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Nebraska Farmers and Ranchers Gain Access to Affordable Health Benefits with LB1313 Bill

BySamantha Jones

Mar 28, 2024
Ag Nonprofits’ Health Benefit Plans Approved by Unicameral Update

On March 28, a bill aimed at providing affordable health benefits to Nebraska farmers and ranchers was granted final approval by lawmakers. Sponsored by Sen. Robert Dover of Norfolk, LB1313 allows health benefit plans sponsored by certain nonprofit agricultural organizations to operate without being subject to insurance regulation if they provide benefits through a self-funded arrangement administered by a licensed third-party administrator.

To be eligible, an organization must have been established primarily to promote programs for the development of rural communities and the economic stability of Nebraska farmers, as well as meet several other requirements laid out in the bill. Before offering health benefits, an organization must submit a certification to the state Department of Insurance confirming that it meets these requirements.

The bill ultimately passed with a unanimous vote of 45-0, providing hope for improved access to affordable health benefits for agricultural workers in the state. Plans under LB1313 may have their risks reinsured by a company authorized to do business in Nebraska. This will help reduce the financial burden on these organizations and make it easier for them to provide healthcare coverage to their members.

By Samantha Jones

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