What Types Of Health Coverage Are There?

It is important to learn more about all of the types of health coverage that may be available to you.

Private Health Insurance
  • Health insurance marketplace
  • Employment-based health insurance
  • Employment-based health insurance

    • This is coverage that is offered through your job or a family member's job.
    • Employers usually pay a portion of your plan's cost through employer cost sharing
    • You can learn more about employment-based health insurance by contacting the Human Resource (HR) department at your workplace.
  • Student-Based Health Insurance
    • This is coverage offered through your college or university.
    • You can learn more about this type of insurance from your student health clinic or the student affairs at your school.
    • Even if you are a student, you are required to have coverage under the Affordable care Act or you'll have to pay a non-coverage penalty fee.
Other Health Coverage
  • Government Programs
  • MEDICAID

    Medicaid provides free or low-cost for some low-income people, families and children, pregnant women, the elderly, and people with disabilities.

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    CHILDREN'S HEALTH INSURANCE PROGRAM (CHIP)

    CHIP provides low-cost health coverage to children in families that earn too much money to qualify for Medicaid.

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    MEDICARE

    Medicare is the federal health insurance program for people who are 65 or older, certain younger people with diabilities, and people with End-Stage Renal Disease.

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  • CareLink
  • The CareLink financial assistance program is open to San Antonio/Bexar County residents who do not have private or public health insurance.

    THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT CARELINK:

    • CareLink is a financial assistance program, and not an insurance.
    • If you have a balance, you are required to make a monthly payment based on your total hoousehold income and family size.
    • You will be assigned your own primary care physician and have access to quality healthcare at University Health System.
    • To schedule an appointment to enroll or renew your membership, call (210) 358-3350, or visit Care Link website
    • or email CareLink@uhs-sa.com
    • For more information: CareLink brochure