Isn’t that Covered? What Families Need to Know About Mental Health and Insurance
Paying for mental health treatment can be expensive.If your loved one is experiencing depression, she or he may find navigating insurance to be overwhelming. Your loved one may be relying on you to help them navigate the insurance landscape in choosing an appropriate insurance plan and maximizing its coverage, and you may also need to provide financial support for their care as they work toward wellness. During this Open Enrollment period and any time you need to make a change to your insurance, gain the information you need to be more confident in advocating for your loved one’s healthcare coverage by watching this webinar.
Becky, a caregiver
Becky is a family caregiver to her husband Joe. In 2011, Joe experienced a mental health crisis and required Becky’s support. Becky shares her story of navigating mental health treatment and paying for services, while maintaining her own wellness along the way.
Hannah Frigand, Director of Education and Enrollment Services at Health Care for All
Hannah Frigand is the Director of Education and Enrollment Services at Health Care for All, a nonprofit organization based in Boston that works to ensure that everyone in Massachusetts has the equitable, affordable, and comprehensive care that they need to be healthy. Hannah started working at Health Care For All as an intern in 2006 and later joined the Health Care For All team as a HelpLine counselor. She now manages the day-to-day operations of the HelpLine.
Wells Wilkinson, JD
Wells Wilkinson is a Senior Staff Attorney at Health Law Advocates, a nonprofit public interest law firm that provides free legal representation to help low-income residents in Massachusetts access health care coverage or services. Wells represents clients seeking commercial insurance coverage for needed care, and he has successfully appealed denials of a wide range of treatments, from expensive pharmaceuticals to ABA therapy for Autism. Wells also advocates for stronger mental health parity rights and access to needed behavioral health services.
Susan Weinstein, JD
Susan Weinstein, J.D., serves as Co-Executive Director of Families for Depression Awareness and Editor in Chief of Care for Your Mind, a mental health advocacy blog. She has been with the FFDA since 2012.