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Author Topic: Will it increase?  (Read 537 times)

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Offline goldkray9

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Will it increase?
« on: June 28, 2014, 07:46:19 AM »
I'm a young student who hasn't started on anything yet I want to start complera and am on a HMO insurance plan through my dad's wifes work . I spoke with a blue cross rep and she said regardless if on on a plan with her all my info is 100% confidential (is this true?) and no one can learn my info unless I give written and verbal consent for them to do so and that my parents receive no bill or info on charge of services because Im over 13( 22 btw). But will her premium increase if I get on meds , will she be notified that excess charges are being charged or will they force her to switch plans? I obviously cant afford my meds out of pocket and don't ever want anyone to know of my status so should I just order generics from overseas? Should I wait til I get my own plan to start treatment? Should I join the trial on campus to get free meds ? Please help I dont know what to do!!! :-[

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Re: Will it increase?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2014, 08:46:43 AM »
Hi Gold . I removed your duplicate post from another forum ... we have avid readers on the forum so there is no need to post the same topic in more than one forum . Thanks .

Offline vapo0rize11

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Mom's insurance
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2014, 09:32:17 AM »
I am under my mom's insurance plan as I'm still in school. Is there any way for me to get the necessary care I need (doctor's visits, medications, etc.) without her finding out? My mom is very ill and I just can't have her find out about my status since it would just kill her.

If that isn't possible, do I have any other options of receiving cheaper (perhaps even free) medication without having to go through my mom's insurance coverage?

Please help!

Offline vapo0rize11

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Re: Will it increase?
« Reply #3 on: June 28, 2014, 09:34:56 AM »
I just posted essentially the same exact thing (under parent's insurance, don't want them to know) right after you so I desperately want to know as well.

Online Jeff G

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Re: Will it increase?
« Reply #4 on: June 28, 2014, 10:01:16 AM »
I just posted essentially the same exact thing (under parent's insurance, don't want them to know) right after you so I desperately want to know as well.

I merged your threads together so that our JR our benefits moderator can answer you both at the same time ... one stop shopping  ;) .

You did not post incorrectly, I just thought it might help you both to discuss the issue in one place . 

Offline goldkray9

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Re: Will it increase?
« Reply #5 on: June 28, 2014, 10:06:28 AM »
Thanks Jeff :)

Offline JR Gabbard

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Re: Will it increase?
« Reply #6 on: June 28, 2014, 12:29:53 PM »
I'm a young student who hasn't started on anything yet I want to start complera and am on a HMO insurance plan through my dad's wifes work . I spoke with a blue cross rep and she said regardless if on on a plan with her all my info is 100% confidential (is this true?) and no one can learn my info unless I give written and verbal consent for them to do so and that my parents receive no bill or info on charge of services because Im over 13( 22 btw). But will her premium increase if I get on meds , will she be notified that excess charges are being charged or will they force her to switch plans? I obviously cant afford my meds out of pocket and don't ever want anyone to know of my status so should I just order generics from overseas? Should I wait til I get my own plan to start treatment? Should I join the trial on campus to get free meds ? Please help I dont know what to do!!! :-[
Hi goldkray9 and vapo0rize11,
Your health information is protected by HIPPA.  So I would take the Blue Cross rep at her word.   Your information will not be disclosed to anyone without your authorization.  Including to your sponsor (mother or step mother).
Also, they won't adjust the rate just because you start using it, even if your treatment is expensive.
Getting care on campus is OK if you only recently seroconverted, but if you require meds it might be a better idea to hook up with an infectious diseases clinic (ID clinic).  And participating in clinical trials is a great way to make a contribution, so I strongly encourage that!
Best of luck!
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