Insurance Support Resources

We know that many people living with IBD need a bit of extra support. We are here to help with a listing of outside organizations, companies, and services that can make your life easier or assist you with getting the care that you need.


Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic illnesses that require frequent monitoring, testing, and treatments. Obtaining health insurance to cover healthcare costs can be challenging for those who need it most. These organizations may help you look for public and private health insurance options to help individuals and families obtain affordable healthcare.


If you are looking for a specific resource not on this list, please contact our IBD Help Center.


The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation does not endorse the services offered by the organizations listed below. This is offered for informational purposes only.



American Council of Life Insurers - State Insurance Departments Directory

The American Council of Life Insurers (ACLI) advocates on behalf of these 280 member companies whose products and services help 90 million American families achieve financial security.


ACLI - Tips on Buying Life Insurance

A list of tips on buying life insurance from the ACLI. Most states require insurers to provide a buyer’s guide to explain life insurance terms, benefits, and costs. Ask your agent for a copy of the life insurance company’s guide.


Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

CMS serves the public as a trusted partner and steward, dedicated to advancing health equity, expanding coverage, and improving health outcomes.


Department of Veterans Affairs

This site provides Veterans, Service members, Wounded Warriors, their family members, and their authorized caregivers with a single sign-on, central access point to clinical and benefits information.


FAIR Health, Inc.

FAIR Health is an independent nonprofit that collects data for and manages the nation’s largest database of privately billed health insurance claims and is entrusted with Medicare Parts A, B and D claims data for 2013 to the present.


Global Healthy Living Foundation - 50-State Network

The 50-State Network is the grassroots advocacy arm of CreakyJoints and the Global Healthy Living Foundation comprised of patients with chronic illness who are trained as health care activists to proactively connect with local, state, and federal health policy stakeholders to share their perspective and influence change.

This site covers topics relating to the Affordable Care Act, including open enrollment questions, insurance marketplace information, how to apply and enroll, how to use your coverage, tax information, and much more.


Hill-Burton Free and Reduced-Cost Health Care

The Hill-Burton Act is a federal government program that requires various health care facilities, including hospitals and other locations that have been granted federal funds for facility construction, modernization, or reconstruction to provide patients with free or low cost health care services.


Health Insurance Resources provides consumer information about health insurance and health reform.


National Association of Benefits and Insurance Professionals

NABIP is an organization for health insurance and employee benefits professionals and works to ensure all Americans have access to high quality affordable Healthcare and related services.