Health insurance plans cover things like doctor's visits, medicines, and hospital stays.
But they also offer special services for people with disabilities. Once you have a healthcare plan, you may want to make sure your family member is getting all the helpful services they can.
The first step: Make sure your insurance company knows about your family member's disability.
Call the number on your family member's insurance card
Tell the insurance company about your family member's diagnosis
Ask if they need anything in writing to confirm the diagnosis, like a school evaluation or letter from a doctor
If you have private health insurance, you may also be able to Medicaid (Healthy Louisiana) as a secondary insurance.
Medicaid has excellent benefits for people with disabilities.
The income guidelines are different for people with disabilities
See the Medicaid section in the menu to learn more.
Click the box below to learn more:
Not all private insurance plans are the same.
Your family member may have a group plan offered through work or another organization, or a privately purchased plan.
The rules about this are complex.
If you have specific questions about your insurance coverage and need help:
Call Health Care For All at 1-800-272-4232
Call the Autism Insurance Resource Center at 1-774-455-4056
Sources: Health Care for All, Autism Insurance Resource Center, U.S. Centers for Health and Human Services, Healthcare.gov