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Settling allegations of discrimination filed by the Massachusetts attorney general’s office, Mutual of Omaha has agreed not to deny insurance to people who use medications to prevent H.I.V. infection.

The insurer also has settled a lawsuit brought by an unidentified gay man in Massachusetts who was turned down for long-term-care insurance after acknowledging that he took an H.I.V.-prevention drug called Truvada.

“Consumers looking to protect themselves from H.I.V. transmission should not be excluded from buying insurance,” Maura Healey, the attorney general of Massachusetts, said in a prepared statement.

…continue reading ‘Facing Legal Action, Insurer Now Will Cover People Taking Truvada, an H.I.V.-Prevention Drug’

Image: By Shannon Ramos from Swanton, Nebraska, U.S.A. – Mutual of Omaha BuildingUploaded by xnatedawgx, CC BY 2.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=11664995

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