Nebraska Revised Statute 44-3,159

Chapter 44 Section 3,159

44-3,159.

Health plan; self-funded employee benefit plan; assertion of contractual rights to proceeds; prohibited acts; section; applicability.

(1) No health plan and no self-funded employee benefit plan to the extent not preempted by federal law shall assert any contractual rights to the proceeds of any resources purchased by or on behalf of the policyholder, subscriber, certificate holder, or enrollee, including medical payments coverage under a motor vehicle insurance policy, uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage, accident or disability income coverage, specific disease or illness coverage, or hospital indemnity or other fixed indemnity coverage.

(2) This section shall not (a) affect the coordination of benefits between health plans or self-funded employee benefit plans, (b) prevent the coordination of benefits between a health plan or self-funded employee benefit plan and medical payments coverage under a motor vehicle insurance policy if such coordination of benefits applies medical payments coverage to deductible, copayment, and coinsurance amounts after discounts provided through the health plan or self-funded employee benefit plan, or (c) prevent the application of the medical payments coverage under a motor vehicle insurance policy to items not covered by a health plan or self-funded employee benefit plan.

(3) For purposes of this section, health plan means an individual or group sickness and accident insurance policy or subscriber contract delivered, issued for delivery, or renewed in this state except for (a) policies that provide coverage for specified disease or other limited-benefit coverage or hospital indemnity or other fixed indemnity coverage or (b) self-funded employee benefit plans to the extent preempted by federal law.