Understanding Insurance

Understanding Insurance

For many people with cystic fibrosis, dealing with insurance is as much a part of living with the disease as are nebulizers and vests. Learning more about insurance can help make sure you can get the care you need.


Insurance Basics

Understanding your insurance coverage can go a long way in helping you to anticipate your costs for things like doctor appointments, medication refills, and other services. We’ve put together the basics to help break it all down. 

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Choosing Insurance Coverage

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.

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Navigating CF Series

Navigating CF is a series of short videos that help people with CF, their families, and care teams navigate complex issues. No matter where you are on your journey, Navigating CF can help. 


Medicaid and CF

Medicaid can be a key resource for people with CF and their families to afford the highly specialized care they need.

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Medicare and CF

Medicare can be a nuanced program to understand. Knowing the basics on what makes you eligible, and when to sign up can help. 

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Claims and Appeals

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.

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What You Need to Know: Accumulators, Maximizers, and People With CF

People with cystic fibrosis and their families have faced significant cost burdens due to copay accumulator programs. Get caught up on these programs and what they mean for you and your loved ones.

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Health Insurance Open Enrollment Periods

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.

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Glossary of Common Insurance Terms

Knowing some of the most commonly used health insurance terms can help you select a plan that best meets your needs.

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