May 2, 2004
My partner is HIV positive and is leaving a job that has health insurance. He is not planning on working for some time and will therefore be without insurance coverage when COBRA ends. What options are there for private insurance with a pre-existing HIV diagnosis. Also, he received an AIDS diagnosis 10 years ago, although his health has improved with combination therapy.
Response from Ms. Franzoi
Your partner would be eligible for a HIPAA policy once his COBRA coverage ends as long as he doesn't have a lapse in coverage of greater than 63 days.
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