Important Update from HDAP/CHII

Important Update from HIV Drug Assistance Program (HDAP)/Comprehensive Health Insurance Initiative (CHII)


HDAP/CHII clients who experience a loss of work-sponsored insurance are encouraged to contact CRI's CHII team as soon as possible. The CHII program can assist these individuals with re-enrolling into health coverage. CHII can also assist with payment of COBRA health insurance premiums. The CHII Team can be reached by emailing or by dialing 617-502-1700 and pressing option #1 and then #3.


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the Health Connector have opened up a special enrollment period (SEP) in response to the COVID-19 public health emergency. As of today, this SEP will last through May 25th, 2020, and may be extended at any time. Note that clients who experience a loss of work-sponsored insurance can enroll with the Connector within 60 days of that change throughout the year. If you have clients or colleagues who have lost their employer-sponsored insurance and who now need assistance, please have them contact us as soon as possible so that we can help them avoid gaps in insurance coverage and access to medications. 


CRI's Benefit Resources Infectious Diseases Guidance and Engagement (BRIDGE) team is available to assist clients with updating their applications with the Health Connector. For more information, please contact BRIDGE staff by emailing or calling 617-502-1700 and pressing option #1 and then #5.


We appreciate your patience as we work together to best serve the needs of our clients during this challenging time.


Please be well and take care.