Learn More

To learn more about MO HealthNet, visit the MO HealthNet website.

Medicare.gov is the official Medicare website. The site offers numerous resources, including answers to frequently asked questions and information on finding Part C (Medicare Advantage) and Part D plans.

For general information or to order Medicare booklets, call Medicare at 1-800-633-4227 or 1-877-486-2048 (TTY). The line is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Medicare and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to Who Pays First shows how it works when you have Medicare and other coverage.

The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) have a helpful pamphlet on the interaction between Medicare and private health coverage, called Medicare and Other Health Benefits: Your Guide to Who Pays First.

Healthcare.gov has information about individual insurance plans.

Getting Health Care Coverage

MO HealthNet

To apply for MO HealthNet, download the MO HealthNet application form. After you print it and fill it out, submit it to your local Family Support Division (FSD) office. There is also an online application for children under the age of 19, some parents and pregnant women, and uninsured women ages 18 – 54 who want women's health services. These groups may also apply by phone at 1-855-373-9994.

Medicare

People with disabilities who get Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Childhood Disability Benefits (CDB) get Medicare coverage. After getting SSDI or CDB benefits for 24 months (or 2 years), you will automatically be enrolled in Original Medicare. You do not need to apply separately. You should get notice of your pending enrollment in Original Medicare during your 20th month of getting SSDI benefits.

Employer-Sponsored Health Care Coverage

Employers allow you to sign up for employer-sponsored health care coverage during specific time periods. These periods may be called by different names, such as initial enrollment, open enrollment, or open season. Talk to your company's Human Resources office to learn more. You can get more information about how private health insurance works in Missouri by contacting the Missouri Department of Insurance.

Individual Coverage

Healthcare.gov is the easiest place to apply for a private individual health plan and is the only place where you can get government help paying for your monthly premium. You can get local help with your Healthcare.gov application.

Ticket to Work

Social Security’s Ticket to Work Program helps people with disabilities who get Social Security benefits re-enter the workforce and become more independent. The Ticket to Work Program offers free access to employment-related services, such as training, transportation, and vocational rehabilitation.

Benefits Planning Services

If you're currently on SSI, SSDI, or CDB benefits, and you're looking for a job, a trained Benefits Specialist can help you avoid complications when you are working on a job plan for your future. For questions or guidance specific to your situation, you can speak to someone at the Ticket to Work Help Line at 1-866-968-7842 (1-866-833-2967 TTY/TDD) Monday through Friday from 8:00AM - 8:00PM EST.