New Online Tool Helps PrEP Users Assess Marketplace Coverage Options
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To help individuals using PrEP who are also seeking to get or renew coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace during the current open enrollment period, NASTAD recently launched PrEPcost.orgExit Disclaimer. The site is an online health plan finder that helps PrEP users or navigators identify and compare access to PrEP in Marketplace coverage options.
PrEP, which is short for pre-exposure prophylaxis, is an HIV prevention method that involves people at very high risk for HIV infection taking medicine daily to lower their chances of getting infected. PrEP can stop HIV from taking hold and spreading throughout your body. It is highly effective for preventing HIV if used as prescribed. Read more about PrEP.
PrEPcost.org features information on plans available through the 2018 Federally Facilitated Marketplace. Access to PrEP and its cost may be only one of the considerations that someone seeking coverage through the Marketplace may have. It is important to examine costs for all health, prescription, behavioral health and other covered services that are important to the individual. The open enrollment period has begun and ends December 15, 2017.