Diabetes Bites Newsletter

New Health Insurance Guide for People With Type 1 Diabetes from JDRF

juvenile diabetes research foundation

JDRF has announced a new online resource for people with type-1 diabetes to help navigate and maximize their health insurance benefits and options.   

Contents include:

  • How to choose an insurance plan (private or public)
  • Clear explanations of commonly-used insurance terms
  • Strategies for appealing denials
  • Obtaining prior authorization for prescribed meds and devices
  • Applying for exceptions of non-preferred (or non-covered) products
  • Financial assistance programs for people with Type-1 diabetes

The site also contains resources for employers and human resource specialists to help guide health plan choices and decisions. 

Kudos to JDRF for developing a well-designed and much-needed resource!