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Nebraska Resources

This page has information specific to this state, including contact information for federal and state agencies, and some key information about laws and consumer protections.

To find financial assistance resources, please visit CancerFinances.org.

Click here for information about laws specific to Nebraska.

 

Disability Insurance

Federal Disability Insurance (SSDI & SSI)
Social Security Administration
800.772.1213

Find your local SSA office

More Disability Resources

Bankruptcy

How to File Bankruptcy in Nebraska for Free

Filing bankruptcy can be an effective way to eliminate medical bills and credit card debt among other kinds of erasable debts.

Employment

Federal Fair Employment Agency
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
800.669.4000
info@eeoc.gov

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243

State Fair Employment Agency
Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
800.642.6112 or 402.471.2024
www.neoc.ne.gov

Vocational Rehabilitation
Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
402.471.3644 or 877.637.3422

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Nebraska Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596

Nebraska Department of Insurance
877.564.7323 or 402.471.2201

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272

COBRA-Nebraska
Nebraska Administrative Services, Division Employee Wellness and Benefits
Employee Benefits Security Administration
402.471.4443 or 877.721.228

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
855.632.7633

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

Medicare
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services
800.MEDICARE (633.4227)

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
800.234.7119

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Nebraska Department of Labor
402.471.9000

Agency: Nebraska Department of Labor

Information available here. File online here. Click here to see the current weekly benefit amount and the maximum length of benefits. Initial payments will be made to eligible claimants about three weeks after filing. Payments can be made via direct deposit or debit card. Claimants are required to register for the NEWorks job search service when filing. Step-by-step filing instructions are available here. There is a comprehensive guidebook available here. Unemployment insurance basics are found here. Here is an informational video about what to do while a claim is pending.  Customer service can be reached by email here: NDOL.UnemploymentHelp@nebraska.gov or by phone here: 855-995-8863.

Updates related to Nebraska unemployment benefits and Covid-19

State Clinical Trials Law

The ACA requires that most, non-grandfathered, group health plans provide coverage for the routine costs when participating in clinical trials. Some states have more consumer protections. Click here for more information about clinical trials.

This state does not mandate insurers or HMOs doing business in state to cover routine patient costs associated with clinical trials.

Paid Family Sick Leave

Nebraska does not have paid family leave. Legislation creating a paid family medical leave program was proposed in 2019 and remains pending.