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.
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 www.haartinc.org, 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