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.
Depending on your income level, you may have to pay a premium for coverage. Please see this state's program information for details.
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)|
Your Next StepsThe following information will lead you to the next steps to apply for this program.
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