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General Health Resources
- About - Health/Fitness — Collection of guide sites on a broad variety of health topics.
- American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking — American Lung Association's Freedom From Smoking Program—The American Lung
Association's popular smoking cessation program is now available at no cost.
- American Medical Association — Home page of the American Medical Association; contains news, information about the AMA, health and fitness information, a searchable database of physicians, information on managing chronic illnesses, and more.
- Fair Health Consumer — National non-profit Website provides an
informed, comprehensive picture of what out-of-network medical and
dental procedures may cost near your zip code.
- HealthCentral.com — Medical information, discussion forums, and news.
- healthfinder.gov — A straightforward U.S. Department of Health portal connecting to broad and deep resources and links that cover almost any health topic.
- Healthy Women — A widely referenced nonprofit organization's "one stop shop" for women's health information.
- Intelihealth — Health news, chats, message boards, health assessments, and topic sections on specific medical conditions.
- Mayo Clinic — In-depth information about specific diseases and condition as well as comprehensive coverage of broader topics like healthy lifestyle,
sports medicine and aging, among many others.
- MedlinePlus — The National Institute of Health's Web site for patients, their families and friends, providing free, easy-to-read and up-to-date information
about diseases, conditions, drugs and supplements and many other wellness topics.
- The Men's Health Network — An informational and educational organization committed to promoting issues affecting men's health.
- WebMD — A personal guide to health, offering medical news, local health guides, discussion groups, live broadcasts and disease information.
- womenshealth.gov — A project of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women's Health containing much useful and easily
- Medicare — Medicare's site has information on coverage, eligibility, enrollment, your Medicare card, replacement card ordering, address changes, and help with health care costs. In addition, you can find out about how to choose a nursing home (alternatives, payment, checklist, patient rights); obtain helpful contacts; view, download, or order Medicare or health related publications; get info on how to recognize and prevent fraud and abuse; and gain access to material to help you stay healthy.
- U.S. Department of Labor Health Benefits — The Health Benefits Advisor is designed to help workers and their families better understand employer and employee organizations (such as a union), provided group health benefits, and the laws that govern them, especially as pertains to changes in their lives and work situations--such as marriage, childbirth, job loss or retirement.
Networks & Carriers
- Beacon Health Options (formerly ValueOptions) — Mental health and chemical dependency benefits are provided through ValueOptions, the largest managed behavioral health care network in the nation.
- BlueCard PPO — Nationwide network for hospital and major medical benefits effective 4/1/2007.
- Delta Dental Plan of California — Delta Dental Plan is the health carrier for dental coverage. Delta has a nationwide network of dentists. When you use a Delta participating dentist, you do not have to complete any claim forms.
- Express Scripts — Express Scripts manages the retail pharmacy network and the Home Delivery Pharmacy (formerly referred to as mail service). You can find a pharmacy, look up drug information and renew a prescription on this website.
- Motion Picture & Television Fund — The Health Plan has made arrangements with The Industry Health Network (TIHN), a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Motion Picture and Television Fund. Though located only in California, it is available to all SAG-Producers Health Plan participants. Its network of physicians and outpatient health centers offers the least expensive option for quality care because when you use a TIHN facility and a TIHN Primary Care Physician (PCP), you have lower annual deductibles and only minor co-payments.
- Vision Service Plan (VSP) — Vision Service Plan is the national network for vision coverage. You can find vision care providers for the Exam Plus Plan on this site.
Today's aging population faces an environment where planning for long-term care is important but can be very difficult since most insurance companies no longer offer coverage. Here are links to organizations that can help you plan ahead and offer resources that can be of assistance:
- AARP — AARP is an association of over 30,000,000 seniors whose stated goal is to shape and enrich the experience of aging for their members and for all Americans. Their site contains much content of interest to seniors and access to all the products sold by AARP.
- California Partnership for Long-Term Care — The California Partnership for Long-Term Care is an innovative program of the State of California, Department of Health Care Services in cooperation with a select number of private insurance companies that have agreed to offer high quality policies that must meet stringent requirements set by the Partnership and the State of California.
- Florida Long-Term Care Partnership Program — Florida's Long-Term Care Partnership Program is a partnership program between Medicaid and private long-term care insurers designed to encourage individuals to purchase private long-term care insurance.
- New York State Partnership for Long-term Care — The New York State Partnership for Long-Term Care is a unique program combining long-term care insurance and Medicaid Extended Coverage. Its purpose is to help New Yorkers financially prepare for the possibility of needing nursing home care, home care or assisted living services someday.
Health Insurance Resources
- Nationwide Health Insurance Guide — This guide gives links, phone numbers and information on industry assistance programs, Federal/State health insurance programs and private sources for individual health insurance.
- Rx Resource Guide — This pharmacy resource guide offers links and phone numbers for a variety of governmental, non-profit and for-profit programs which can help you with drug costs by means of subsidies or discounts.
Financial Assistance Organizations
- Care H.I.P.P. — The Office of AIDS has lead responsibility for coordinating state programs, services, and activities relating to HIV/AIDS.
- H.I.P.P. — These CA Dept of Health Services organizations provide supplementary benefits to MediCal, including the payment of insurance premiums.
- Motion Picture & Television Fund Social and Charitable Services — The Motion Picture & Television Fund is a key resource, exclusively for you as a member of SAG.
- NYS Continuation Assistance Demonstration Program for Entertainment Industry Employees — A state-sponsored pilot program helping New York performers maintain health coverage during episodic employment.
- Screen Actors Guild Emergency Foundation — The SAG Foundation makes it a priority to help Guild members in need. The Emergency Assistance program, the Self-Pay Premium program, and the Catastrophic Health Fund assist eligible members facing challenging circumstances.
- Screen Actors Guild Grant Program — The mission of the Screen Actors Guild Foundation is to enhance the lives of actors by investing in programs which help them in their professional endeavors and the communities in which they live.
- The Actors' Fund of America — The Actors Fund is a nationwide human services organization that helps all professionals in performing arts and entertainment. The Fund is a safety net, providing programs and services for those who are in need, crisis or transition.
- The Episcopal Actors' Guild of America — An organization providing charitable support for people of the performing arts, primarily in the New York City area.
- Motion Picture & TV Fund Home — The Motion Picture & Television Fund is a key resource, exclusively for you as a member of SAG.
- The Actors' Fund of America — The Lillian Booth Actors Home of The Actors Fund in Englewood, New Jersey is an assisted living and skilled nursing care facility, which provides a comfortable living environment on six acres of property for 124 entertainment professionals.
- The Actors' Fund of America Aurora Residence — Opened in 1996, The Dorothy Ross Friedman Residence (formerly The Aurora), the first housing development of its kind in the country, provides supportive housing to special low-income groups including seniors, working professionals and people living with AIDS.
- The Actors' Fund of America Palm View Housing Complex — The Palm View, opened in 1998, is a 40-unit apartment complex that provides homes to low-income people with HIV/AIDS in West Hollywood, CA.