Stakeholder Meetings Scheduled for Planning and Development of a Health Insurance Exchange

The Nebraska Department of Insurance will be hosting several public stakeholder meetings. These meetings are designed to solicit information from stakeholders and members of the public regarding the issues surrounding Nebraska’s available options for the planning and development of a Health Insurance Exchange.

Meetings will be held in all three congressional districts. The stakeholder meetings currently scheduled are as follows:

Scottsbluff/Gering: 2/17/2011
Gering Civic Center
1050 M St, Gering, NE
Time: 5:30-9:00 PM

Kearney: 2/18/2011
University of Nebraska – Kearney, Student Union- Ponderosa Room
1013 W 27th St, Kearney, NE
Time: 5:30- 9:00 PM

Norfolk: 2/21/2011
Northeast Community College, Life Long Learning Center
801 East Benjamin Ave, Norfolk, NE
Time: 5:30-9:00 PM

The Lincoln and Omaha meeting times and locations will be scheduled and published in the near future.

The meetings will offer a brief opening presentation describing the exchange, what it entails, and available options for structuring an exchange. The remaining part of the meeting will consist of testimony from stakeholders and members of the public in attendance regarding these issues.

The Department of Insurance is committed to an open and transparent process, and we highly value stakeholder feedback regarding exchange issues.

An agenda is available on the Department of Insurance website located at If special accommodations are needed to assist in the participation of people with disabilities, arrangements can be made by contacting J.P. Sabby at or Mike Sciullo at, or by phone at 402-471-0344.