UnitedHealthcare Selected to Serve Medicaid Beneficiaries by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services


The state of Nebraska’s Department of Health and Human Services has chosen UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska as one of three managed care organisations to oversee the Heritage Health Medicaid programme on a state-wide basis. The Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Aged, Blind and Disabled (ABD), Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD), Long Term Care (LTC), Foster Care, Selected Refugees, Dual-Eligible Special Needs Plan (DSNP), and Medicaid Expansion will all continue to be covered by UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska.

To provide high-quality, person-centered care, UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to collaborating closely with the government, healthcare professionals, and community-based groups. By making the healthcare system more effective for everyone, we hope to improve Nebraskans’ general health and wellbeing.

“We are honored to continue our partnership with the state to build a robust Medicaid program that delivers best-in-class solutions to the diverse needs of our members”, “Nebraska’s Medicaid leaders are inspiring to work with. They care deeply about Nebraskans and are committed to decency, fairness and excellence in their programs. Under their leadership, we look forward to deploying innovative programs with our community partners that enhance access to care, reduce health disparities throughout the state and, ultimately, help people live healthier lives.”

Jeff Stafford, chief executive officer, UnitedHealthcare Community Plan of Nebraska

In Nebraska, UnitedHealthcare has been providing Medicaid services for 26 years. More than 750 people are currently employed in the state by UnitedHealthcare and its parent organisation, UnitedHealth Group. The business collaborates with neighbourhood nonprofits and organisations to expand accessibility to essential medical services and neighbourhood assets that promote healthier lifestyles. Since the start of the pandemic, UnitedHealthcare has launched fresh, creative initiatives aimed at sustaining and expanding Nebraska’s healthcare safety net. The business made investments in statewide food banks, homeless shelters, rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, and federally designated health facilities. Employees at UnitedHealthcare in Nebraska are dedicated to make their state a national leader in clinical wellness programmes, social determinants of health, community collaboration and health equity.

“In times of pandemic or natural disasters Nebraskans have a fundamental sense of decency, determination and cooperation. We are proud to live, work and support Nebraska,” Stafford concluded.

With a network of 100 hospitals, more than 14,000 physicians, and other care providers across the state, UnitedHealthcare serves more than 500,000 people in Nebraska who are enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare, and Medicaid benefit plans.

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