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Deadline looms for adults seeking health care coverage

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SAGINAW COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

Uninsured adults in Saginaw County have less than a week to meet a deadline to sign up for health care coverage with minimal or no copay costs.

The deadline to sign up for the Adult Benefit Waiver (Saginaw Health Plan A) is next Tuesday, April 30.

Through ABW, uninsured adults will pay only $1 copays for prescription drugs. They do not have copays for emergency room visits, after-hours urgent care, ambulance services, mental health services and prescriptions, doctor visits and outpatient surgery.

Individual employed workers are eligible for this program if their income is less than $618 a month. Unemployed individuals qualify for the program if their income is less than $335 a month. For two-people working households, the combined income to qualify must be less than $765 a month. For unemployed two-people households, the combined income to quality is less than $452 a month. To qualify, applicants must not have children living with them.

Apply in person at the Department of Human Services location at: 

  • DHS at 411 E. Genesee, Saginaw, MI 48607. Phone number: (989) 758-1100

People can also apply at: 

  • Janes Street Clinic at 1522 Janes St., Saginaw MI 48601. Phone number: (989) 755-0316 
  • Saginaw Health Plan, 1600 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 506, Saginaw MI 48602. Call (989) 758-3756 for information or to make an appointment.

Get applications online: www.michigan.gov/mibridges.

Applicants must show the following documents: 

  • Social Security card
  • Identification (Michigan picture ID is best)
  • Proof of all income for last 30 days (check stubs, etc.)
  • Proof of bank or credit union account balances within the last 30 days (bank statement, bank book, etc.)
  • Proof of value of investments (stocks, bonds, retirement accounts, etc.)

"We encourage Saginaw County residents who don't have coverage to sign up for the Adult Benefit Waiver because this program helps people who have no insurance get the care and treatment they need at nearly no cost to them," said Linda Hamacher, Executive Director. "Through this program, people can stay health before a medical condition becomes a crisis."

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