As a community, we know how important it is for people with bleeding disorders to maintain comprehensive health insurance.
Amid the uncertainty of the ongoing coronavirus emergency, we want to remind you that insurance options exist even for those who may be facing job or other economic impacts.
- If you had health insurance through your job, or a family member’s job, and you lose that insurance (e.g. through unemployment, a job change, loss of hours, etc.), you may become eligible for a special enrollment period: an opportunity to buy health insurance through healthcare.gov.
- If you purchase a new insurance plan on the individual market, stay away from skimpy options (e.g., short-term health plans, Farm Bureau, or health sharing ministry plans) that do not meet ACA consumer protection standards and will not provide adequate coverage for your bleeding disorder.
- Open enrollment is available for Medicaid and for CHIP year-round, for individuals and families who meet their state’s age, income, and other eligibility criteria.
Your national organizations are here to help. Please contact us if you have questions about how to navigate coverage issues.