As a not-for-profit community health system Benefis is committed to caring for all in need, regardless of ability to pay. If you are uninsured or underinsured, you may qualify for a partial or total reduction of your medical bill.
Families earning up to 400 percent of the federal poverty level – up to $94,200 for a family of four – may qualify for partial financial assistance. Families earning 200 percent or less of the federal poverty level - $47,100 or less for a family of four – may qualify for a complete write-off of their medical bill.
Benefis uses the Federal Poverty Level Guidelines to determine eligibility, taking into account each patient’s family size and overall financial status. To see eligibility guidelines in more detail click HERE.
Patients also may qualify for financial assistance due to the size of their medical debt. Medical debt exceeding 30 percent of an individual or family’s annual gross income is eligible for a 100 percent write off. The patient must not have more than $7,500 in individual assets. Family assets, if applicable, may not exceed $15,000.
Uninsured patients also receive a discount of 40 percent, and may receive an additional 15 percent prompt pay discount when accounts are paid in full within 30 days of discharge. The prompt pay discount also applies to underinsured patients whose co-pays and deductibles are paid in full within 30 days from the billing date.
Application for Financial Assistance
Applications for our Financial Assistance Program are available to all patients. Forms may be completed before admission, at the time of service, or after discharge.
For a copy of Benefis Hospitals Financial application, please click HERE.
Upon reviewing your application, a Patient Business Services Representative will notify you of your eligibility.
For more information regarding financial assistance or for help with your application, please call one of our Patient Billing Service Representatives at 406.455.3535 or toll free at 1.800. 648.6632