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Author Topic: any insurance program recommended for self-employed  (Read 337 times)

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Offline longma99

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any insurance program recommended for self-employed
« on: November 18, 2021, 08:17:41 pm »
Hello all

I quit my engineer job and become a self employed and need to take care of insurance by myself now.

any insurance program recommended? how they cover the HIV medication? I am taking Genvoya now. Hopefuly as least out of pocket as possbile

Thank you very much

Offline BKKKevin

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Re: any insurance program recommended for self-employed
« Reply #1 on: November 19, 2021, 09:33:38 am »
You don't say what country your located in - That makes a big difference...

If United States check out the Affordable Care Act website - Right now is open enrollment... For med coverage look at a silver plan and also look at Gilead's Copay Card for Genvoya to cover Copay deductible that the insurance doesn't cover...

I have a Silver plan with a $5,800 out of pocket maximum and use Gileads Copay Card which covers up to $6,000 so I pay nothing for meds and schedule all my doctors visits later in the year after my out of pocket max reached so I pay nothing for tests, visits and such...

Offline longma99

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Re: any insurance program recommended for self-employed
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2021, 03:06:37 am »
Hello BKKKevin

Thank you very much for your detailed response. Yes I am in the US.
I am not qualified for low income insurance.
as for Gilead copay card for genvoya, are you talking about The Gilead Advancing Access®
Co-pay Program?


Offline longma99

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Re: any insurance program recommended for self-employed
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2021, 03:15:02 am »
I enrolled for The Gilead Advancing Access® Co-pay Program, but I didnt see anywhere  it mentioned the $6,000

btw, when the co-pay card should be mentioned? call the insurance company to add co-pay card, right?

Thanks

Offline BKKKevin

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Re: any insurance program recommended for self-employed
« Reply #4 on: November 27, 2021, 09:53:43 am »
The ACA Insurance is not low income insurance... It is open to all... The system sets competitive price option for you in your particular state... Its an excellent shopping tool... If your income is high the only difference is you will not get a government subsidy for your premiums....

Gileads annual copay amount varies by drug... Review this POZ link for more information and use the Googler to research your specific drugs potential copay...  https://www.poz.com/basics/hiv-basics/drug-assistance-programs

Offline BKKKevin

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Re: any insurance program recommended for self-employed
« Reply #5 on: November 27, 2021, 02:05:16 pm »
btw, when the co-pay card should be mentioned? call the insurance company to add co-pay card, right?

When you are at or talking to the pharmacist they will tell you what your insurance will not cover… That’s when you tell the pharmacist that you have a copay card…


 


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