Mutual of Omaha Will No Longer Deny Coverage to PrEP Users

Via Wikimedia

Mutual of Omaha has come to an agreement to stop denying life and long-term care insurance to people in Massachusetts who use Truvada to prevent HIV infection.

"Multiple studies have long shown that Truvada is an incredibly effective way to prevent the transmission of HIV and it is standard to offer it to gay men and others at high risk of infection," Kenneth H. Mayer, M.D., medical research director for Boston's Fenway Institute, said in a press release.

 

Maura Healey, the Attorney General of Massachusetts, has been investigating the denials. The group, LGBTQ Legal Advocates & Defenders (GLAD), has also been looking into the denials.

 

“[Mutual of Omaha] has revised its underwriting practices to ensure that it does not deny, rate, or otherwise take any adverse action against any Massachusetts resident who applies for any type of accident, life, sickness, or health insurance with Mutual of Omaha, including long-term care insurance, based on the applicant's use of Truvada for PrEP," the Massachusetts Attorney General's office confirmed.


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