If you lose your Culinary health insurance, you may be able to get health insurance through Medicaid. Medicaid is a program that lets you to apply for health insurance that is paid for by the government, and administered by the State in which you live.
What Medicaid covers
Medicaid can cover some or all of the cost of:
- Doctors visits
- Hospital visits
- Specialist visits
- Lab work
- Dental care
- Eye exams
This is not a complete list. The exact services covered will depend on which Medicaid plan you choose.
Applying for Medicaid
You can apply for Medicaid before you lose your health insurance. If you qualify for Medicaid, you can apply ahead of time. Medicaid will be your secondary insurance until your primary (Culinary) insurance ends.
Even if you think that you don't qualify for Medicaid, you may want to apply anyway. If you have children in your household, someone is pregnant, or someone has special needs, they may qualify.
Be ready before you apply for Medicaid. Having your documents before you apply can speed up the process.
Your caseworker may be able to assist if you do not have all of the documentation.
Your citizenship will need to be verified before you can be approved for Medicaid. If the caseworker cannot verify your citizenship you may be asked to provide the following:
- A certified original U.S. birth certificate
- A U.S. passport
- A U.S. military ID
- A Certificate of U.S. Citizenship
- A Certificate of Naturalization
This is not a complete list; it is only the most common choices. You will be informed about other options when you apply.
Since Medicaid is administered by the states, you must be a resident and intend to continue living in Nevada to be approved for Medicaid in Nevada.
You will need information about your employment and financial situation. Some documents you may need include:
- Pay stubs
- Verification from your former employer that your job ended
- Information about any unemployment benefits you receive
- Information about any veterans benefits you receive
- Information about child support or alimony payments
- Receipts for education expenses
- Bank statements
This is not a complete list. What documentation you need will depend on your circumstances.
If you live in Nevada
- To apply for Medicaid and other assistance, visit the Access Nevada web site.
Applying by phone
You can also apply for Medicaid in Nevada by phone:
Applying by mail
You can get a paper Medicaid application by going to your union. Printable applications are also available online.
Fill out the application and then mail it to:
You can also bring your completed application to a DWSS office near you.
If you live in Arizona
The State of Arizona has a website called Health-e-Arizona Plus where you can find out if you qualify for Medicaid, review your options, and apply for assistance. To apply for Medicaid in Arizona, visit www.healthearizonaplus.gov.
Applying by phone
You can also enroll for Medicaid in Arizona by phone:
- Call 855-432-7587
If you don't qualify
If you don't qualify for Medicaid, you may be able to get healthcare at a Federally Qualified Health Center. Visit this page for more information about Federally Qualified Health Centers.