Will my Health Ins. Rate go up
Jan 18, 2012
Was tested postive for Hiv in Oct 2011. I live in Colorado have private Health Ins. Will may rate go up after they see I'm Hiv Postive? Also I have started my meds Take Truvada and Isentress because they are a tier 3 med I have a very large Prescribtion copay of $9500. per year. What can I do to help reduce my copay? I have contacted the drug companys and did in enroll in there copay help programs. Thanks
Response from Mr. Chambers
Individual health policies are virtually all pooled. That means the insurance company looks at the income and claims of all people in plans like yours to determine rate increases. I honestly don't know the law in Colorado directly, but I'm sure you can't be singled out for a huge increase. States tend to require everyone in the same type of plan to get the same rate increase.
You may also want to look into Colorado ADAP to see if you are eligible for it too. Colorado ADAP
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