People Incorporated offers a Sliding Fee for eligible services, regardless of one’s ability to pay for them. With a sliding fee, we offer discounted rates to people who have low incomes and are uninsured or underinsured.
What is a sliding fee?
Our sliding fee services are offered at rates that are discounted from our usual and customary rates, as determined by the recipient’s ability to pay. Depending on the recipient’s family size and household income, rates for services are discounted, as shown in this table. View our Sliding Fee Scale effective as of January 17, 2020.
What are the income limits and discounts?
Discounts are calculated based on household size and income. The chart above shows what portion of the fee the recipient will be asked to pay. Discounts are based on household income as compared to the federal poverty rate for family size.
Can I use the sliding fee for deductibles, co-pays, co-insurance, medical assistance, or spend downs?
No, these are contractual relationships with your insurance company. We do offer a variety of payment solutions if these are barriers to your care. Please contact us if questions.
How do I qualify and apply for sliding fees?
The process is simple. If you would like to apply, we will ask you to complete a simple application process as follows:
- Meet with one of our healthcare navigators prior to your appointment.
- Provide the navigator with some form of income verification and household size.
- Uninsured applicants will be required to explore health insurance options and apply for affordable insurance through MN Sure. Applicants eligible for public health care programs and who decline those programs are not eligible for sliding fee services.