The Nebraska Comprehensive Health Insurance Pool became operational in 1986. New legislation requires the director of the Department of Insurance to establish a special fund from the premium tax of all health and accident premiums. The premium cap for the program is set at 135 percent of average standard health insurance rates. Premium charges for children are set at 50 percent of the standard rate. As of May 2005, just over 5,600 persons were enrolled in the pool.
Any single adult can adopt. A husband and wife must jointly adopt, unless the adoptive parent is a stepparent. In that case the spouse, who is the natural parent, does not have to join the adoption.
Residential Energy Code: ASHRAE 90A-1980 and 90B-1975, mandatory statewide. Commercial Energy Code: ASHRAE 90A-1980 and 90B-1975, mandatory statewide. Legislation to adopt 92 MEC failed in the 1994 state legislature. The state has developed an incentive program to reduce the mortgage interest rate for homes built at or above MEC levels. HOMEOWNERS RECEIVE 0.25% REDUCTION ON THEIR MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE, IF THEIR HOME MEETS THE 93 MEC. HOMES THAT ARE BUILT 30% BETTER THAN THE MEC RECEIVE A REDUCTION OF 1%. The reduction in the interest rate is achieved through loan participation by the Nebraska Energy Office. The Nebraska Energy Efficiency Mortgage program is now operational, and additional funds are expected to be allocated to the program by the legislature.