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Nebraska Farm Bureau Continues Work to Lower Health Insurance Costs for Farmers and Ranchers through its Member Health Plan

LINCOLN, NEB. – Farmers, ranchers, and agribusiness owners need comprehensive health coverage at an affordable price. Nebraska Farm Bureau (NEFB) has partnered with Medica Health Plans to design an exclusive portfolio of health insurance plans for members who are farmers, ranchers, or in agribusiness. Coverage is available for themselves and their families. Employees and their families can also join the Nebraska Farm Bureau to access these health plans. These plans are available only from Farm Bureau Financial Services agents in Nebraska.

“Farmers, ranchers and agribusiness professionals face significant challenges in their businesses, including increasing costs to access health insurance. The Nebraska Farm Bureau Member Health Plan lets you personalize your coverage to meet your unique needs and preferences. Since we began in 2019, these plans have saved some members thousands of dollars in health insurance premiums annually,” said Steve Nelson president of Nebraska Farm Bureau.

“Medica is committed to making health care more affordable, efficient, and accessible,” said Geoff Bartsh, Medica senior vice president for Individual and Family Business. “The Nebraska Farm Bureau Member Health Plan does that by building on our strong partnership with Nebraska Farm Bureau to provide more affordable options for farmers, ranchers, and those in agribusiness.”

To be eligible to enroll in the 2021 Nebraska Farm Bureau Member Health Plan this fall, you must be a Nebraska Farm Bureau member in good standing by August 31, 2020.

“Nebraska’s agricultural economy is struggling from low commodity prices, last year’s flooding, and now COVID-19. Nebraska Farm Bureau continues to work with Medica to lower costs associated with health insurance premiums,” Nelson said.

The plans offer:

  • PERSONALIZED COVERAGE. Select from a range of plan and network options.
  • COMPETITIVE PREMIUMS. On average, premiums are lower than those in the individual market.
  • GUARANTEED ISSUE. No pre-existing conditions exclusions and coverage for all essential health benefits.
  • VALUE EXTRAS. Access to wellness resources you need to stay healthy.

Please remember, you must join Farm Bureau by August 31, 2020 to qualify for 2021 enrollment.

The Nebraska Farm Bureau Member Health Plan is a regulated and fully insured product through Medica that provides consumer protections. It is available to all eligible NEFB members regardless of health status. If you are interested in learning more about the Nebraska Farm Bureau Member Health Plan contact any Farm Bureau Financial Services agent or visit

“We welcome Nebraska farmers, ranchers, and agribusinesses to join our organization and take advantage of the opportunities our health plan offers,” Nelson said.  

The Nebraska Farm Bureau is a grassroots, state-wide organization dedicated to supporting farm and ranch families and working for the benefit of all Nebraskans through a wide variety of educational, service, and advocacy efforts. More than 58,000 families across Nebraska are Farm Bureau members, working together to achieve rural and urban prosperity as agriculture is a key fuel to Nebraska’s economy. For more information about Nebraska Farm Bureau and agriculture, visit

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