Important Notice: The Bridge Program is currently closed for the 2020 Enrollment Period.
Qualify for the Bridge Program
You and your family may qualify to receive health care coverage under the Bridge Program if you meet the following eligibility requirements:
- The primary applicant must be actively enrolled with a participating community partner and meet their program requirements. Learn more about our community partners and the training requirements here.
- All applicants, and applying dependents, must live in Kaiser Permanente’s metro Atlanta 20-county service area.*
- Live in a household with an income no more than 100% of the federal poverty level. Household includes self, spouse/domestic partner, and dependents.
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For families with more than 8 people, add $4,480 for each additional person per year.
- The primary applicant and all applying dependents cannot be eligible for financial assistance through the Georgia Health Insurance Exchange; cannot be eligible for public programs such as Medicaid, Peach Care for Kids, or Medicare; and cannot have access to an affordable job-based health plan.
- The applicant must be age 64 or younger, and all child dependents must be younger than 26.
- The applicant and/or applying dependent(s) cannot have been previously enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program.
*Bartow, Butts, Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Lamar, Newton, Paulding, Pike, Rockdale, Spalding, and Walton counties.
You don’t need to be U.S. citizens to qualify for the Bridge Program.
The Bridge Program may periodically confirm your income and other eligibility criteria. If we find you no longer meet the eligibility requirements, you won’t be able to stay in the Bridge Program. Enrollment in the Kaiser Permanente Gold 500/20 or Signature Gold 500/20 plan will continue, but you will be required to pay the full monthly premium and your out-of-pocket costs, unless you ask us to terminate your coverage.
Other Kaiser Permanente
If you do not meet the requirements for the Bridge Program, financial help from the government could help you get affordable health coverage for you and your family. Other health coverage options include:
- Medicaid may be an option for individuals who meet certain eligibility requirements, such as: children, seniors, and people with disabilities, and pregnant women with income up to 247% of the federal poverty level (for example: $31,524 gross annually for an individual or $64,716 for a family of 4, per 2020 guidelines). Please visit kp.org/medicaid/ga for more information.
- Purchase health coverage through the Georgia Health Insurance Exchange. If you qualify, you may get help paying for your plan premiums or out-of-pocket costs. For more information, visit healthcare.gov. To find a navigator nearby to help you apply, please visit localhelp.healthcare.gov and enter your address.
- Enroll in another plan through Kaiser Permanente or through another health plan. Open enrollment begins November 1, 2020, and ends December 15, 2020. For more information about Kaiser Permanente health plans, please call the Customer Service Center Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Eastern time (ET) at 1-888-865-5813, TTY 711, or visit buykp.org.