Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) - American Kidney Fund, Inc.

Basic Needs - American Kidney Fund, Inc.

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United Way of Weld County
General Information
Description of ServiceThrough 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.
LocationOut of State
Geographical AreaNationwide, Statewide
Intake ProcedureTo 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.
Intake RequirementsCall for more information
Client Information
Intended ParticipantsLow-income individuals on dialysis
Languages SpokenEnglish, Spanish
EligibilityRestricted 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.
Hours of Operation Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. EST
Contact Information
Contact's Phone Hotline: 1-866-300-2900
Physical Site Address 1 6110 Executive Blvd
Physical Site Address 2 Ste 1010
Physical Site City, State, Zip Rockville, MD 20852
Main Phone (301) 881-3052
Other Phone Administrative: 1-800- 638-8299
Fax (301) 881-0898
Service Location Email
Web Address
Additional Information
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: American Kidney Fund, Inc.
Affiliated Program: Basic Needs - American Kidney Fund, Inc.
This Service: Health Insurance Premium Program (HIPP) - American Kidney Fund, Inc.
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Health Insurance Premium Assistance (LH-5100.3000)