Health insurance in Nebraska
Nebraska’s health marketplace
Nebraska uses the federally facilitated health insurance exchange, but with a marketplace plan management model, which means the state oversees various aspects of the plans available for sale in the exchange.
Open enrollment for 2020 health plans has ended, although Nebraska residents with qualifying events can still enroll or make changes to their coverage for 2020. The next open enrollment period, for plans effective in 2021, will begin November 1, 2020.
Medica is no longer the only insurer offering coverage through the Nebraska exchange. Bright Health joined the exchange statewide for 2020. Medica had proposed an average rate decrease of 5.3 percent for 2020, but later revised it to a 6.9 percent average decrease.
Medicaid expansion in Nebraska
Voters in Nebraska approved a Medicaid