WV Insurance Continuation Program
Ryan White Treatment Modernization Act Part B funds are used to fund the WV Health Insurance continuation Program for West Virginia’s HIV infected residents.
The program is designed to help eligible persons with HIV infection maintain their existing health insurance when they might otherwise lose their coverage because of financial stress, a reduction of work hours, an unpaid medical leave or a termination of their employment. The program does not pay for Medicare Supplemental insurance or Medicare premiums.
The Insurance Continuation Program is administered through a contract with the AIDS Task Force of the Upper Ohio Valley. The ATF administration allows for timely payment of the insurance premiums, easy enrollment through the medical case managers located throughout the State and for maximum exposure and promotion of the program through contact with approximately 900 HIV infected West Virginians annually. The ATF also relies on referrals from AIDS service agencies and providers throughout the State.
To be eligible for the Insurance Continuation Program, a person must meet ALL of the following criteria. Applicants must:
- Be HIV infected (certified in writing in the application)
- Live in West Virginia
- Be covered by health insurance and be eligible for continuation coverage
- Have a current family income that does not exceed 300% of the federal poverty guidelines
- Have insurance that provides a minimum of pharmacy coverage equal to the the State ADAP formulary with cost effective neutrality compared to ADAP
- Have insurance that demonstrates savings for the WV ADAP (analysis conducted by HIV Care Coordinator quarterly)
For more information about the Health Insurance Continuation Program contact Jay Adams.
Address: Jay Adams, HIV Care Coordinator
PO Box 6360
Wheeling, WV 26003