People living with cystic fibrosis may apply for Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income, programs that serve as a source of income and health insurance coverage for people who are unable to work due to their health status.
In a complex and rapidly changing health care system, we support policies that promote adequate, affordable health coverage so people living with cystic fibrosis can receive the high-quality, specialized care they need to live longer, healthier lives.
Knowing some of the most commonly used health insurance terms can help you select a plan that best meets your needs.
Understanding insurance basics and knowing what to look for when choosing new health coverage can help you get a plan that best suits your individual needs.
Medicaid can be a key resource for people with CF and their families to afford the highly specialized care they need.
Medicare can be a nuanced program to understand. Knowing the basics on what makes you eligible, and when to sign up can help.
Receiving a denial for a service or treatment from your insurance company can leave you with many questions. Fortunately, most insurers have a process, called an appeal, by which you can ask them to reconsider their decision to deny coverage.
When considering making a change to your health insurance coverage or enrolling in a plan, it is important to know about the annual open enrollment period and when those changes can be made.
Many people with cystic fibrosis and their families have questions about their rights as an individual living with a disease.
People living with cystic fibrosis and their families face complicated issues related to getting the care they need. CF Foundation Compass makes sure that no one has to do it alone.