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NE public workers may enter state exchange

A recent report determined Nebraska state workers may take advantage of the state’s health insurance exchange when enrollment begins.

According to Nebraska Public Radio, a new report found Nebraska’s policymakers only conducted a cost-benefit analysis twice during a four-year period when making budgetary and operational decisions for the state. While a cost-benefit analysis is routinely done by private companies, public sector companies also conduct one to stay within fiscal budgets. Employers may also use the analysis to identify employee policies and benefits.

Local news source The Columbus Telegram reported that the Affordable Care Act and the upcoming implementation of state insurance exchanges may drive public sector workers to seek alternative coverage.

Kathleen Sebelius, secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, said that the marketplace will help workers receive the right coverage for them and their families, according to The Columbus Telegram.

“Soon, the Health Insurance Marketplace will provide families and small businesses who currently don’t have insurance, or are looking for a better deal, a new way to find health coverage that fits their needs and their budgets,” Sebelius said.

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Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe
Erin Woulfe likes to write about things that matter. Keeping her finger on the pulse of what’s happening in the public sector world, she blogs about the latest legislative news and employee benefit trends that affect our school, city and county clients. She’s been with NIS since 2002. “I love connecting to our clients and providing them with the tools they need in order to administrate their plan,” says Erin. “Whether that be materials to educate their employees on certain benefits, how to effectively communicate change within an organization or just providing tips and how-to’s to help them make their job easier.”

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