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Apply for Medicaid Coverage 

Do you need to apply for Medicaid Coverage? There are many ways to apply:

Apply online at iServe:

Call one of the numbers below to apply over the phone or to request a paper application. Phone lines are open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Medicaid Expansion

Nebraska has expanded Medicaid benefits to low-income, able-bodied adults of working age (19-64 years old). You must meet income requirements to qualify. Benefits include doctor services, emergencies, hospitalization, maternity and newborn, dental services, vision services and more.  

Federal Poverty Level 138% FPL
Individuals $14,580 $20,120.40
Family of 2 $19,720 $27,213.60
Family of 3 $24,860 $34,306.80
Family of 4 $30,000 $41,400
Family of 5 $35,140 $48,493.20
Family of 6 $40,280 $55,586.40
Family of 7 $45,420 $62,679.60
Family of 8 $50,560 $69,772.80
Family of 9+ ----------- Add $5,140 for each person


Renew your Medicaid Coverage 

Medicaid is required by the federal government to review each member's eligibility annually. 

If Nebraska Medicaid has all the information needed, they will complete a member's renewal without asking for information.

Starting March 1, 2023, DHHS will begin completing a renewal for each Medicaid member. It will take approximately 12 months to review everyone. The goal is to prevent unnecessary loss of Medicaid coverage.

It is very important that current Medicaid members make sure their contact information is up to date with Nebraska Medicaid. Your contact information must be up to date in order to prevent closure of your benefits.

Examples of contact information changes:

  • Have you moved recently?
  • New email address?
  • Changed phone numbers?
  • Have there been any changes to your household size?
  • New children or other dependents?
  • Has your income changed?

Learn more about Medicaid Member Renewal here

To check and update your contact information go to:

Frequently Asked Questions 

How can people apply for coverage?
  • The iServe Nebraska Portal is a modern, easy-to-use, single online application for Nebraskans to apply for DHHS benefits and services.
  • iServe Nebraska will initially be used by individuals who are newly applying for benefits. ACCESSNebraska will continue to be used by individuals who want to manage existing benefits or update information on existing accounts.
Where can I find help applying?
  • You can call or visit the ACCESSNebraska website, or visit a DHHS local office. Find a local office near you here.
How often do I need to reapply foe Medicaid?
  • Medicaid eligibility renewals are completed annually and there is no need to file a new application. If DHHS is not able to complete the renewal automatically, they will send you a paper application to complete.