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Immunoglobulin (Ig) replacement therapy is a lifesaving, lifelong treatment for many people with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI), specifically those who are antibody deficient. For those who rely on this treatment, you need to know how your therapy is covered under your insurance. Is it part of your pharmacy benefit or your medical benefit? This is always important to understand, but it’s especially critical to know when there are supply issues that may prevent you from receiving your normal vial sizes for your dose.
On Friday, December 14, a federal judge in Texas issued a ruling that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is unconstitutional. While the thought of losing numerous patient protections under the ACA is extremely concerning, it is not time to panic.
Happy holidays, zebras! As 2018 comes to a close, we’d like to take the opportunity to thank those who made this year possible for IDF – YOU!
Together, we are strong, and we look forward to joining together in 2019 for another great year! Check out our video to you this holiday season.
As we wrap up the 2018, we want to recognize the work of our volunteers and all you’ve done this year! f you have not submitted an Activity or Follow-up Report for your volunteer service in 2018, please take a few minutes by Monday, December 31, 2018 to do so through the IDF Volunteer Connection Center.
The last day of open enrollment for the Health Care Exchange Marketplace is December 15, 2018 for a January 1, 2019 start date. If you have yet to obtain health insurance for the upcoming year, you can see what you should take into consideration when picking a plan on the IDF website. Click here to learn more.
Looking back over the year has reminded us what we love most about IDF—the community we serve, the work that we do and the incredibly dedicated supporters who make that work possible. If you haven’t yet, please consider donating to IDF before the end of the year.
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This article originally appeared in the IDF monthly e-newsletter, Primary Immune Tribune. Click here to subscribe.
The Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF) understands the challenges in finding a specialist who treats people with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI). IDF has long maintained a database to help patients and families locate a specialist, but now for the first time ever, that information is available 24/7 with the click of a button.
There are new episodes of the IDF podcast, Primary Immunodeficiency Q&A! If you’re interested in hearing guests talk about what it’s like being a young adult living with PI, check out these episodes of our podcast!