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The Basics of Medicare for Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) Clients

Event Date: Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm EDT

Event Type: Webinar / Teleconference

ACE TA Center

ACE TA Center

This webinar provided an overview of Medicare eligibility and enrollment for RWHAP clients, including:

  • Medicare eligibility pathways for people with HIV
  • What the different parts of Medicare (A, B, C, and D) cover
  • The enrollment process
  • Dual eligibility
  • Medicare prescription drug coverage for people with HIV
  • How the RWHAP can help clients pay for Medicare costs

Participants also heard from Anne Callahan, a lead health insurance enrollment specialist with Community Research Initiative and the Massachusetts HIV Drug Assistance Program, about some of the common questions and challenges faced by aging people with HIV when enrolling in Medicare. Participants gained new information to help them better support RWHAP clients that are aging into Medicare, including those who are transitioning from other types of coverage (e.g., Marketplace insurance) and/or are dually eligible for Medicare and Medicaid.

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