What is the Bridge Program?
The Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is uniquely designed to help those who are uninsured, income eligible, and actively enrolled in a training program with a participating community partner by providing help to pay for a Kaiser Permanente for Individual and Families (KPIF) plan. As a Community Health initiative, we will subsidize the full monthly premium for up to 12 months, depending on the time of enrollment*. Coverage under the KPIF health plan includes preventive services, hospitalization, comprehensive pharmacy and more.
*Subscribers may be given the opportunity to reapply for an additional 12 months at the discretion of Kaiser Permanente.
Who is eligible for Bridge?
You may qualify if you live in the Kaiser Permanente of Georgia service area and meet the following requirements:
- Actively enrolled with a participating community partner.
- Live in a household with an income less than the current income guidelines for 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (for example, up to $12,490 gross a year for a single person or $25,750 for a family of 4 in 2020)
- Not eligible for financial assistance through the Georgia Health Insurance Exchange, public programs such as Medicaid, Peach Care for Kids, or Medicare, or have access to an affordable job-based health plan (plans exceeding 9.86% of the employee’s household income are considered not affordable).
- Age 64 or younger
- Not previously enrolled in the Bridge Program
Applying for the Bridge Program
To assist in the identification and eligibility determination of potential members, Kaiser Permanente partners with local organizations, schools and workforce development agencies. If you are interested in applying for the Bridge Program, please contact the community partner you are affiliated with directly. All enrollment is done through the community partners.
*Enrollment into the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is limited; Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to stop accepting new enrollments at any time without prior notice.