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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.

 

Employment

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

Reasonable Accommodations
Job Accommodation Network
800.526.7234
jan@AskJAN.org
www.AskJAN.org

Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
U.S. Department of Labor
Wage & Hour Division
866.487.9243
www.dol.gov/whd

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
http://www.vr.nebraska.gov

More Employment Resources

Health Insurance

Nebraska Health Insurance Marketplace (a.k.a Exchange)
800.318.2596
www.healthcare.gov/

Nebraska Department of Insurance
877.564.7323 or 402.471.2201
www.doi.ne.gov

COBRA
U.S. Department of Labor
Employee Benefits Security Administration
866.444.3272
www.dol.gov/ebsa

COBRA-Nebraska
Nebraska Administrative Services, Division Employee Wellness and Benefits
Employee Benefits Security Administration
402.471.4443 or 877.721.228
https://das.nebraska.gov/Benefits/Cobra_Retiree.html

State Children’s Health Insurance Program
Nebraska Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
855.632.7633
http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/CHIP-State-Plan.aspx

Find Health & Dental Coverage For Your Family
InsureKids.gov
https://www.insurekidsnow.gov/coverage/ne/index.html

More Health Insurance Resources

Medicare

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

Medicare & You

Medicare Assistance
State Health Insurance Assistance Program (SHIP)
Senior Health Insurance Information Program (SHIIP)
800.234.7119
https://doi.nebraska.gov/consumer/senior-health

More Health Insurance Resources

Unemployment Resources

Unemployment Agency
Nebraska Department of Labor
402.471.9000
www.dol.nebraska.gov/

Agency: Nebraska Department of Labor

Information available at: https://dol.nebraska.gov/UIBenefits. File online at https://neworks.nebraska.gov/vosnet/Default.aspx. The maximum weekly benefit amount available is $440. Benefits may be claimed for a maximum of 26 weeks. 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: https://dol.nebraska.gov/webdocs/getfile/d9c15f48-1d09-4f82-9839-1ceaaa388159. There is a comprehensive guidebook available here: https://dol.nebraska.gov/webdocs/getfile/5886acff-9bfa-43f2-8e64-09404593e871. Frequently asked questions are answered here: https://dol.nebraska.gov/UIBenefits/Resources/FAQ. Here is an informational video about what to do while a claim is pending: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXz9mdxLW8I&list=PLJB7c81GfGtt1dxVRwzXWHo6GXtkj2BIz&index=1.  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: https://dol.nebraska.gov/PressRelease/Details/141

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.