Health Care Financing for Transition Aged Youth Thursday, November 17, 2005 Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Bobby Peterson Attorney & Executive Director ABC for Health, Inc. ABC FOR HEALTH, INC.
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Attorney & Executive Director
ABC for Health, Inc.
ABC for Health’s mission is to provide information, advocacy tools, legal services and expert support needed to obtain, maintain, and finance health care coverage and services.
A BRIEF HISTORY:
WHAT IS IT AND WHY DO WE DO IT?
dependent children may end coverage when the child
reaches maturity. However, coverage of a dependent
child cannot end while the child continues to be both:
Incapable of self-sustaining employment because
of a mental retardation or physical handicap; and
Chiefly dependent upon the person insured under
the policy for support and maintenance.
This applies both to group and individual policies.
Insurers can require notice of continued dependence
after a child reaches the maximum age under the
policy. [s. 632.88, Wis. Stat.]
Family Fiscal Unit (FFU)
Individual income and asset test
MEDICARE after 24 months services
Not means tested
Eligibility automatic when qualify for SSI
Beneficiaries can have both
Covers more services than MedicareHealth Coverage Programs
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