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COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance



Fund Type


Maximum Award Level


Pharmacy Card Fund


Household Income Limit

500% of the Federal Poverty Level
(adjusted for household size and high
cost of living areas)

Items Covered

  • COBRA Premium Costs      Related to COVID-19      Layoffs/Unemployment
  • Employee Portion of Insurance      Premium Cost Related to      COVID-19 Furlough

Fund Definition

Limited time assistance with employee portion of insurance premium costs related to COVID-19 furloughs and COBRA Premium costs related to COVID-19 layoffs/unemployment.

Grant Utilization

HealthWell estimates that patients use an average of $2,550 during their 12-month grant period for this disease area.

Consider Premium Assistance

Under this fund, HealthWell can assist with premium costs. Medicare supplemental policies can help with cost shares related to many aspects of your health care. Using a HealthWell grant to cover premiums may be a better option than treatment-specific cost shares.

Do I Qualify?

To qualify for assistance through the COVID-19 Insurance Premium Payment Assistance Fund, the following eligibility requirements must be met:

    1. The health insurance policy holder has been laid off from his/her job due to the COVID-19 crisis
    2. The health insurance policy holder has been furloughed from his/her job due to the COVID-19 crisis
    3. The health insurance policy holder OR a covered member of the health insurance policy:
      a. Has a cancer/oncology diagnosis OR a serious, chronic illness
      b. Is in active treatment where a disruption in therapy would have serious consequences for the patient
    4. Household Income of the health insurance policy holder prior to being laid off or furloughed is within 500% of the Federal Poverty Level

About COVID-19

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019) is a respiratory disease caused by a novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), reported cases of COVID-19 have ranged from very mild, including some with no reported symptoms, to severe, including illness resulting in death. Elderly and people of all ages with severe underlying health conditions, such as heart or lung disease, and diabetes, appear to be at higher risk of developing serious illness. If symptoms develop such as fever, cough, and /or difficulty breathing, and you have been in close contact with a person known to have COVID-19 or have recently traveled from an area with ongoing spread of COVID-19, the CDC advises individuals to stay home and contact their health care provider. Recognizing persons who are at risk for COVID-19 is a critical component of identifying cases and preventing further transmission.  Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Additional Resources

You may also visit our Resource List to view other copayment organizations that may provide assistance.

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