BATON ROUGE – If you’ve recently lost your healthcare coverage because of job loss or furlough, don’t panic -- you have several options for affordable plans.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana’s Mike Bertaut, healthcare economist and author of the insurer’s Straight Talk multimedia blog, shares the different ways people can find affordable healthcare plans in a recent post on enrollment opportunities.
In addition to changes in your employment, other life changes like getting married, having a baby, moving or having a change in your household income can trigger a Special Enrollment Period for you to sign up for a new health plan.
If you are in this situation, the main ways you can search for healthcare coverage options are:
For more information about this and other topics related to healthcare policy, costs and quality, visit www.straighttalkla.com. The Straight Talk blog is typically updated weekly. The site includes a link to sign up for the Straight Talk e-newsletter.
You can visit the Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana YouTube page to see short videos from Straight Talk and on other health topics. Subscribe to know when new videos are added. You can also connect with Blue Cross on social media for regular updates.
For information on what Blue Cross is doing for members during the COVID-19 situation, visit www.bcbsla.com/covid19.
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is committed to our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians. Founded in New Orleans in 1934, we are a tax-paying nonprofit health insurer with offices in every major region to serve our customers. We were recognized in 2019 as an honoree of The Civic 50, named by Points of Light as one of the 50 most community-minded companies in United States.
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. We are a private mutual company, owned by our policyholders, with an independent Louisiana Board of Directors and no shareholders. We invite all Louisianians to visit our website at www.bcbsla.com or talk to us on social media.