In partnership with American Exchange, San Francisco AIDS Foundation will now pay the health insurance premiums for people in our PrEP program who meet eligibility criteria and sign up for Covered California health insurance during the enrollment period.
In partnership with American Exchange, San Francisco AIDS Foundation will now pay the health insurance premiums for people in our PrEP program who meet eligibility criteria and sign up for Covered California health insurance during the enrollment period. That means that qualifying clients will receive subsidized health insurance coverage.
- Free Covered California health insurance enrollment and advisory services through American Exchange
- Information and guidance in order to pick a Covered California plan that will best fit their healthcare needs
- Paid monthly health insurance premiums (up to $225 per month)
PrEP clients are eligible if they are:
- Currently uninsured
- Are part of (and remain in) Magnet’s PrEP program
- Meet income qualifications (138% to 350% of the Federal Poverty Level)
- Fill PrEP prescriptions at a participating Walgreens pharmacy
For a single person household, the annual income range for 138%–350% of the Federal Poverty Level is $21,121 to $51,030. Clients who are between 138%–200% of the Federal Poverty Level will be eligible for the lowest premiums and highest level of benefits.
For more information about Federal Poverty Level ranges, download the.
If you have questions about eligibility, please call American Exchange at 628-529-1919.
Participating pharmacy locations are listed below.*
*Clients enrolled in this program must fill their PrEP medications from a participating Walgreens pharmacy.
The enrollment period for Covered California is November 1—January 31.
Clients can select the Covered California plan that best suits their needs and covers PrEP medications at participating 340B pharmacies. (Kaiser Permanente plans are not available through this program.)
San Francisco AIDS Foundation will pay up to $225 per month for health insurance premiums—there are plans that cost less than this to purchase. If clients select a plan with premiums that exceed $225 per month, the client will be invoiced for the balance every month.
American Exchange will support clients in selecting an eligible plan that meets their needs, and can be reached at 628-529-1919.
Clients who decide to stop taking PrEP, attending their quarterly PrEP visits (and do not call to reschedule), following through with their quarterly testing requirements, or complying with any other requirements set-forth and agreed to in the Program Requirements will be removed from the PrEP Insurance Program after 30 days.
Clients choosing to voluntarily end their participation in the PrEP Insurance Program can either continue their plan and premium payments to the insurance carrier on their own, or request full cancellation of the plan through American Exchange.
In accordance with the Program Requirements, at the time a client cancels their insurance coverage, any and all outstanding balances must be settled and paid in full. This will ensure the program can continue to provide assistance to other individuals in the community that need and rely on the services and assistance we provide. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
or call 628-529-1919 to speak with an American Exchange agent to request assistance with the application process.
Please note: SFAF Magnet benefits navigators are not available to assist with the application process.