The following is a list of organizations that can help individuals with brain injuries and their families learn more about the health insurance options available to them. A link to each organization’s web site is included where available.
Access Health CT is Connecticut’s official health insurance marketplace.
General Medicare information is available by ordering Medicare booklets that explain Medicare health plans.
Husky Health Connecticut assists with the healthcare needs of uninsured children and youth, parents and individuals with disabilities.
The CHOICES Program (CT's Health insurance assistance, Outreach, Information and referral, Counseling, and Eligibility Screening) provides free information about medigap policies, long-term care insurance, Medicare health plan choices, Medicare rights and protections, and benefits screening, etc...Also known as SHIP. State Health Insurance Assistance Program.
SSA -- Social Security Administration
SSA provide information about changing address, Medicare Part A or Part B, lost Medicare cards, and Social Security disability benefits.
SSDRC -- The Social Security and Disability Resource Center
The Social Security Disability Resource Center provides information on federal disability benefit programs, SSD (social security disability, mandated under Title II of the social security act) and SSI (supplemental security income, mandated under Title 16), in addition to answering questions about social security retirement benefits and providing resource links on topics such as Medicare. The SSDRC is published, edited, and maintained by Tim Moore, a former disability claims examiner for the social security administration's disability determination services (DDS), as well as a former caseworker with a background in many federal assistance programs, including Medicaid for Disabled Adults.