Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) - American Kidney Fund, Inc.
Basic Needs - American Kidney Fund, Inc.
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United Way of Weld County
Description of Service
Through the Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP), the American Kidney Fund pays Part B Medicare, Medigap, commercial, and COBRA premiums for dialysis patients who have insufficient income and savings.
These premium payments allow patients to continue their health insurance coverage, enabling access to physician care and medical treatment.
Out of State
To apply for assistance from the HIPP program, patients should contact their dialysis social worker. The social worker will then assist in the application submission process.
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Low-income individuals on dialysis
Restricted to patients who have no means of paying health insurance premiums and who would forgo coverage without the benefit of HIPP. The following restrictions apply:
- Applicants must be dialyzed in the U.S. or its territories and referred to AKF by their renal social worker and/or nephrologist.
- Applicants must demonstrate that they can’t afford health coverage and meet the program's financial eligibility criteria.
- Primary and secondary assistance is available only. HIPP does not assist with tertiary coverage of any kind.
- Transplant patients are not eligible for HIPP. HIPP enrollees will no longer be eligible for premium assistance after they receive a kidney transplant.