How to Get Health Insurance

The Health Insurance Marketplace is now open for business!  Through the Marketplace, eligible Nebraskans are able to enroll in a health plan to get insurance coverage from January 2016 onward.

Raising awareness of the Marketplace to maximize the number of Nebraskans who enroll during this third open enrollment period is a high priority for the Health Center Association of Nebraska and its member community health centers.  For this reason, HCAN is providing the following information and resources for consumers below.  Additionally, each of HCAN’s member community health centers have Certified Application Counselors (CACs) who can assist patients in person.

Nebraska Community Health Centers looking for Outreach & Enrollment information and resources to help eligible patients during enrollment, check our Outreach & Enrollment webpage here.

Resources for Health Insurance Consumers

CMS & HHS Websites

Toll-Free Call Center (open 24 hours): 1-800-318-2596

What is the Health Insurance Marketplace?

What is the Marketplace in my state?

Why Should I Have Health Coverage

Health Insurance Basics

Fact sheet on marketplace consumer assistance types

For IRS information on the Affordable Care Act, click the link below:

For In-person help finding or renewing health insurance, choose one of Nebraska’s Federally Qualified Health Centers below:


Good Neighbor Community Health Center
4321 41st Avenue, PO Box 1028
Columbus, NE 68602
Ph. 402-562-8962


Community Action Partnership of Western Nebraska Health Center
975 Crescent Drive
Gering, NE 69341
Ph. 877-977-3906

Grand Island

Heartland Health Center
3307 West Capital Avenue
Grand Island, NE 68803
Ph. 308-382-4297


People’s Health Center
1021 North 27th Street
Lincoln, NE 68503
Ph. 402-470-5436


Midtown Health Center
302 West Phillip Avenue
Norfolk, NE 68701
Ph. 402-371-8000


Charles Drew Health Center
2915 Grant Street
Omaha, NE 68111
Ph. 402-457-1207
OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc.
4920 South 30th Street
Omaha, NE 68107
Ph. 402-502-8888

Share Your Story

Please use the new Share your Story collection tool on the new “Get Covered” page at to submit your personal story about enrolling in and using your new coverage.