Open Enrollment Closes January 30, 2016

Open Enrollment Deadline

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Chuan Teng

Open enrollment closes on January 30, 2016, so now is the time to purchase health insurance. For many, finding a health insurance plan that meets basic needs and works in coordination with other public benefits such as the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) and the Health Insurance Payment Program (HIPP) is a daunting task. Positive Resource Center’s benefits counselors are available to help with healthcare coordination and planning.

Here are some tips for buying health insurance:

  • Check to see what insurance plans are accepted by your doctor
  • Make sure your prescriptions are covered under prospective insurance plans
  • Find out co-pay amounts for routine services and any special procedures you expect to undergo in the next year
  • Find out maximum out of pocket annual limits
  • Find out monthly premiums

If you are HIV-positive and a San Francisco resident, call Positive Resource Center for help at 415-777-0333. Remember, open enrollment closes on January 30, 2016, so make sure you are covered today. Don’t forget—you can enroll in Medi-Cal anytime, even outside the open enrollment period. Finally, stay connected with Positive Resource Center to learn about new ADAP and HIPP enrollment services to come in 2016!

 

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About Living Life Positively

Hello World, My name is Tuquan Harrison. I am a Legal Assistant at Positive Resource Center, San Francisco. Positive Resource Center is a Nonprofit that assists people living HIV/AIDS or mental health disabilities get comprehensive benefits counseling and employment services in San Francisco. Through Positive Resource Center's Continuum of services, clients receive no-cost access to: *Professional benefits analysis, advocacy, and counseling about accessing public and private financial and health care benefits such as Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI), long-term disability, health insurance, life insurance, and Medi-Cal. Representation before administrative law judges for reconsideration of disability denials. *Employment and vocational rehabilitation planning, counseling and coordination, job development and job search assistance, support groups, and computer access and training for clients entering or re-entering the workplace. *Regular workshops/clinics designed to equip people with HIV/AIDS or mental illness to consider and develop employment goals and plans as well as understand their legal rights and responsibilities concerning benefits, employment, housing, and credit. This blog is dedicated to updating clients, service providers, and the greater San Francisco community about PRC's/EAHP community events, services, and other relevant topics/issues. I look forward to educating, spreading awareness, and providing a resource to the San Francisco communities. Thanks, Tuquan Harrison

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