During health care transition, having health insurance gives access to adult doctors, medications, and needed care. Health insurance is a way to pay for health care. Medicaid waivers and other programs can also help pay for health care.
There are different ways to get health insurance such as qualifying for a federal or state government plan, signing up for a plan through an employer, or purchasing a plan. There are also different types of insurance such as medical, dental, vision, and prescription insurance. Each type of insurance offers different plans.
Below are tips for health insurance and paying for health care:
- What health insurance do you have?
- What does your health insurance cover and what benefits are offered? (for example: medical, dental, vision, pharmacy, medical equipment)
- What physicians and hospital are in-network? Are these the physicians and hospitals you need to see?
- Call your insurance plan or visit the website to find a physician or hospital that is in-network.
- When does your health insurance end? Do you need to sign up or renew your plan annually?
- How much does your health insurance cost every month or every year?
- Are their monthly payments, deductibles, co-insurance, co-pays, and out of pocket expenses or maximums?
- If a new health insurance plan is needed, research and find the plan that best fits your needs.