Medicare is health insurance for people 65 or older, people under 65 with certain disabilities, and people of any age with End-Stage Renal Disease (permanent kidney failure requiring dialysis or a kidney transplant). Medicare includes:

  1. Part A: Hospital insurance
  2. Part B: Medical insurance
  3. Part C: Medicare Advantage (MA)
  4. Part D: Prescription Drug Benefit

Please click the following link to a very valuable resource for all your medicare questions: Resources for Medicare Beneficiaries


Nebraska Medicaid Program

The terms Medicaid and Medicare are often used interchangeably however they are two separate programs. DHHS administers the Medicaid Program which provides health care services to eligible elderly and disabled individuals and eligible low-income pregnant women, children and parents. The Nebraska Medicaid Program pays for covered medical services for those persons who are unable to afford to pay for medically necessary services and who meet certain eligibility requirements. Nebraska Medicaid is funded jointly by the State and federal government.

Who is Covered?

Nebraska Medicaid is available to certain low income persons including persons who are aged, blind, disabled, children, and others who meet eligibility requirements. CHIP is part of Nebraska Medicaid and provides medical assistance to children age 18 and younger.

To apply for medical assistance, an application must be completed and given to the Nebraska Department of Health & Human Services. For more information, contact your nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office; Or, you may download an application form and mail it to the nearest Department of Health and Human Services Office.

GO TO ACCESSNebraska to:

  • Select a self screening to determine the programs for which you may want to apply;
  • Complete an online application that you can complete and submit electronically;
  • Print a paper application that you can complete and mail.

For information on the Senior Care Options Program, click here Senior Care Options Program.

For information on the Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE), click here

Apply for Medicaid Online