The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America Launches Health Insurance Guide for Individuals with MS
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA), a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS), announces the launch of a new website addition accessed at mymsaa.org. Titled My Health Insurance Guide, this dedicated section provides comprehensive, easy-to-follow information and resources for the MS community about the Health Insurance Marketplace under the Affordable Care Act (ACA), Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medicaid.
MSAA’s new online resource, My Health Insurance Guide, divides content into targeted areas covering private insurance and Medicare and provides downloadable brochures on the Affordable Care Act and Medicare. In addition, two archived webinars and an educational video titled, “What You Need to Know About the Affordable Care Act” are available to view.
This exciting initiative is supported by unrestricted educational grants from: Biogen Idec; Genentech; Genzyme, a Sanofi company; and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. The video was made possible through support from Teva Neuroscience.
Please visit My Health Insurance Guide at mymsaa.org to read this important information before open enrollment begins or call (800) 532-7667, extension 154 to speak with one of MSAA’s Client Services Specialists. For questions about this initiative or any of MSAA’s programs and services, contact Sarah Masino, community relations coordinator at (800) 532-7667, extension 122 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Multiple Sclerosis Association of America (MSAA) is a national nonprofit organization and leading resource for the entire MS community, improving lives today through vital services and support. MSAA provides free programs and services, such as: a Helpline with trained specialists; award-winning publications, including MSAA’s magazine, The Motivator; MSAA’s nationally recognized website (at mymsaa.org), featuring award-winning educational videos and research updates; S.E.A.R.C.H.™ program to assist the MS community with learning about different treatment choices; a mobile phone app, My MS Manager™ (named one of the best multiple sclerosis iPhone & Android apps by Healthline.com); a resource database, My MS Resource Locator; safety and mobility equipment distribution; cooling accessories for heat-sensitive individuals; educational events held across the country; MRI funding; and more. For additional information, please visit www.mymsaa.org or call (800) 532-7667.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a disease of the central nervous system (CNS), which consists of the brain, optic nerves, and spinal cord. MS damages or destroys the protective covering (known as myelin) surrounding the nerves of the CNS, and can potentially injure the nerves as well. This damage causes reduced communication between the brain and nerve pathways. Common MS symptoms include visual problems, overwhelming fatigue, difficulty with balance and coordination, and various levels of impaired mobility. Many experts estimate that 2.5 million people worldwide have been diagnosed with this disease, and most people with MS are diagnosed between the ages of 15 and 50. MS is not contagious and researchers continue to look for both a cause and a cure.