Community groups work to promote health insurance in Nebraska

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Groups in Nebraska are promoting awareness of the state’s health insurance exchange Nebraska’s health insurance exchange is again accepting enrollees, but awareness may still be a problem when it comes to getting people to use the exchange. Last year, informing consumers about the state’s exchange and the services it offers proved to be a difficult task. Apart from the exchange’s technical difficulty, a lack of awareness among consumers meant that the exchange saw lower enrollment numbers than had been expected. This year, community groups are taking a new approach to…

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A shift in health insurance will affect some 96,000 people in Nebraska

Blue Cross announces that coverage will be restored to consumers despite contract dispute with CHI Health Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska has announced some changes to the coverage it provides to some of those that have been affected by a contract dispute with CHI Health. Some CHI Health hospitals have been out of the Blue Cross network since September of this year due to the expiration of an agreement between the two companies. Blue Cross and CHI Health have been unable to form a new contract due to…

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Many Nebraskans are eligible for health insurance subsidies

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Report shows that Nebraskans could be missing out on health insurance subsidies Residents of Nebraska have been slow to enroll in the state’s health insurance exchange due to technical difficulties and uncertainty concerning the options that are available to them. A new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation shows that approximately 239,000 people could find better coverage through the exchange, but only 500 people have enrolled into the exchange thus far. The report shows that many people are eligible for federal subsidies that could offset the cost of health insurance…

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Health insurance initiatives kick off in Nebraska

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Health insurance advocates launch aggressive campaigns in the sate A new health insurance advocacy group has been formed in Nebraska. The group is called “Enroll Nebraska” and its primary goal is to raise awareness of the state’s health insurance exchange. The exchange is set to begin open enrollment on October 1 and thousands of uninsured residents could find the coverage they need through the program. The problem, however, is that many people do not know anything about the state’s exchange and could miss out on the opportunity to attain health…

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Health insurance mismanagement sparks controversy in Nebraska

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Nebraska health insurance program found to be poorly managed Controversy has erupted in Nebraska as state auditor Mike Foley has discovered that millions of dollars in Medicaid-related health insurance payments have been mismanaged by Nebraska officials. The discovery could cause significant problems for the officials that would be implicated in mismanaging these funds, but could also mean trouble for consumers that are relying on the Medicaid program to receive the health insurance coverage that they need. These consumers could be put under financial strain as the issue is expected to…

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Nebraska health insurance market may get new demographic per new legislation

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Nebraska health insurance may see influx of state lawmakers Nebraska lawmakers may soon find themselves purchasing health insurance policies in the same market as their constituents thanks to Legislative Bill 18. Senator Jeremy Nordquist introduced the bill this week in the hopes of changing the way policymakers purchase their health insurance coverage, creating more solidarity with the state’s residents. Currently, Nebraska lawmakers obtain their health insurance coverage from government sources. If the bill passes, the Nebraska health insurance market will change significantly in the near future. If the market is…

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Nebraska health insurance exchange needs 100k enrollees to be sustainable

The Nebraska Insurance Department has issued a new report to state lawmakers concerning the state’s health insurance exchange. Nebraska has been exploring its options on how best to execute the exchange program, hoping to find a way for the program to benefit both consumers and insurance companies. The state has yet to make any definitive action on the program apart from investigating how much it will cost and how it can be made self-sustaining. The new report may cast some doubt on the future of the program. According to the…

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