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HIV and Insurance Coverage

I am HIV and currently covered under my health insurance plan. I am seriously thinking about changing jobs, which would be a change of health insurance. Would I be covered? I am currently taking Atripla to manage my HIV. I am extremly concerned...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
If you were to change jobs, as long as you don't have a 63 day break in coverage, any new employer's plan would have to recognize your period of coverage under your prior plan (called Creditable Coverage under HIPAA) towards any pre-exisitng... Read more »

Insurance Coverage of HIV Meds...

I am feeling jailed in a comapny that I no longer appreciate. I don't leave becuase it may take... Read more »

HIV+ and looking for independent health insurance with prescription coverage: where to start?

My partner of two years is HIV+ and is about to start taking HIV medications. He cannot afford... Read more »
Articles
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

U.N. Contractors in Kenya Unable to Secure Health Care Insurance, Including HIV Coverage, for Workers

...problem had not yet been fixed, according to the Globe . "You know, if no one in the developing countries is willing to give HIV insurance coverage, then that's an indication of a huge, huge problem," Piot said, adding, "We have to investigate... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Expanded Public Insurance Coverage for HIV-Positive Individuals Could Cut AIDS-Related Deaths by 66%, Study Says

...Expanding public insurance coverage of HIV-positive people could cut AIDS-related deaths by as much as 66%, according to a study published in the November issue Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Lambda Legal to Represent HIV-Positive Man Who Was Denied Insurance Coverage for Kidney Transplant

...not-for-profit HMO Kaiser Permanente on behalf of 53-year-old John Carl of Denver, Colo., challenging the company's refusal to provide insurance coverage for Carl's kidney transplant because he is HIV-positive, the Associated Press reports. ... Read more »
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Michigan: HIV Testing Consent Bill Could Cause Insurance Companies to Deny Coverage

...Schmidt (D-Grand Rapids) -- would eliminate a state requirement that a patient sign a consent form prior to being tested for HIV. Grand Rapids-based Spectrum Health, which requested the legislation, said the current law "creates a barrier to... Read more »
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Need insurance coverage for HIV child adopting

Posted by opinco, 1 Reply
...direction and help. I help place children with special needs for adoption. We have a little girl a family wants to adopt, she is HIV positive from birth, now 8 years old. The family uses private insurance as he is a contractor. They must be... Read more »

COST AND COVERAGE

Posted by MACKD413, 4 Replies
...NEW TO THIS SITE. USED A HOME HIV TEST AND TESTED POSITIVE. SECOND TEST FROM MY DOCTOR COME BACK TOMORROW. IF POSITIVE,HOW MUCH WILL THE MEDS COST AND WILL MY Read more »

Insurance Coverage PLEASE HELP

Posted by Anonymous, 7 Replies
...I had taken out a private health insurance policy just prior to my hiv status. I was told today that they would not cover me for a year because of exsisting condition. I went to the doctor one time Read more »

HIV+ Small Business Owner w/ Insurance Question

Posted by tmd6972, 2 Replies
...I'm just curious if there are any other HIV+ small business owners out there that have dealt with insurance issues. We currently have BCBS and I'm covered for medical and Read more »