Nebraska SHIIP

The Nebraska SHIIP is temporarily unable to providing face-to-face counseling in our locations, but we are still available over the phone at 1.800.234.7119 or by email at DOI.SHIIP@nebraska.gov.

Stay well. – Nebraska SHIIP

 

Nebraska SHIIP educates people with Medicare, empowering seniors and people with disabilities to make informed decisions about health insurance.

Because Medicare can be confusing, the federal government, through the Administration on Community Living (ACL), funds a SHIP or state health insurance assistance program, in every state. The Nebraska SHIIP is a division of the Nebraska Department of Insurance. SHIIP does not sell insurance nor does it endorse any insurance company, product, or agent.

Nebraska SHIIP offers a toll-free hotline that any person eligible for Medicare, relatives, friends, or providers can call for answers to insurance questions or to arrange a meeting with a SHIIP counselor.

Nebraska SHIIP has a statewide network of certified counselors and partner organizations. Our counselors receive extensive training on Medicare and related health insurance. Counselors are available to meet for one-on-one counseling, to help with problem solving, and to provide support during decision making. SHIIP counselors will not recommend policies, companies, or insurance agents, but will provide free, confidential, and unbiased assistance.

An important role of SHIIP is to provide outreach and education regarding health insurance options, benefits, and choices. SHIIP participates in outreach activities, presentations, media activities and Part D enrollment events.

If you would like to speak to your local Nebraska SHIIP office, call our hotline at 1.800.234.7119.

 

                                                                                                                                                                                 

 

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Important Links

Medicare.gov
The Official U.S. Government Site for Medicare. Compare and enroll in drug and health plans, information regarding Medicare.

Social Security Administration
The Official Website of the U.S. Social Security Administration. Apply for Medicare Parts A and B. Also apply for extra help for prescription drugs.

MyMedicare.gov
Medicare's free, secure online service for accessing personalized information regarding Medicare benefits and services.

WPS Medicare
WPS is the CMS Medicare Contractor which provides Medicare Part A and B benefits. Medicare beneficiaries will receive information from this organization when they use Medicare services.

ACCESSNebraska
Part of the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services; individuals can: select a self-screening application to determine the programs for which they may be eligible (including Medicaid, TANF, ADC, and Energy Assistance), complete an online application for programs for which they are eligible, and print a paper application that can be completed and mailed.

Nebraska's Area Agencies on Aging
Nebraska has several Area Agencies on Aging (AAA). The Aging Network in Nebraska is made up of individuals and organizations in the public and private sectors. A comprehensive list of services and resources is available.

Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP)
The goal of the Nebraska SMP is to help individuals identify and report possible Medicare or Medicaid fraud, error or waste and to provide tips on how consumers can protect themselves from healthcare scams.

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Livanta is a Beneficiary and Family-Centered Care Quality Improvement Organization (BFCC-QIO). BFCC-QIOs are responsible for medical case review, which supports the rights of people on Medicare.

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