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By Forrest Hershberger
Sidney Sun-Telegraph 

State Insurance Officials Visit Sidney


October 19, 2018

Forrest Hershberger

Nebraska Department of Insurance officials meet with local residents during a meeting in Sidney Tuesday. The meeting was scheduled to hear concerns from local residents, and to update consumers on changes in healthcare insurance, Medicare and the state insurance portal. Pictured from left are Martin Swanson, Laura Arp and Maggie Reinert talking to local residents during Tuesday's meeting in Sidney.

The cost of medical care continues to increase, as does the cost of insurance to help pay for services.

Likewise, the availability of health insurance providers is decreasing.

That is some of the news brought by representatives of the Nebraska Department of Insurance.

Health Policy Administrator Martin Swanson, Agency Counsel of the Insurance Fraud Prevention Division Laura Arp and Maggie Reinert met with an overflow crowd Tuesday in Sidney. The meeting was held as part of a tour of listening sessions. The listening sessions are held to hear concerns of residents, and to update communities...

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