Understanding Insurance Coverage

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Picking the right insurance coverage for your transplant patient

Considering a change in insurance? Be thorough in your research first…




Typically, most patients are allowed to update or make changes to their insurance coverage once a year, during an open enrollment period. If you are thinking about altering or updating your family's health insurance in any way, please consider the following: 

  • Before altering or picking a new plan, always make sure Boston Children's Hospital and your current Pediatric Transplant Center doctors are covered in the plan’s network.
  • Read all of the plan materials thoroughly.
  • Evaluate your health care costs when making your annual enrollment decisions, factoring in copays, deductibles, premiums, etc.
  • Review the coverage for medication and make sure you fully understand the cost of copays for prescription medications.

Remember, once you have enrolled in a health plan, you likely will not be able to make changes until the next open enrollment period.

If, after studying available plans and speaking with representatives from your insurance provider you are still unclear about options available to you, our office may be able to help. Please contact Angie Perry, financial coordinator at 617-355-0137 or angela.perry@childrens.harvard.edu.

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