HIWA (Health Insurance for Work Advancement)
Division of Health Care Financing and Policy
1100 E. William Street, Suite 101
Carson City, Nevada 89701
fax: (775) 684-3772
Las Vegas: (702) 486-1531
Reno: (775) 688-2811
Carson City: (775) 684-3768
The Health Insurance for Work Advancement (HIWA) program is designed for working people with disabilities who usually do not qualify for Medicaid because of income and/or assets. The HIWA Program gives an eligible person the option to pay a premium to obtain Medicaid benefits. To qualify for HIWA you must
- Be between 16-64 years of age
- Have a disability (You must have a disability that meets the Social Security Disability (SSDI) Guidelines to be receiving a disability payment from the Social Security Administration.
- Be employed or self-employed
- Have income and resources that do not exceed the standards established by the State of Nevada
- Pay a monthly premium
Nevada State Welfare Division needs all the facts about your situation to determine your eligibility.
The Goal of the HIWA Program is to remove barriers to employment in order to allow Nevadans with Disabilities to maximize potential for personal growth and independence.