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Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)


What is Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?

In Nebraska, 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.


Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) is administered by Nebraska.

Program Requirements

Qualification Requirements Last Updated on 2025-03-01

To be eligible for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Nebraska and meet all of the following:

  • 18 years of age and under; and
  • A U.S. Citizen, National, or a Non-Citizen legally admitted into the U.S, and
  • Uninsured (and ineligible for Medicaid).

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:

Annual Household Income Limits (before taxes)
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $32,078
2 $43,538
3 $54,997
4 $66,456
5 $77,916
6 $89,375
7 $100,835
8 $112,294

*For households with more than eight people, add $11,459 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.

Application Details

What is the application process for Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)?

To apply online for Nebraska CHIP and all other benefit programs administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services please fill out an application using ACCESSNebraska.

Or you may call 1-855-632-7633 Monday thru Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm (CST)
In Lincoln 402-473-7000

In Omaha 402-595-1178

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How to Apply

Children's Health Insurance

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