Beyond being fulfilling, a job may help you afford the life you want. Before deciding whether to leave your job, get informed about your options. If you quit, two of the biggest impacts may be on your income and insurance.
Insurance plays an important role in paying for your kidney care. Employer-provided insurance may offer better coverage than government plans. Benefits include (varies by plan):
Investigate more of the benefits of common insurance plans. If you have insurance through your job and stop working, ask your employer about COBRA insurance— COBRA can be expensive, but you may be able to get help paying for the premiums as well.
If you have kidney disease or are on dialysis, some organizations may be able to assist in paying your insurance premiums.
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