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Health Insurance Basics

For people with PI, dealing with health insurance and understanding the maze of issues involved can be overwhelming. Often health insurers require additional paperwork to justify the use of the therapy prescribed. Added red tape and follow up phone calls can be frustrating. Even individuals who have adequate insurance coverage often face expensive insurance premiums or high co-payments or coinsurance.

If you are confused about insurance options, or simply lacking affordable health insurance start here to learn the basics and frequently used terms.

How to choose a plan

Understanding your plan can have a huge impact on your health and your finances. The IDF Health Insurance Toolkit will help you make the best possible choice in selecting a plan.


IDF has developed tips to help explain the importance of Ig therapy and overcome denials. These ideas have been successful in overturning many denials for others and may be useful for you.


This toolkit created by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology (AAAAI) includes recommendations and guidelines on the safe, effective, and appropriate use of IVIG.
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