Insurance 101: Insurance Basics for People with CF
Thursday, February 16, 2023
Presented by Beth Sufian
Beth Sufian is an attorney and partner in the law firm of Sufian & Passamano, LLP. Beth is a 57 year old adult with CF who has spent the past 30 years of her life advocating for the rights of people with CF in the United States.
Beth is Director of the CF Legal Information Hotline which receives 10,000 calls a year from people with CF, their family members and the CF Care Centers across the country.
Beth is also director of the CF Social Security Project which represents people with CF in Social Security disability and SSI applications as well as Social Security Continuing Disability reviews at no cost to the individuals thanks to funding from the CF Foundation.
In this workshop presentation, Beth provides information on how a child or adult becomes eligible for Social Security monthly payments and the health insurance that comes along with eligibility.
Beth also discussed the rights of children with CF in education and the rights of adults and parents in employment, as well as ways to access health insurance coverage.