CHIP Program Names New Plan Administrator

Coventry Health Care of Nebraska selected to administer benefits for the Nebraska Comprehensive Insurance Pool

OMAHA, Neb.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Coventry Health Care of Nebraska has been selected as the new health plan administrator for the Nebraska Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool (CHIP), a state program designed to provide health insurance for Nebraska residents unable to obtain affordable coverage without restrictions due to medical reasons.

Coventry Health Care of Nebraska is an established, local health insurance carrier serving nearly 220,000 members in the region and is currently a vendor for the Nebraska Medicaid program.

“We are pleased to further expand our service to Nebraska residents as administrator for the CHIP program,” said Charlie Stark, CEO of Coventry Health Care of Nebraska. "We will strive to help each CHIP member achieve their best possible health by providing innovative health and wellness resources, reliable coverage and responsive customer service."

The Nebraska CHIP Board of Directors selected Coventry as health plan administrator during the Dec. 21 Board meeting following a formal Request for Proposal process. Coventry will administer benefits for the NE CHIP program effective April 1, 2012.

“Coventry’s local leadership and unique focus on the delivery of quality care is an excellent fit for our Nebraska CHIP members,” said CHIP Board Chairman Victor Kensler. “We anticipate a smooth transition to Coventry and a positive member experience for CHIP participants.”

CHIP benefits are currently administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska.

About Coventry Health Care of Nebraska

Coventry Health Care of Nebraska ( offers a broad range of traditional and consumer-directed health insurance products, including self-funded, fully-insured, individual plans, Medicare Advantage and managed Medicaid. Coventry offers progressive medical management, innovative wellness programs, and regional and national provider networks. Coventry Health Care of Nebraska is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Coventry Health Care, Inc., a national managed care company with more than 5 million members nationwide.

About the Nebraska Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool

The Nebraska Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool ( was created by the Nebraska legislature in 1985 to provide health care coverage to people who can’t otherwise obtain it at an affordable price or without health restrictions. Members have access to doctors, specialists and other professional medical care through the Nebraska CHIP Program.


Coventry Health Care of Nebraska, Inc.
Jessica Henely, Communications Manager, 515-253-4244
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