit on the Web or call (800) MEDICARE (800-633-4227). TTY users should call (877) 486-2048.

    Learn more about private insurance enrollment for Medicare D.

    SHIP is a free health benefits counseling service for Medicare beneficiaries and their families or caregivers. SHIPs mission is to educate, advocate, counsel and empower people to make informed healthcare benefit decisions. SHIP is an independent program funded by Federal agencies and is not affiliated with the insurance industry.

    In Nebraska, the program is known as the Nebraska Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP). For more information, please click here or call (800) 234-7119.