Download Patient Education Fact Sheets provided by the LFA.
Contact the LFA Health Educator via email or phone 800.558.0121.
Download a list of publications recommended by the LFA.
Allsup: www.allsup.com (Social Security Disability Representation Expert)
Could I Have Lupus?: www.couldihavelupus.gov (Government-created site that provides information on helping understand lupus, lupus symptoms and resources for living with lupus.)
Health Insurance Marketplace: www.healthcare.gov/marketplace/index.html (The Health Insurance Marketplace is a new way to get coverage that meets patient needs. Get information on the Affordable Health Care Act.) Please visit the Health Insurance Marketplace section on the national LFA site for valuable information and resources.
Indiana Department of Insurance: www.in.gov/idoi/2570.htm (In addition to providing general insurance information, the site includes information on the High Risk Pool. The Indiana Comprehensive Health Insurance Association may be an option for those who have been denied coverage through an individual health insurance company. )
Indiana Healthcare Toolbox: http://www.indianahealthcaretoolbox.org/home (Helps schools, nonprofit groups and community organizations connect uninsured families to Indiana’s public health insurance programs. The toolbox provides families and professionals information on what programs are available and who is eligible, while giving professionals the tools they need to locate and direct those families on where to apply for coverage.)
Lupus Check: http://www.lupuscheck.com/index.html (Website and patient tools offered by GlaxoSmithKline; designed to encourage an open and honest discussion between physicians and lupus patients.)
Need Help Paying Bills: http://www.needhelppayingbills.com/html/indiana_assistance_programs.html (Provides information on financial assistance programs, charities, non-profits and other resources that can help people make it through a difficult period. Find ways to get help with rent, utility bills, free food, foreclosure and credit counseling, health care, and much more.)
NIAMS (National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases): www.niams.nih.gov (NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases.)
Patient Advocate Foundation: http://www.patientadvocate.org/ (Patient Advocate Foundation's Patient Services provides patients with arbitration, mediation and negotiation to settle issues with access to care, medical debt, and job retention related to their illness.)
Social Security Administration: http://www.ssa.gov/pgm/disability.htm (Social Security pays disability benefits to patients and certain members of their family if they have worked long enough and have a medical condition that has prevented them from working or is expected to prevent them from working for at least 12 months or end in death.