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Author Topic: Atripla & Truvada Co-pay Assistance Programs Expanded  (Read 3250 times)

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Offline Inchlingblue

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Atripla & Truvada Co-pay Assistance Programs Expanded
« on: July 02, 2010, 05:02:26 PM »
I have a co-pay card from Gilead but only use it in January which is when I have to meet my deductible and have a high co-pay. They have just changed the rules so there are no minimums and I'll be able to use it to cover my regular $25. monthly co-pay for Truvada.

This is also good for anyone taking one of the separate components of Truvada, Emtriva and Viread.
 
Effective on or before July 1, 2010, Gilead will eliminate the requirement for clients with private insurance to pay the first $50 of out-of-pocket expenses before co-pay assistance begins. Going forward, Gilead will pay up to $200 per month ($2,400/year) toward out-of-pocket expenses for Truvada, Viread or Emtriva. All clients in the U.S. with private insurance are eligible, except where prohibited by law. Clients seeking further information on Gilead's co-pay program should call 1-888-358-0398 to request a pharmacy Co-Pay Card for use when filling prescriptions.

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http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/recent/2010/0608_2010_e.html
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 04:44:31 PM by Inchlingblue »

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Atripla's co-pay assistance is also expanding and will now cover entire co-pays up to $200./month.

Atripla Co-pay Program to Cover More People

Gilead Sciences and Bristol-Myers Squibb have announced that the co-payment assistance program for Atripla (containing efavirenz, tenofovir and emtricitabine) has been revised and will essentially benefit all people living with HIV with private health insurance who pay any out-of-pocket co-payment fees. The greatly enhanced co-payment program went into effect July 1.

Previously, the programówhich can reduce a personís out-of-pocket co-payment at the pharmacy by $200ódidnít kick in until after a person had paid the first $50 of his or her co-pay. As most people with private health insurance have individual drug co-payments of less than $50, many privately insured individuals using Atripla werenít able to benefit from the program. Now the program will cover a personís co-payment beginning with the first dollar, widely expanding the number of people who are eligible for this assistance.

As before, the program will cover up to $200 of a personís co-payment each month. The program is limited to people with private health insurance.


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http://www.aidsmeds.com/articles/hiv_atripla_copay_1667_18681.shtml

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Re: Atripla & Truvada Co-pay Assistance Programs Expanded
« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2010, 07:15:40 PM »
I have a co-pay card from Gilead but only use it in January which is when I have to meet my deductible and have a high co-pay. They have just changed the rules so there are no minimums and I'll be able to use it to cover my regular $25. monthly co-pay for Truvada.

This is also good for anyone taking one of the separate components of Truvada, Emtriva and Viread.
 
Effective on or before July 1, 2010, Gilead will eliminate the requirement for clients with private insurance to pay the first $50 of out-of-pocket expenses before co-pay assistance begins. Going forward, Gilead will pay up to $200 per month ($2,400/year) toward out-of-pocket expenses for Truvada, Viread or Emtriva. All clients in the U.S. with private insurance are eligible, except where prohibited by law. Clients seeking further information on Gilead's co-pay program should call 1-888-358-0398 to request a pharmacy Co-Pay Card for use when filling prescriptions.

LINK:

http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/recent/2010/0608_2010_e.html

This is timely news for me.  It looks like I would be eligible, and my Truvada copay is currently just over $600 for a ninety-day supply.
...................VL.....CD4.....%
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05/10-- ......<48.....290.....46
02/10-- ......<48.....481.....44
10/09-- ......<48.....277.....46
07/09-- ......<48.....300.....38
05/09-- ........51.....449.....39
03/09-- Added Isentress
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11/08-- ........62.....242.....40
08/08-- ........66.....212.....29
05/08-- ......202.....217.....27
03/08-- ....5210.....187.....21
02/08-- Began Truvada/Reyataz/Norvir
12/07-- 273,000.....157.....22
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10/07-- Diagnosis

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Re: Atripla & Truvada Co-pay Assistance Programs Expanded
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2010, 08:16:55 PM »
BlueMoon, Isentress also has a co-pay assistance (so does Reyataz and Norvir), I use the Isentress one for January and February, it's for co-pays over $30., it's very easy to use and I think they pay up to $400. per Rx:

http://www.isentress.com/raltegravir/isentress/consumer/savings/index.jsp?WT.svl=2I

There are these programs in place for most HIV meds:

http://positivelyaware.com/2009/09_02/13th_annual_hiv_drug_guide.shtml

There's no reason for anyone with insurance to have to pay high co-pays, it's worth taking advantage of these programs.
« Last Edit: July 03, 2010, 10:40:18 PM by Inchlingblue »

Offline wtfimpoz

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Re: Atripla & Truvada Co-pay Assistance Programs Expanded
« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2010, 10:02:41 PM »
What if we need a medication which isn't covered?  What are we going to do when the drug companies stop paying?
09/01/2009-neg
mid april, 2010, "flu like illness".
06/01/2010-weakly reactive ELISA, indeterminant WB
06/06/2010-reactive ELISA, confirmed positive.

DATE       CD4     %     VL
07/15/10  423     33    88k
08/28/10  489     19    189k
09/06/10-Started ATRIPLA
09/15/10  420     38    1400
11/21/10  517     25    51

Offline WillyWump

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Re: Atripla & Truvada Co-pay Assistance Programs Expanded
« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2010, 11:23:14 PM »
What are we going to do when the drug companies stop paying?

Pray to the God of your choice that that never happens.

-Will
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6/3/14 CD4- 736, UD 34%
6/25/13 CD4- 1036, UD,
2/4/13, CD4 - 489, UD, 28%

Current Meds: Prezista/Epzicom/ Norvir
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