Support Links

Helpful resources and contact information

American Cancer Society
American Heart Association
American Kidney Fund Contact Patient Services Department at 800-638-8299 for financial assistance programs.
Cancer Care Contact Jane Levy, Director of Patient Assistance Programs, at 800-813-4673.
Caring Voice Coalition, Inc. Contact Doyle Hull, Director of Patient Services, at 888-267-1440 for premium and copayment assistance.
Chronic Disease Fund – Contact 877-968-7233 for assistance.  Prescription financial assistance for certain diseases.
Colorectal Care Line Call 866-657-8634; financial assistance applications are completed via phone.
Co-Pay Relief Program Call 866-512-3861 for prescription copay assistance.
HealthWell Foundation Call 800-675-8416. Financial assistance for insurance copayments, coinsurance, premiums & prescriptions.
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation

Missouri has two chapters:

St. Louis:

Kansas City:

Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Call 877-557-2672 for copay assistance program. There are two locations that serve Missouri: Mid-America Chapter
913-262-1515 or 800-256-1075 Gateway Chapter
314-878-0780 or 800-264-CURE
LiveStrong Survivor Care Partnership Call 512-236-8820
Missouri Department of Insurance,
Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
MO HealthNet
National Alliance on Mental Illness
National Brain Tumor Foundation Call 800-934-2873
National Foundation for Transplants Call 800-489-3863
National Marrow Patient Assistance Program
& Financial Assistance Fund Call 888-999-6743. You must go through a transplant center for financial assistance. There are five Missouri transplant centers: Saint Luke’s Blood & Marrow Transplant Program Financial Representative: Laura Cross, 816-932-5974 The Children’s Mercy Hospital Blood and Marrow Transplant Program  Financial Representative: Amy Mann, 816-802-1231 Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine Siteman Cancer Center Financial Representative: Pamela Rutledge, 314-454-8358 Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Financial Representative: Faye Williams-314-989-3027 St. Louis University Hospital Transplant Services Financial Representative: Joanne Kelly, 314-577-8867 ext. 22317
National Transplant Assistance Fund
& Catastrophic Injury Program Contact 800-642-8399.  Financial assistance for uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation.
Partnership for Children
Partnership for Prescription Assistance Contact 888-477-2669 to locate qualifying programs.
Patient Access Network Foundation Call 866-316-7263.  Financial support for prescription out-of-pocket costs.
Patient Advocate Foundation Call 866-512-3861 Financial assistance for drug copayments.
Patient Services, Inc. Call 800-366-7741.  Financial assistance for health insurance premiums & prescription copayments.
Health Coverage Tax Credit

The Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) is a program administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides a 65% reduction in your monthly premium.

Effective Jan. 1, 2008, new legislation implemented important provisions to help reduce the number of Missourians without health insurance through portability and fairer tax treatment among all health care consumers. The legislation designated MHIP as a qualified coverage option under the Trade Adjustment Assistance Act (TAA). This designation provides a tax deduction for all Missourians for health insurance premiums included in their federally adjusted gross income.

The Trade Adjustment Assistance Reform Act of 2002 (TAA) created a federal tax credit that subsidizes private health insurance coverage for:

  • Displaced workers certified to receive certain TAA benefits
  • Older workers receiving ATAA benefits
  • Individuals receiving benefits from PBGC

As of March 2011, the tax credit is 65 percent of the premium paid by eligible individuals for qualified health insurance coverage. This credit is referred to as the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC) and is administered by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Two options are available to an eligible individual to receive the benefit. Taxpayers may:

  • Claim the 65 percent credit on their federal tax return at the end of the year, OR
  • Obtain an advance credit of 65 percent,which requires the taxpayer to pay the 35 percent balance of the monthly premium.

For additional information on the HCTC at, click here.

For additional information on the HCTC for PBGC recipients, click here.

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Apply for MHIP Coverage

Applications accepted until 11-15-13.

It's easy to apply for MHIP coverage. We've put together a simple checklist to help you get all your information in order.

Go to the Apply Now Checklist Page for information and helpful links.

Download the MHIP Application.

Need help with your application?
Call us at 800-821-2231.

Appeals and Grievances

Appeals and Grievances should be filed in accordance with State Pool Certificate of Coverage (page 45).

State Pool Certificate of Coverage