We have rigorous, need-based standards for selecting recipients to receive premium assistance. These standards have been reviewed and approved by the federal government

  • AKF has always taken a comprehensive approach to ensuring the integrity of our work with ESRD patients, and HIPP was established according to our own high standards and those approved by the federal government:
    • To ensure integrity by a charity providing third-party payments for health insurance, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) has approved standards to guard against abuses or violations of law.
    • The HHS OIG-approved standards bar specific practices which might steer patients into particular plans or to particular health care providers.
    • We asked the HHS OIG to examine AKF’s administration of the HIPP program, and after review, the OIG issued an advisory opinion, 97-1, approving AKF’s program
    • The OIG also cited AKF’s program in a subsequent bulletin as the example of how such a program can work
  • The nation’s leading charity watchdog organizations—including Charity Navigator, Consumer Reports, CharityWatch and the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Alliance—have recognized AKF as one of the nation’s most trusted and respected charities.