For 14 straight weeks, more than a million people have filed for unemployment in the U.S.
Job loss often means a loss of healthcare coverage also. Many worry about how they will manage their health insurance for themselves and their families as the economic recovery suffers fits and starts.
Colleton Medical Center is now providing a service to help patients find their best coverage options for their individual situation.
CMC opened an uninsured patient hotline in mid-May, and since then has helped patients with a variety of issues understand what their options are for coverage. “This hotline has helped our patients and other HCA patients select their best insurance option in order to safeguard their health during this unprecedented time,” said Jimmy Hiott, CEO.
HCA Healthcare created this dedicated hotline for patients that may have recently lost their jobs (laid off or furloughed) providing the following:
Evaluate eligibility for COBRA, Healthcare Marketplace/Exchange Plans, and/or Medicaid and potential resources that may offset cost of insurance premiums;
Understand, complete and submit eligibility applications on the patient’s behalf (if desired);
Follow up with county or state to complete eligibility process (if needed).
For more information please visit www.hcahealthcare.com/hotline.