Health Care Benefits: Nebraska
Federal law and guidance on this subject should be reviewed together with this section.
Authors: Alan L. Rupe and William C. McCartney, Kutak Rock LLP
- Nebraska chose not to establish a state-based Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act. See Health Insurance Marketplaces Under the ACA.
- Same-sex marriage is legal nationwide. See Same-Sex Partner Benefits.
- Small employers in Nebraska (companies with 2-50 employees) are eligible to purchase small group plans under Nebraska's Small Employer Health Insurance Availability Act. See Health Coverage for Small Employers.
- Group health policies in Nebraska must include coverage for alcohol treatment. See Mandatory Alcohol Coverage.
- Group health policies in Nebraska must offer mental health benefits on terms similar to physical health benefits. See Mental Health Parity.
- Group health policies in Nebraska must include dependent coverage. See Dependent Coverage.
- Group health policies in Nebraska that provide coverage for a mastectomy must provide coverage for reconstructive breast surgery. See Reconstructive Breast Surgery.
- Group health policies in Nebraska plans must provide coverage for certain other illnesses, diseases and medical and surgical procedures See Diabetes Coverage and Mammogram Coverage.
- Group health policies in Nebraska must provide coverage for certain specified health providers. See Coverage for Specified Providers.
- Nebraska insurers are prohibited from discriminating against individuals for certain reasons. See Prohibition on Insurer Discrimination.