Helpful resources and contact information
|American Cancer Society||www.cancer.org|
|American Heart Association||www.americanheart.org|
|American Kidney Fund||http://www.kidneyfund.org/ Contact Patient Services Department at 800-638-8299 for financial assistance programs.|
|Cancer Care||www.cancercare.org Contact Jane Levy, Director of Patient Assistance Programs, at 800-813-4673.|
|Caring Voice Coalition, Inc.||www.caringvoice.org Contact Doyle Hull, Director of Patient Services, at 888-267-1440 for premium and copayment assistance.|
|Chronic Disease Fund||www.cdfund.org – Contact 877-968-7233 for assistance. Prescription financial assistance for certain diseases.|
|Colorectal Care Line||http://www.colorectalcareline.org/ Call 866-657-8634; financial assistance applications are completed via phone.|
|Co-Pay Relief Program||http://www.copays.org Call 866-512-3861 for prescription copay assistance.|
|HealthWell Foundation||www.healthwellfoundation.org Call 800-675-8416. Financial assistance for insurance copayments, coinsurance, premiums & prescriptions.|
|Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation||
Missouri has two chapters:
St. Louis: www.jdrfstl.org
Kansas City: www.jdrf.org/kansascity
|Leukemia & Lymphoma Society||
Call 877-557-2672 for copay assistance program.
There are two locations that serve Missouri:
913-262-1515 or 800-256-1075 Gateway Chapter
314-878-0780 or 800-264-CURE
|LiveStrong Survivor Care Partnership||http://www.livestrong.org Call 512-236-8820|
|Missouri Department of Insurance,
Financial Institutions & Professional Registration
|National Alliance on Mental Illness||www.nami.org|
|National Brain Tumor Foundation||http://www.braintumor.org Call 800-934-2873|
|National Foundation for Transplants||www.transplants.org Call 800-489-3863|
National Marrow Patient Assistance Program
& Financial Assistance Fund
|www.marrow.org 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
|www.transplantfund.org Contact 800-642-8399. Financial assistance for uninsured medical expenses related to transplantation.|
|Partnership for Children||www.pfc.org|
|Partnership for Prescription Assistance||www.pparx.org Contact 888-477-2669 to locate qualifying programs.|
|Patient Access Network Foundation||www.panfoundation.org Call 866-316-7263. Financial support for prescription out-of-pocket costs.|
|Patient Advocate Foundation||www.copays.org Call 866-512-3861 Financial assistance for drug copayments.|
|Patient Services, Inc.||www.uneedpsi.org 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:
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:
For additional information on the HCTC for PBGC recipients, click here.
Apply for MHIP Coverage
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.
Need help with your application?
Call us at 800-821-2231.
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