Consumers

Consumers

 

Health Help Mississippi

Health Help is a not-for-profit program that provides comprehensive enrollment and advocacy services to eligible Mississippians attempting to enroll and/or reapply for state benefits in Medicaid/CHIP.

We also serve as a resource to help Mississippians navigate the new benefits under the Affordable Care Act such as Private insurance assistance (i.e., denied claims, coverage for children up to age 26) and education on the Health Insurance Marketplace.

The toll-free number, 1-877-314-3843 accepts statewide calls, Monday-Friday from 9am–5pm from those needing help.

This website, http://www.healthhelpms.org also ,offers information and assistance. Health Help will improve health care access to all individuals and families.

All Health Help Services are free. Health Help Counselors Can Help You Keep up-to-date on the latest Medicaid/CHIP information.

  • Keep up-to-date on the latest Medicaid/CHIP information
  • Understand your rights and responsibilities as a Beneficiary.
  • Consumer appeals (Medicaid/CHIP/private insurance)
  • Private insurance assistance (i.e., denied claims, coverage for children up to age 26)

 

MS Left Me Out

Under the Affordable Care Act, it was intended that every person have access to affordable health coverage. The law made it mandatory that states expand their Medicaid programs so that low-income people would be able to get Medicaid. But a Supreme Court decision gave states the OPTION instead of mandating them to expand their Medicaid programs. Up to now, unlike 26 other states, Mississippi has said NO to expanding the Medicaid program that would help and provide health insurance to nearly 130,000 Mississippians. These are the people that are in the Medicaid Expansion gap, they have no options for affordable health insurance.

Visit http://msleftmeout.org to find out more about the coverage gap and to sign a petition to show your support for Mississippi Medicaid Expansion.

 

Resources

HEALTH INSURANCE MARKETPLACE CONSUMER GUIDE

CONFUSED ABOUT YOUR TAXES AND HEALTH INSURANCE?

GETTING STARTED ON SUPRISE MEDICAL BILLS: AN ADVOCATES'S GUIDE