ADAP/CHIC hotline: 800-825-3518
How to Coordinate ADAP and CHIC Coverage with the Affordable Care Act
If you are currently enrolled or are interested in enrolling in the Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) or the Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (CHIC) Program, you may need to coordinate this coverage with an insurance plan available through the Affordable Care Act marketplace (GetCoveredIllinois.gov), which opened on Oct. 1, 2013.
There are certain insurance plans that qualify for use with ADAP and CHIC. Please click the link below pertaining to your current coverage for additional information and instructions about what you are required to do:
The Illinois AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP)
ADAP 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.
The Illinois Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (CHIC) Program
The Illinois Continuation of Health Insurance Coverage (CHIC) Program helps HIV+ persons in Illinois to maintain a continuity of health insurance or receive medical benefits under a health insurance 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 issues concerning access to ADAP services and client rights and responsibilities.