OMAHA, Neb.–(work wireThe UnitedHealthcare Community of Nebraska Plan has been selected by the State of Nebraska, the Department of Health and Human Services, as one of three managed care organizations to administer the statewide Heritage Health Medicaid program. The UnitedHealthcare Community of Nebraska Plan will continue to serve individuals receiving coverage through Temporary Assistance to Families in Need (TANF); Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP); Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities (I/DD); the elderly, the blind and the disabled (ABD); Long Term Care (LTC); foster care select refugees; Dual Qualified Special Needs Plan (DSNP); and Medicaid Expansion.

UnitedHealthcare is committed to working closely with state, service providers and community organizations to deliver high-quality, person-centered care. The collective goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of Nebraskans by making the health system work better for everyone.

“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,” said Jeff Stafford, CEO of UnitedHealthcare Community Plan in Nebraska. “The Medicaid leaders in Nebraska are inspiring to work with. They care deeply about Nebraskan and are committed to decency, equity, and excellence in their programs. Under their leadership, we look to deploy innovative programs with our community partners that advance access to care, reduce health disparities across the state, and in Ultimately, helping people live healthier lives.”

UnitedHealthcare has 26 years of experience serving Medicaid members in Nebraska. Currently, UnitedHealthcare, along with parent company UnitedHealth Group, employs more than 750 people in the state. The company works with local organizations and nonprofits to improve access to vital health care and community resources that help people live healthier lives. Since the beginning of the pandemic, UnitedHealthcare has introduced new and innovative programs focused on maintaining and growing the health care safety net in Nebraska. The company has invested in federally qualified health centers, health departments, rural health clinics, critical access hospitals, food pantries, and statewide homeless shelters. UnitedHealthcare Nebraska employees are committed to making the state a national leader in health equity, access to care, the social determinants of health, clinical wellness programs and community collaboration.

“In times of pandemic or natural disaster, Nebraskans have an essential sense of decency, determination, and cooperation. We are proud to live, work, and support Nebraskas,” Stafford concluded.

UnitedHealthcare serves more than 500,000 people in Nebraska enrolled in employer-sponsored, individual, Medicare, and Medicare benefits plans, with a network of 100 hospitals and more than 14,000 physicians and other providers statewide.

About UnitedHealthcare

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to helping people live healthier lives and make the health system work better for everyone by simplifying the healthcare experience, meeting consumer health and wellness needs, and maintaining trusting relationships with care providers. In the United States, UnitedHealthcare offers a full suite of health benefit programs to individuals, employers, Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries, and contracts directly with more than 1.5 million physicians and care professionals, and more than 6,700 hospitals and other care facilities nationwide. The company also provides health benefits and provides care to people through owned and operated health care facilities in South America. UnitedHealthcare is one of the subsidiaries of the UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: OH), a diversified healthcare company. For more information, visit UnitedHealthcare at www.uhc.com or follow UHC on Twitter.

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