Health and Dental Insurance

Health Insurance Requirements

IMPORTANT CHANGE FOR FALL 2017:  

Nebraska Methodist College will no longer be offering health insurance through a partner provider.   If you are currently taking advantage of this program, your coverage will terminate on August 14, 2017.   Students are required to provide proof of insurance and are being advised to investigate other insurance options to meet this requirement. 


Health Insurance Requirement: Nebraska Methodist College requires that all students be covered by a comprehensive health insurance plan for the entire academic year and summer. A comprehensive health insurance plan must include the following: 

  • National coverage for inpatient and outpatient medical care. (Emergency only coverage does not satisfy this requirement.)  
  • National coverage for inpatient and outpatient mental health care. (Emergency only coverage does not satisfy this requirement.)  
  • Coverage is currently active and maintained for the entire academic year and summer. 
  • Offers an unlimited lifetime maximum. 

Proof of insurance: The documentation listed below is required for proof of insurance: 

  • A copy of the insurance card (with student name). If student's name is not on the card, request an enrollment verification letter (on company letterhead and signed, proof of payment from insurance company with coverage dates effective).  
  • VA credible coverage letters are acceptable. Valid Military ID is acceptable for Tricare/Deers health insurance. Please submit a copy front and back of a valid military ID. If submitting as an active duty member or retiree and you have a TRICARE Card, you must submit a letter (a letter from DEERS is acceptable) from your carrier along with your card. Contact numbers for DEERS-800.538.9552 and/or TriWest-1-877-988-9378. 

AVAILABLE RESOURCES

Preferred Provider of Individual Insurance

Todd Beran, Account Growth Manager, of OCI in Omaha would welcome any questions regarding obtaining insurance and providing a quote. You are under no obligation to purchase insurance through OCI. You may reach him at:

Todd Beran, LUTCF
17445 Arbor St, Suite 310 | Omaha, NE 68130
P: (402) 933-3499 | C: (402) 661-4853 | F: (402) 330-8706
OCI SERVICES WEBSITE

Individual Coverage through Affordable Care Act Marketplace 

How to get or stay on a parent's plan? 

  • If a parent's health insurance plan covers dependents, you usually can be added to their plan and stay on it until you turn 26.  
  • If you're a dependent under 26 living in a different state from your parents, see your options here.  

Medicaid and CHIP 

Fill out a Marketplace application any time of year to find out if you qualify for Medicaid and CHIP. 

Individual Coverage through Independent Insurance Companies 

Insurance companies such as, but not limited to, Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Nebraska, UnitedHealth, Aetna, Humana, and/or Cigna, may offer cost-effective individual health insurance coverage for students and young adults.