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Preventive Service Coverage

A recent ruling in the case of Braidwood Management, Inc. v. Becerra could affect some of the information on this page. Click here to read more. NASTAD will continue to monitor this situation and update this page as needed.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA) now requires qualified health plans to cover PrEP as a preventive service at no cost to the patient. Most private insurance plans must provide $0 cost-sharing for at least one PrEP product, so most patients should not need copay assistance programs.

The following infographic summarizes the steps to verify that a given plan is offering PrEP at no cost to the patient. Visit to get started, or visit your state-based marketplace.

NASTAD PrEP Coverage Brief: PrEP Services Covered with No Cost-Sharing: This fact sheet walks through the coverage and cost-sharing requirements for public and private payers that come with this USPSTF Grade A recommendation. It summarizes federal guidance on implementing Preventive Services provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including new federal sub-regulatory guidance addressing PrEP services released on July 19, 2021.

PrEP Coverage Checkā€”A PrEP Verification Tool: This tool aims to assist PrEP navigators and enrollment assisters quickly verify whether PrEP medications are covered in select health plans throughout the 2023 Open Enrollment Period

PrEP Cost Sharing Complaint Template: The PrEP Cost Sharing Complaint Template is meant to assist providers and patients file a complaint about an uncompliant health plan charging for PrEP services. 

State-based Marketplaces

California - Covered California

Colorado - Connect for Health Colorado

Connecticut - Access Health CT

District of Columbia - DC Health Link

Idaho - Your Health Idaho

Kentucky Kynect

Maine CoverME

Maryland - Maryland Health Connection

Massachusetts - Massachusetts Health Connector

Minnesota - MNsure

Nevada - NevadaHealthLink

New Mexico - BewellNM

New York - New York State of Health

New Jersey - Get Covered NJ

Pennsylvania - Pennie

Rhode Island - HealthSourceRI

Vermont - Vermont Health Connect

Virginia- Virginia Health Benefit Exchange

Washington State - Washington Healthplanfinder

For more information about state-based marketplaces, visit the KFF State Health Insurance Marketplace Types resource.