Thousands of Virginians aged 19 to 64 will soon be able to sign up for new health coverage that will give them access to services at a low cost. This new coverage will allow eligible adults to visit their doctor for help with preventing illness and improving their health.
If you work in a range of traditionally lower paying jobs such as retail, construction, childcare, landscaping, food service or any job that doesn’t offer health insurance, you may be able to get low-cost health insurance. The new coverage will include regular preventive care as well as treatment for chronic health conditions.
Having reliable health insurance gives peace of mind and greater financial security. It helps individuals to be more productive in their jobs and allows families to spend more time together so that they enjoy a high quality of life. Effective January 1, 2019, Medicaid will be available to eligible adult Virginians ages 19-64 who live in households earning at or below 138% of the Federal Poverty Level ($28,676 for a family of 3 in 2018).
To qualify for the new health coverage, individuals must:
- Be a Virginia resident, ages 19-64
- Not already in or eligible for Medicare
- Meet income requirements, which vary by household size
Get more information here: http://coverva.org/