Health Information Center

The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information and Education Center August 2006

The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information and Education Center August 2006

Private health Insurance- Resources for Families Illinois-specific resources

The Arc of Illinois Family to Family Health Information and Education Center 866-931-1110 (toll free for Illinois families)/708-560-6703 familytofamily@thearcofil.org

www.thearcofil.org/familytofamily

Insurance brochures from the Division of Specialized Care for Children

Choosing and Getting the Most from your Managed Care Plan

http://internet.dscc.uic.edu/forms/1808readformat.pdf

Insurance Terminology for Families:

http://internet.dscc.uic.edu/forms/1802readformat.pdf

Understanding Health Insurance

http://internet.dscc.uic.edu/forms/1805readformat.pdf

Illinois Attorney General, Health Care Bureau

(For help with insurance appeals)

http://www.illinoisattorneygeneral.gov/consumers/healthcare.html

Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation, Division of Insurance

http://www.idfpr.com/DOI/Main/Contact_us.asp

(Toll-free consumer help lines for insurance questions and problems)

Campaign for Better Health Care

Children’s Helpline

http://cbhconline.org/Helpline/index.htm#Childr

Georgetown University Health Policy Institute

Consumer’s Guide to Getting and Keeping Health Insurance in Illinois

http://healthinsuranceinfo.net/il.pdf

Families USA: Consumer Health Advocacy Resources in Illinois

http://www.familiesusa.org/resources/program-locator/resources/illinois/

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Family Voices Resources

Private Insurance Issues:

National Resources

http://familyvoices.org/hcf/privateinsissues.pdf

Private Insurance Checklist:

http://familyvoices.org/hcf/pi-checklist.pdf

Basic Private Health Insurance

http://familyvoices.org/hcf/basicprivatehealthins.pdf

American Academy of Pediatrics, National Center of Medical Home Initiatives for Children with Special Needs,

Insurance Information for Families:

http://www.medicalhomeinfo.org/tools/Ins_Families.html

National Health Law Project, Health Care Coach: Covering Health Care Costs of Children with Special Needs http://www.healthcarecoach.com/resources/index.php?view=detail&id=209&node=23

Health Care Benefits for Speech, Language, Hearing & Related Disorders

http://www.healthcarecoach.com/resources/index.php?view=detail&id=400&node=54

Families USA: Consumer Rights Center

Resources to Help Consumers with Private Health Insurance

http://www.familiesusa.org/issues/private-insurance/consumer-rights-center/

New England Serve: Paying the Bills

Tips for Families on Financing Health Care for Children with Special Needs

http://neserve.org/neserve/ptb.html

American Speech, Language and Hearing Association (ASHA)

Getting your employer to cover speech, hearing and language services

http://www.asha.org/public/speech/

Kaiser Family Foundation:

How Private Insurance Works: A Primer

http://www.kff.org/insurance/2255-index.cfm

United States Department of Labor

Health Benefits Advisor: eLaws website

http://www.dol.gov/elaws/ebsahealth.htm

Compliance Guide for Qualified Medical Child Support Orders

http://www.dol.go v/ebsa/publications/qmcso.html#section5

Health Plans and Benefits

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/health-plans/index.htm

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