INSURANCE, EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER RESOURCES RELATED TO COVID-19
The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has led to significant changes to our everyday lives. Employment and insurance issues have been at the forefront of this historic time as our everyday life, work, social and recreational activities have been significantly limited. Due to social distancing, the need to remain sheltered from others has led to unforeseen business closures and job loss. For congenital heart disease patients, these losses have additional meaning as they may impede our ability to seek necessary medical attention and get the medication refills we desperately need to maintain our livelihood and health.
While we all wait for federal financial support to take shape, the UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center wants you to be aware of some key resources that may be invaluable for you. Please review the links below to learn about changes and updates to health insurance provider coverage and other resources that may benefit your situation. These links include information on changes made by each insurance provider to accommodate those impacted directly or indirectly by COVID-19, information on applying for Medi-Cal, potential employment opportunities for those who have lost their jobs, unemployment, disability aids, information on food assistance, and more.
Unemployment health insurance info - https://www.goodrx.com/blog/covid-19-unemployed-health-insurance-options/
Medicaid/Medi-Cal information - https://www.commonwealthfund.org/blog/2020/medicaid-and-coronavirus-putting-nations-largest-health-care-first-responder-work?gclid=EAIaIQobChMInPXW947Z6AIVhcDACh1pHwGGEAAYASAAEgJVvvD_BwE
What are insurance companies doing in response to COVID-19? - https://www.ahip.org/health-insurance-providers-respond-to-coronavirus-covid-19/
Details of services provided by calling the resource hotline: 211 -http://www.211.org/services/covid19
Resources for coping support, housing, healthcare, taxes, homelessness, etc., - https://covid19.ca.gov/resources-for-emotional-support-and-well-being/#top
For those who were laid off from work - https://onwardca.org/
Labor department info on COVID-19 for employees and employers - https://www.labor.ca.gov/coronavirus2019/
Financial resources for residents impacted by COVID-19 - https://covid19.lacounty.gov/covid19-news/financial-resources-for-residents-impacted-by-covid-19/
Job loss or reduced hours due to COVID-19 - https://ktla.com/news/coronavirus/heres-what-to-do-if-you-lose-hours-or-your-job-due-to-covid-19-in-california/
Unemployment, and state disability for COVID19 - https://www.edd.ca.gov/about_edd/coronavirus-2019.htm
Los Angeles employment opportunities/information - https://lajobsportal.org/#find-jobs
Meals and other resources for persons 60 years of age and over - https://aging.lacity.org/
CalFresh emergency food aid information - https://wclp.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/CalFreshEmergencyAllotmentFinalFactsheet_4.3.2020.pdf