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Is Hiv Treatment Covered By Most Insurance Companies?

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Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

South African Insurance Company Covers HIV Testing, Treatment for Rape Survivors

APM's "Marketplace " on Wednesday profiled a private South African insurance company, called First for Women, that sells policies that provide coverage and benefits for rape survivors in South Africa. Under the policies, a woman who has been raped... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Treating HIV Less Expensive Than Ignoring Disease for South African Companies, Insurance Company Physician Says

South African companies would be better off economically if they provided treatment to their HIV-positive employees than if they ignored the disease, which affects at least 11% of the country's population, Dr. Grietjie Strydom, who established the... Read more »
Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation

Indian Insurance Company to Provide HIV-Positive People With Coverage

Chennai, India-based insurance company Star Health and Allied Insurance next week is scheduled to launch the country's first insurance policy that covers people living with HIV/AIDS, the Times of India reports. Under the policy, an... Read more »
Ask the Experts

WHICH HEALTH INSURANCE COMPANIES IN ARIZONA COVER HIV?`

I NEED TO FIND HEALTH INSURANCE COVERAGE IN PHOENIX ARIZONA AREA ASAP! PLEASE HELP AS I HAVE BEEN TURNED DOWN FOR COVERAGE FOR MY FIANCEE, SOON TO BE WIFE FROM PERU. ...
Lynn L. Franzoi

Response from Lynn L. Franzoi

Worldwide Benefits for Fox, Inc.
Once you mnarry, you should be able to add her to your group policy as your spouse. Prior to that, check with a local insurance broker to determine what might be available.... Read more »

Basics of HIV treatment coverange by insurance companies

Hello!Can you please answer a few of my questions so I could understand certain basics of what is going on with HIV treatment coverage in the U.S. by insurance companies? I spent much time looking for an answer online but I want to make sure I...
Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

Response from Jacques Chambers, C.L.U.

HelpWithBenefits.com
I'll certainly try to answer your questions. 1. Virtually all employer provided group health plans will cover you treatment as they would any other condition. However, the only way to know for sure that your meds are covered by your insurance... Read more »

Do you think insurances will eventually cover treatment for Lipoatrophy?

I saw on another site that Medcare/Medicaid now covers treatment with facial fillers for lipoatrophy and I wondered if you think other insurance providers will soon follow suit?I would think it would come down to money to them, in that if people do...
Gerald Pierone, M.D.

Response from Gerald Pierone, M.D.

AIDS Research and Treatment Center of the Treasure Coast
Hello and thanks for posting. I do think that private insurance companies will eventually pay for treatment of HIV facial lipoatrophy. They will not be eager to do so, but coverage by Medicare sets a precedent and opens the door. Dr. Gary Blick in... Read more »
Nancy Breuer

Response from Nancy Breuer

WorkPositive, Inc.
Yes. If the drugs are considered "experimental or investigational,"the insurance company can deny coverage. This is usually defined as adrug not yet recognized throughout the medical profession in the U.S. assafe and effective for the... Read more »
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Insurance companies and ADAP

Posted by cm82391, 1 Reply
So my partner and I are talking about entering a domestic partnership because his employer offers insurance to same-sex couples with patnership.

I'm not sure how this all works though. I'm currently on ADAP and they're pushing me to get insurance... Read more »

???? who will cover me???

Posted by soimnotalone, 1 Reply
Does anyone know of a life insurance agency that will cover people with hiv/aids? (other then work/group plans) Read more »

Insurance and changing jobs...

Posted by selah073007, 1 Reply
hello all,

i'm a 28 year old male diagnosed with HIV a little less than a year ago, extremely sick and tired of my current job and feeling a little lost as to what steps i need to take before i start a new job as it pertains to my insurance. i was... Read more »

Long Term Disability Insurance and HIV

Posted by Anonymous, 1 Reply
$13,000. Worth of advice
about group disability insurance coverage.


When I first became fully disabled and unable to work I was worried but felt comfortable in knowing that I was covered by my employers long-term group disability policy. I knew that... Read more »