We recently added resources from our NDNRC Friend organization, Mental Health America which we believe could be helpful to navigators in explaining health insurance to consumers. Their fact sheet on “How Insurance Works” explains the basics of insurance, including what’s covered, what co-pays and deductibles are and what a network is. Their fact sheet on “How to Use Health Insurance” provides helpful tips for consumers on topics such as finding a provider, the difference between primary and emergency care and keeping track of insurance information. Both of these fact sheets are available as brochures in multiple languages, including Spanish, French, Arabic, Amharic, Chinese and Vietnamese. Both of these fact sheets can also be accessed on Mental Health America’s webpage guide to health insurance by clicking here. These links are also available on our Resources & Links page under “Enrollment Resources – Mental Health and Behavioral Health” and “Enrollment Resources – Overview.” All of these links are also listed below.
- Guide to Health Insurance
- Fact Sheet on “How Insurance Works”
- Fact Sheet on “How to Use Health Insurance”