The Health Council of South Florida, Inc. (HCSF) has had a long history with the AIDS Insurance Continuation Program (AICP) since its inception over 25 years ago. This program has enabled its beneficiaries to maintain vital health insurance benefits ensuring them access to needed care and treatment. AICP avoids the transfer of HIV/AIDS care cost to the public sector by decreasing the demands of low income persons with HIV/AIDS off Medicaid and other public sector programs.
Furthermore, AICP has achieved effective administration and program oversight with the HCSF serving as a centralized gatekeeper. The HCSF has provided these far reaching effects for all Floridians accessing the service through its partnership and network of fifteen (15) Community Based Organizations (CBOs). Clients accessing the program are able to receive thoughtful, compassionate care and services delivered by trusted local community sources. This partnership is fundamental to implementing and propelling the State’s agenda for the health of all Floridians.
As the landscape of healthcare has changed with the passage of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), AICP must be retrospective in an effort to maintain its viability and sustainability. A proven track record of successfully preserving low-income Floridians private health insurance and cost savings to taxpayers is only as effective as the flexibility to move with the changing landscape. As such, the AICP program has already begun to implement strategies to move some higher cost insurance plans to more cost effective options.
Effective March 31, 2015, the HCSF no longer administers AICP. All AICP services will be provided through the AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) central offices in Tallahassee and the local county health department in the state.
To contact your ADAP worker at your local County Health Department, please visit the Florida Department of Health website at http://www.floridahealth.gov for a complete list of locations.