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Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Benefits

Program Description

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.

General Program Requirements

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of Nebraska, under 19 years of age or be a primary care giver with a child under the age of 19, not covered by health insurance (including Medicaid), and a U.S. national, citizen, legal alien, or permanent resident.

In order to qualify, you must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
Household Size* Maximum Income Level (Per Year)
1 $24,857
2 $33,505
3 $42,153
4 $50,801
5 $59,448
6 $68,096
7 $76,744
8 $85,392
Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.

Your Next Steps

The following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.

Application Process

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

Program Contact Information

For more information, please visit the CHIP website.