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INSURANCE, EMPLOYMENT AND OTHER RESOURCES RELATED TO COVID-19

The coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic has led to incredible significant changes to our everyday lives. Employment and insurance issues have been at the forefront of this historic time in our history as our everyday life, work, social and recreational activities have all 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 everyday lives and health. 

While we all wait for federal financial support to take shape, the UCLA Adult Congenital Heart Disease Center wants to be aware of some key resources that may be invaluable for you so that you may know about changes to existing benefits and other resources that may benefit your situation.  Please look through the list below to find what suits your needs. These links include information on changes made by each insurance provider to accommodate those impacted by COVID-19, applying for Medi-Cal, potential employment opportunities, unemployment, disability aids, and food information among others.

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 COVID-19

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

ACHD Caregiver Support Information -  ACHA Caregiver Webinar by David Highfill, LCSW - November 18, 2020

https://www.achaheart.org/your-heart/webinars/2020/achd-spouse-partner-caregiver-support-helping-the-helpers/