How to Coordinate ADAP Medication Assistance and CHIC Premium Assistance with the Affordable Care Act
An important message pertaining to the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP Medication Assistance) and the Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage Program (CHIC Premium Assistance).
If you are currently enrolled or are interested in enrolling in ADAP Medication Assistance or CHIC Premium Assistance, you may need to coordinate this coverage with an insurance plan available through the Affordable Care Act marketplace (GetCoveredIllinois.gov). The current enrollment period opened on Nov. 15, 2014 and will end on Feb. 15, 2015.
There are certain insurance plans that qualify for use with ADAP Medication Assistance and CHIC Premium Assistance. Please click the link below pertaining to your current coverage for additional information and instructions about what you are required to do:
ADAP Medication Assistance/ CHIC Premium Assistance hotline: 800-825-3518
AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP Medication Assistance)
ADAP Medication Assistance provides FDA-approved medications to low-income HIV+ individuals who have little or no insurance coverage. The formulary currently consists of 80 different drugs, including all anti-retroviral therapies.
Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage Program (CHIC Premium Assistance)
CHIC Premium Assistance helps low-income HIV+ persons in Illinois who have had to leave their employment (and therefore losing their employee health benefits) due to illness. CHIC Premium Assistance helps to cover the costs of a single or family plan available through COBRA or the marketplace by paying up to $750 toward your monthly health insurance premium. Some Medicare recipients may qualify for this program.
Common Patient Assistance Program Application
The Common Patient Assistance Program Application (CPAPA), announced by Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius at the International AIDS Conference in July, is available here. This single common application allows uninsured individuals living with HIV and/or their providers/ caregivers to use one application to apply for multiple patient assistance programs (PAPs) that together provide an entire course of antiretroviral therapy.
Patient Assistance/Savings Programs for HIV Medications
Several organizations help people living with HIV to find affordable medications.
The ADAP Medical Issues Advisory Board
This board advises the Illinois Department of Public Health HIV/AIDS Section around a range of relevant ADAP Medication Assistance issues concerning access to services and client rights and responsibilities.