Find out what your health insurance covers

Many health insurance plans will pay for services for people with disabilities.

Call your health insurance plan to find out what services you can get.

Click on the box below that matches your type of insurance:

Your Medicaid plan may cover special programs and services for people with disabilities.

Make sure to learn what you qualify for and to use every service you can get!

Here's what you can do:

  • Call your health plan and ask if they have any services or programs for people with disabilities. Explain your family member's needs and ask about the specific services you're looking for. The phone number should be on the back of your insurance card.

  • Use our Resource Directory to find providers in your area that offer services and accept Medicaid.

  • See our Health Insurance Guide to learn more.

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Many insurance plans have special services for people with disabilities.

If you have a private health insurance plan, see what services it covers that could help your family manage.

How can I find out what's covered in my plan? 

  • If you have a Members Handbook or List of Covered Services, look to see what your plan covers.

  • Call the number on the back of your Health Insurance Card.

  • Look on the website for your insurance company.

Once you know what is covered, use our Resource Directory to find providers in your area that offer these services.

Your family member may qualify for a Medicaid plan, like Healthy Louisiana, or La CHIP. You can get this in addition to your private insurance!

  • These plans are required to cover special services for people with disabilities.

  • You will have to apply anyway when they offer you a waiver after your time on the Registry.

  • Your family member can have both private insurance and a Medicaid plan.

How can I apply for Medicaid or find out more?

  • Call the Customer Service Hotline:1-888-342-6207

  • Click on the website: Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center (It will open in a new tab.)

  • You can apply in person, by mail, online or by phone

  • Click the Louisiana Medicaid Application form at the end of this page to see the application form.

See our Health Insurance Guide to learn more! 

It's really important for your family member to have health insurance!

Why?

  • It can help them to get healthy and stay healthy.

  • Many health plans have special services for people with disabilities.

  • If they get seriously ill or injured, you won't have to pay the huge medical costs.

If your family member qualifies for a waiver, they will probably qualify for a Medicaid plan, like Healthy Louisiana! This can be low cost, or even free, depending on your income.

Medicaid Plans:

  • These plans are required to cover special services for people with disabilities.

  • You will have to apply anyway when they offer you a waiver after your time on the Registry.

  • Even if they are above the income guidelines, your family member may qualify for Medicaid for a monthly cost-- Ask about this when you apply!

How can I apply for Medicaid or find out more?

  • Call the Customer Service Hotline:1-888-342-6207
  • Click on the website: Louisiana Medicaid Online Application Center (It will open in a new tab.)
  • You can apply in person, by mail, online or by phone
  • Click the link at the bottom of this page to download the Louisiana Medicaid Application form.

You can also look for private health insurance. Here's how:  

  • Check with your employer.Ask the Human Resources office about your options for health insurance.

  • Read about getting a plan on the HealthCare.gov website. Try this page first: 4 ways to apply for 2017 health insurance. (It will open in a new tab.)

  • Call the Marketplace Call Center(800) 318-2596. They are open day and night and can answer questions and help you apply.  

 See our Health Insurance Guide to learn more! (go to Tools at the top of your screen and choose Topics & Guides.)

 

Sources: Jackins (2010), Healthcare.gov, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, LDH

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