Employer-Based Health Insurance Premium Payment (EB-HIPP) Program for ADAP Clients
On May 15, 2018, the Office of AIDS (OA) and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) announced the implementation of an employer-based health insurance premium payment (EB-HIPP) Program. New and existing ADAP clients who are enrolled in an employer-based health insurance plan are now eligible to receive premium assistance for their portion of their insurance premium.
EB-HIPP will pay medical and dental premiums, and it will also pay for vision premiums that are included in a medical or dental premium. EB-HIPP It will also pay the even pays for medical out of pocket (MOOP) expenses!
Eligibility for EB-HIPP is based on the following requirements:
- Be enrolled in ADAP
- Be employed and enrolled in an employer-based insurance program
- Employment verified with paystub dated within last three months
- The employer must agree to participate in the EB-HIPP program
Medicare Part D Premium Payment Program (MDPP) Now Offers Medigap Premium Payment Program for ADAP Clients
Effective June 14, 2018, the Office of AIDS (OA) and AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) has also expanded their MDPP Program benefits to include payment of Medigap premiums. Medigap insurance is private insurance that helps pay for some of the health care costs that are not covered by traditional Medicare, such as copayments, coinsurance, and deductibles. New and existing MDPP clients will now be eligible to receive assistance with their Medigap insurance premiums, as well as medical out of pocket (MOOP) expenses for Medicare outpatient claims.
Note: EB-HIPP must pay the client’s portion of their premium in order for the client to receive MOOP benefits