The Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program is uniquely designed to help the uninsured and/or low-income pay for a standard Kaiser Permanente for Individuals and Families (KPIF) plan. The program will subsidize the full monthly premium for up to 12 months, with the potential to renew for an additional 12 months, at the discretion of Kaiser Permanente.

Coverage includes preventive services, hospitalization, comprehensive pharmacy, and more.

When's the next enrollment session?

The open enrollment period for coverage in 2020 runs from November 1, 2020 until December 15, 2020.

How do I know if I qualify?

You must meet the eligibility requirements for both C4 Atlanta and Kaiser Permanente.

C4 Atlanta requires all applicants:

  • Be a current individual member of C4 Atlanta
  • Have completed one of the following classes:

    • Ignite, entrepreneurship training seminar for artists
    • AIM Atlanta, marketing workshop for artists
    • Website Bootcamp, website building workshop for artists
    • Hatch, 4-month training intensive for artists who wish to work with community

Participation in C4 Atlanta classes does not guarantee acceptance into the bridge program. C4 Atlanta is not an insurance provider. C4 Atlanta programs are designed to serve arts professionals.

Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program Requires:

  • All applicants, and applying dependents, must live in Kaiser Permanente\'s metro Atlanta 20-county service area.
  • The annual household income for the applicant must be less than the current income guidelines for 100% of the Federal Poverty Level (FPL). See chart below for income household income threshold based on number of dependents.
  • The 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 (plans exceeding 9.86% of the employee\'s household income are considered not affordable).
  • The applicant must be age 64 or younger, and all child dependents must be younger than 26.
  • The applicant or applying dependent(s) cannot have been previously enrolled in the Kaiser Permanente Bridge Program.

Additional Guidelines

Due to COVID-19 we are awaiting 2021 KP Bridge program materials, which may include changes in requirements.

If you have a specific question or concern, please reach out to us at actionteam@c4atlanta.org