What questions should I ask about insurance for a transplant?

Questions you should ask your insurance company about insurance for a transplant include:
  • Is there an assigned individual who strictly works with transplant cases?
  • What is the “cap” on my benefits?
  • Are there deductibles I have to pay?
  • Does my insurance cover medications indefinitely, since most of my medications will be needed for the rest of my life?
Though funding issues can be worrisome, it is important to discuss these issues at length with the transplant center’s social worker. Keep the social worker advised of any changes in your insurance coverage and funding.

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