People living with HIV/AIDS have unique considerations when it comes to health insurance. Under the Affordable Care Act, they can now enroll in quality, affordable coverage regardless of pre-existing conditions.
In honor of World AIDS Day today, we’re sharing resources that the enrollment community can use to connect people living with HIV/AIDS to coverage that meets their specific health care needs and fits their budget:
- Open enrollment resource center: HIVHealthReform.org put together a hub of materials to help consumers with HIV/AIDS #GetCovered and #StayCovered.
- Webinar archives: Check out recordings and slides from HIVHealthReform.org’s webinars to get a lay of the land for working with consumers with HIV/AIDS. Their most recent webinar recording features our Best Practices Institute’s Jennifer Sullivan and Sophie Stern and our Illinois State Director Dave Elin.
- Resources for consumers, providers, medical homes, and community-based organizations: A round up of fact sheets, FAQs, and other resources organized by audience.
- Issue brief on outreach, eligibility, and enrollment considerations: How can state HIV/AIDS programs be prepared to connect their clients to new coverage options? An issue brief from the National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors outlines four action steps.
- Ryan White Program information: The Health Resources and Services Administration compiled information on how the Affordable Care Act affects the Ryan White Program, including a presentation for assisters on helping people living with HIV/AIDS enroll in coverage that meets their specific needs.
- Directory of AIDS Drug Assistance Programs: AIDS Drug Assistance Programs can provide financial help with the cost of coverage and health services, including for consumers enrolled in coverage through the marketplace.
- GreaterThan.org and Out2Enroll: Consumer-facing online guides to the new health insurance options for people with HIV/AIDS.
Having health insurance is crucial for access to health care — and continuity of care — for people living with HIV/AIDS. And these resources can help make sure this population can get covered and stay covered.