Premium Assistance Program (PAP)

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Deadline for 2021 PAP enrollment — Dec. 18, 2020. The Illinois Department of Public Health offers a health insurance premium payment program to assist people with HIV/AIDS who have an Illinois marketplace insurance plan, Medicare Part D, a Medicare supplemental plan, or another commercial group health insurance plan. The Premium Assistance Program (PAP) helps to cover the costs of a single or family plan and to include a spouse and children on a family health insurance plan. 

IDPH Announces ADAP MAP and PAP Extension and Reapplication Information

ADAP Medication Assistance Program (MAP) or the Premium Assistance Program (PAP) clients due to reapply for these programs in January 2021 will receive a six-month extension due to the COVID-19 crisis, the Illinois Department of Public Health Department announced. Clients receiving the six-month extension in January 2021 will receive this letter from IDPH.

Clients with reapplication dates of February 2021 and later should plan to complete a full eligibility assessment after Jan. 1, 2021.

Who is eligible for PAP?

Individuals must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Diagnosed with HIV or AIDS and supply viral load laboratory results not older than 6 months prior to enrollment.
  • Currently live in Illinois and have a legal home address (domicile) in Illinois.
  • Have an Illinois marketplace plan, Medicare Part D, a Medicare supplemental plan, or other health insurance coverage that is not payroll-deducted.
  • Meet the current income limits outlined by PAP. View the current income and federal poverty levels outlined by the program.

ADAP Medication Assistance Program (MAP)/ Premium Assistance Program (PAP) hotline: 


Please review these attachments if you are interested in enrolling in Premium Assistance: