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Louisiana Ryan White Health Insurance Program (HIP)

What is HIP?

The Health Insurance Program (HIP) assists HIV-infected individuals who have existing health insurance coverage through Medicare, PCIP, LA Health Plan, COBRA, group or private insurance policy.  Funded by Ryan White Part B funds through DHH-OPH-STD/HIV Program, HIP is designed to assist qualified individuals with eligible premiums as well as medication and medication cost shares (co-payments, co-insurances and deductibles) associated with to a participant’s health insurance coverage. 


Cost shares may include outpatient clinician visits, laboratory/diagnostic costs, eye care services and medications covered by the participant’s plan.  Funds available through the program may not currently be used for inpatient hospital or erectile dysfunction drug costs shares, over-the-counter medications, vitamins or nutritional supplements.


Who is eligible for HIP?


In order to be eligible to participate in HIP, an individual must have:

  • a household income at or below 300% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines  ($33,510 for a household of one)
  • an active primary insurance
  • documentation of Louisiana residence, and
  • an HIV diagnosis.


How can I get more information about HIP?


HIP is currently administered by the HIV/AIDS Alliance for Region Two (HAART). 


Enrollment forms are available by contacting your case manager or social worker or by going online to, clicking “Services” then “HIP” on the left hand side of the page


To find out more about HIP including how to enroll for assistance please contact the Health Insurance Program (HIP) Staff at 225-927-1269 or toll free 1-888-647-1269. 


You may also contact:


Tanya Brown, HIP Supervisor                    OR          Heather Weaver, TAB Coordinator                                      

4550 North Boulevard, Suite 250                          1450 Poydas St, Suite 2136

Baton Rouge, LA 70806                                          New Orleans, LA 70112

225-927-1269                                                            (504) 568-5489

toll free 1-888-647-1269