September 21, 2020
As a member of the HCA Healthcare family, Tulane Health System is now offering a free service to help individuals who may have lost their health insurance coverage as a result of the economic impact caused by COVID-19.
Unemployment in the New Orleans area continues to rise as the pandemic persists. This is especially true for the hotel and hospitality industry, as has been recently reported.
“Taking care of the community’s health needs extends beyond just treating physical illness. It also involves caring for patients’ peace of mind and working to ensure patients have access to the care and resources they need,” said Tulane Health System CEO, Dr. Robert Lynch.
Anyone can call the insurance hotline at (833) 867-8771 to receive free, confidential and personalized guidance.
Hotline advisors can discuss eligibility and advocacy services appropriate for a variety of scenarios, such as:
- Continuing your employer’s existing plan if you have recently lost your job (COBRA and other options)
- Applying for coverage via a spouse’s benefit program
- Finding resources that may help offset the costs of health insurance
- Applying for Medicaid and other government healthcare options for those that meet specific criteria
- Exploring state and federal health insurance exchanges (such as the Affordable Care Act) and how to enroll due to a changing life event
The hotline, which is managed by HCA Healthcare, does not represent any other company or sell insurance plans, and there is no cost for the service. Explore state and federal health insurance exchanges (such as the Affordable Care Act) and find out how to enroll due to a changing life event.