COBRA provides former employees, spouses, and dependent children the right to temporary continuation of health insurance coverage at group rates for those who have lost their jobs due to certain specific events, including layoffs.
New York State of Health Exchange Navigator Program
If you are in need of health insurance, you are eligible for free Health Care Exchange Navigator services. Exchange Navigators will meet with you and help guide you through the process of applying for health insurance through the Health Exchange, Medicaid or Child Health Plus.
These free services are available at Local 338's Office (1505 Kellum Place, Mineola, New York 11501) on Mondays and Tuesdays. To schedule an appointment with a Navigator please call 516-281-0288.
**Bilingual Navigators are also available**
Prescription Discount Program
The Partnership for Prescription Assistance helps uninsured and financially struggling patients who lack prescription coverage get access to prescription assistance programs that offer medicines for free or at a discounted rate. Their website also provides information on accessing health care through free or low-cost health clinics. For more information about these services and to apply, visit: www.pparx.org
Familywize Prescription Drug Discount Card is a program run in partnership with the United Way that provides a discount on prescription drugs at participating pharmacies. For more information and to download your free discount card, visit:www.familywize.org or call 800-222-2818.
Needy Meds provides information and resources that can help you to afford your medications and health care costs. For more information, visit: www.needymeds.org or call 800-503-6897.
Free Health Clinics
Free health and dental services are available through many non-profit organizations and area hospitals. For a list of these locations, visit:
New York State - www.freeclinicdirectory.org/new_york_care.html
New York City - www.nycfreeclinic.med.nyu.edu/information-for-patients/health-resources/list-by-service
Nassau County - www.nassaucountyny.gov/2751/Hospital-Clinic-and-Community-Health-Car
Suffolk County - www.suffolkcountyny.gov/Departments/HealthServices/PatientCare/HealthCenters.aspx
In the wake of the recent bankruptcy of A&P, it is now more important than ever for us to remain united. UFCW Locals have put together a guide of resources which outlines state, local and federal services that could be of assistance during these difficult times. While this unfortunate situation is through no fault of your own and is entirely in the hands of A&P, we as union members must continue to be strong and assist one another. We hope that the information listed below will help in easing the stress that you and your families are facing. As always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact our union.
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