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  • Georgia's Katie Beckett Program for Children - What Can You Do If Your Child's Medicaid Coverage Is Being Terminated?

    Georgia children with severe disabilities (mental or physical) can qualify for Medicaid under the so-called Katie Beckett waiver. These children are in families with incomes too high to qualify for other Medicaid. This brochure explains the waiver and rights. Read More

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    Georgia Legal Services Program®
  • Insure Kids Now!

    You work hard to provide for your children and want to make sure they grow up strong, smart and healthy. But like many parents whose children don't have health insurance, you worry about taking care of them. Now, you may have one less thing to worry about. Your state, and every state in the nation, has a health insurance program for infants, children and teens. This web site tells you how to get your children enrolled. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
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    Spanish / Español

HMOs (2)+

  • Fact Sheets: Getting the Best Out of Managed Care

    These fact sheets, in Microsoft Word and PDF formats, provide answers to the following questions and issues relating to Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs) and other managed care health insurance programs: (1) How can this information help me? (2) Understanding Quality Measures (3) Figuring Out Which Health Care Plan Meets Your Needs, (4) Report Cards, (5) Consumer Surveys. Content Detail

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    National Health Law Program (NHeLP)
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    Spanish / Español
  • HMOs - Managed Care

    Managed care is a term that refers to a method of keeping down the costs of medical care by managing your health care through preventive medicine, patient education and utilizing resources in the best way possible. It often has health maintenance organizations (HMOs) as one of its components. Managed care usually means that you must follow more rules when you go to the doctor in exchange for paying less for your health care. The law is becoming more and more important in how people use managed care. This web site contains more information about your rights under managed care. Content Detail

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    American Bar Association

Other Information (3)+

  • Lowering Health Care Costs

    Getting through the health care jungle while keeping down the costs of health care is hard enough. Check out the information we've put together to help you keep those costs under control. Content Detail

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    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • State Health Benefit Plan

    The State Health Benefit Plan (SHBP) provides health insurance coverage to state employees, school system employees, retirees and their dependents. The Department of Community Health's Public Employee Health Benefits Division is responsible for the day-to-day operations. For more information click on this link to go to the Department of Community Health web site and then click on State Health Benefit Plan in the left hand column. Content Detail

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    Georgia Department of Community Health
  • Women's Health

    These articles are just for you. Here you’ll find relevant information on obtaining good medical care, getting the most from your insurance, and protecting your health. Content Detail

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    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)

Private Insurance (5)+

  • Continuation of Health Coverage — COBRA

    The Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act (COBRA) gives workers and their families who lose their health benefits the right to choose to continue group health benefits provided by their group health plan for limited periods of time under certain circumstances such as voluntary or involuntary job loss, reduction in the hours worked, transition between jobs, death, divorce, and other life events. Qualified individuals may be required to pay the entire premium for coverage up to 102 percent of the cost to the plan. Content Detail

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    U.S. Department of Labor
  • Private Health Insurance

    If you don't have access to employer-provided group insurance or public insurance, or if these plans don't adequately cover your family's needs, you'll want to explore your options for private insurance (also called individual insurance). Content Detail

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    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • Protecting Your Health Care Insurance Coverage

    Recent changes in federal law now give additional - though limited - protections to you and your family members when you need to buy, change, or continue your health insurance. These important laws can affect the health benefits of millions of working Americans and their families. Understanding these protections, as well as laws in your State, can help you make a more informed choice if you need to make a change in health coverage. It also can help you better understand the health coverage protections you have under the law. HIPAA OnLine is an interactive tool that helps answer questions about your rights and protections under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. HIPAA OnLine guides you to an answer by asking you questions about your health coverage and situation. Content Detail

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    Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services
  • What is COBRA and How Can It Help You?

    Losing your group health plan coverage? Thanks to the federal COBRA law, you may be entitled to an extension of your previous coverage for up to 18 months. COBRA (the Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) was enacted in 1985 to provide health plan continuation for families facing such crises as the loss of a job or death of a family member. Content Detail

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    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)
  • Your Insurance: Information About Insurance Coverage

    Take charge of your health insurance! We’re here to help you understand your options, keep costs under control, and cope with emergencies. Content Detail

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    National Health Law Program (HealthCareCoach.com)

Know Your Rights Articles (2)+

  • Primary Health Care Centers in Georgia

    This web site contains information about each of the primary health care centers in Georgia. The Office of Regulatory Services regulates primary health care facilities and programs. Most of the regulated health care facilities are certified by ORS for reimbursement under the Medicare and Medicaid programs. Content Detail

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    Department of Human Resources, Office of Regulatory Services
  • United Way of Central Georgia

    There are many services and resources that are available to you in your community. United Way 2-1-1 provides you with the information that you need and helps you find the right service for your specific need. Dial 2-1-1 to speak with a trained referral specialist who will help you locate programs and services in your area. The service is free, and provides confidential information for Central Georgians 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We are equipped to serve the hearing impaired and can accommodate most language Content Detail

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    United Way