Medicare plays a key role in providing health and financial security to beneficiaries residing in Nebraska. With more than 351,400 Nebraska beneficiaries enrolled in Medicare, we’ll cover some very important information below about Medicare in Nebraska. We want to help you better understand your options and make the decision-process as seamless as possible once you’re ready to enroll in Medicare or discover different coverage options.

Nebraska Medicare Enrollments

281,371

Original Medicare Plans (Part A and B)

70,122

Medicare Advantage & Other Health Plans

200,760

Stand-alone Medicare Part D (Drug Plans)

351,493

Total Medicare Beneficiaries in Nebraska

Who Qualifies for Medicare in Nebraska?

Medicare covers most Nebraska residents who are age 65 or older, and it also covers disabled Nebraska residents. In general, Medicare enrollment in Nebraska works the same way as it does in the rest of the country. If you qualify, Original Medicare Part A and Part B will help cover your health costs.

Once you have Medicare eligibility, you can begin choosing a new health plan through a Medicare Advantage Plan, Medigap plan, and/or a Medicare Part D drug plan.

Who Qualifies for Medicare

Local Medicare Health Plan Resources in Nebraska

  • Nebraska SHIIP educates people with Medicare, empowering seniors, and people with disabilities to make informed decisions about health insurance. Nebraska SHIP offers a toll-free hotline that any person eligible for Medicare, relatives, friends, or providers can call for answers to insurance questions or arrange a meeting with a SHIP counselor.

    Nebraska SHIP 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. SHIP counselors will not recommend policies, companies, or insurance agents, but will provide free, confidential, and unbiased assistance. An important role of SHIP is to provide outreach and education regarding health insurance options, benefits, and choices. SHIP participates in outreach activities, presentations, media activities, and Part D enrollment events.
    Contact: Call 1-800-234-7119

  • Volunteers Assisting Seniors aims to keep retired individuals active in the community by helping their peers and to keep seniors from feeling lost in an often-complicated and ever-changing world. The overall objectives of VAS are: to provide training and professional guidance to senior volunteers to increase their knowledge and maximize their effectiveness in providing VAS services; and to assist senior citizens in securing their full entitlements and benefits from the agencies and programs established for them.
    Contact: Call 1-800-234-7119

  • Nebraska’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC): ADRC is for Nebraskans aged 60 years or older, people with disabilities of all ages, family members, caregivers, and advocates. Local ADRCs provide information, referral, and assistance for accessing community services and long-term care options.
    Contact: Call 844-843-6364 or to find the closest ADRC site visit ADRC Sites Map.

  • Nebraska’s Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC): ADRC is for Nebraskans aged 60 years or older, people with disabilities of all ages, family members, caregivers, and advocates. Local ADRCs provide information, referral, and assistance for accessing community services and long-term care options.
    Contact: Call 844-843-6364 or to find the closest ADRC site visit ADRC Sites Map.

  • The Nebraska Department of Insurance – Consumer Affairs Division provides assistance in all types of insurance matters throughout Nebraska. Those who need help understanding Medicare Advantage policies or who wish to file a complaint about their provider can contact this department for assistance.
    Contact: Call 877-564-7323, 402-471-0888, or email [email protected].

  • Eastern Nebraska Office on Aging (ENOA): ENOA serves families in Douglas, Sarpy, Dodge, Cass, and Washington counties. ENOA’s role is to ensure that older adults have access to a continuum of services that help them to remain active, independent, and in their own homes for as long as possible. ENOA serves as a gateway to aging services that already exist in the community and also operates its own programs that fill previously unmet needs in the five-county area.
    Contact: Call 888-554-2711

  • Aging Partners serves Butler, Filmore, Polk, Saline, Saunders, Seward, and York Counties. Aging Partners is a senior advocacy and social support agency that provides a broad range of services to those aged 60 and older, including Medicare and Medicaid counseling.
    Contact: 1-800-247-0938

  • Area Agency on Aging: The Agency on Aging is located in Kearney, Nebraska, and was established in 1973 to serve individuals 60 plus and their spouses. At present, the Agency provides services to the following fourteen counties: Blaine, Loup, Garfield, Wheeler, Custer, Valley, Greeley, Sherman, Buffalo, Phelps, Kearney, Furnas, Harlan, and Franklin. The programs include Health and Nutrition, Legal, Care Management, Senior Care Options, Medicaid Waiver, Insurance Counseling, Caregiver Assistance, SMP, and Information/Assistance.
    Contact: Call 1-800-658-4320

The licensed agents that are partnered with Timefor65 can help you compare the availability, benefits, and costs of Medicare plans in your specific region of Nebraska. Our process makes it easier for you to access your Medicare eligibility in Nebraska so that you receive personalized, affordable, and easy-to-use coverage options and solutions. Feel free to fill out the form or give us a call at (866) 327-0148 anytime to get your free quote and ask any questions that may be lingering.