National Kidney Foundation of Louisiana, Inc.

8200 Hampson Street, Suite 425 

New Orleans, Louisiana 70118

(504) 861-4500 Voice | (800) 462-3694 Toll Free | (504) 861-1976 Fax

Insurance Options

 

Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP)
Provides health coverage to children in families with incomes too high to qualify for Medicaid, but can't afford private coverage.

 

  • (877) KIDS-NOW / (877) 543-7669

 

COBRA

Allows an eligible employee who leaves a company to continue to be covered under the company’s health plan for a limited period of time for a higher premium.

 

Indian Health Services

A Federal Health Program for American Indians and Alaska Natives.

 

Medicare Advantage
A type of Medicare health plan offered by a private company that contracts with Medicare to provide you with all your Part A and Part B benefits. People with ESRD are not eligible to apply for these plans, but some may already be enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan before starting dialysis or needing a transplant.

Medigap Plans
Supplemental plans for Medicare recipients that helps cover what traditional Medicare does not, such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. This includes the 20% not covered by Medicare Part B for outpatient services (i.e. dialysis) and immunosuppressant medication for transplant recipients. You can sign up for a Medigap plan in the six-month period after you enroll in Medicare.



Managed Care Plans

Some states are offering pilot programs enrolling people who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid.

 

 

TRICARE

Serves Uniformed Service members, retirees and their families worldwide.

US Department of Veterans Affairs

Apply for compensation, pension, education or vocational rehabilitation benefits on-line if you are a veteran. The VA can help pay for treatment or provide other benefits for veterans. Veterans should contact their local VA office for more information or call 1-800-827-1000 to reach the national office.