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Author Topic: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?  (Read 4966 times)

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Offline Ac75088

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Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« on: June 27, 2012, 12:29:34 PM »
I finally got my insurance mess straight but my copay is gonna be $300 a month..Is it better to order a 2 or 3 month supply? Anyone else pay this much or more and using the copay card? I need to look into getting one now if it'll do me some good.
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

Offline RemyG1971

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #1 on: June 28, 2012, 12:57:00 PM »
AC I have Insurance but still applied for a received the Atripla Asst Card in the mail. I plan on using it the next time I have to fill a Rx, like yours I believe it covers up to $300 a month. My current  Insurance allows me to fill 3 months Rx of Atripla for $90, I wonder if I will still be allowed to use this card?

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #2 on: June 28, 2012, 07:46:47 PM »
http://www.atripla.com/copay-assistance.aspx

link to the site -- says up to $200/month (cap at $2400/year) unless you're in Massachusetts (I think)

check it out

Offline Ac75088

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2012, 09:04:19 PM »
I called the number and got the info to take to the Rx! What a relief!! 200.00 off my meds today already. Copay is normally 355.00 a month but 155.00 is so much better
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

Offline Cosmicdancer

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2012, 11:31:20 PM »
Glad to hear your co-pay is more manageable, AC.   

I'm using the Atripla card.  My co-pay had recently gone up from $30 to $130, so I got the card.  No my co-pay is $0, but I worry that next year, my co-pay will keep going up over year after year. 
Summer, 2007 - &$#@?
November, 2007 - Tested poz, 300,000 vl, 560 cd4
Feb, 2008 - 57,000 vl, 520 cd4, started Atripla
June, 2008 - undetectable, 612 cd4
January, 2009 - undetectable, 670 cd4
May, 2009 - undetectable, 593 cd4
Sept, 2009 - 83 vl, 763 cd4, 34%
Dec, 2009 - undetectable, 889 cd4, 32%
April, 2010 - undetectable, 860 cd4, 31%
October, 2010 - undetectable, 800 cd4, 38%
April, 2011 - undetectable, t-cell test not done
October, 2011 - undetectable
April, 2012 - undetectable, 850 cd4, 39%
November, 2012 - undetectable, 901 cd4, 41%
April, 2013 - undetectable, 846 cd4, 36%
October, 2013 - undetectable
May, 2014 - undetectable, 784 cd4, 48%

Offline Ac75088

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2012, 11:47:24 PM »
I wish my insurance was that good, but it's better than nothing I guess..I looked at my prescription and it said "your insurance saved you $2166.00" I almost cussed out loud
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2012, 11:52:06 PM »
Glad you're starting to get the assistance. What a relief, indeed.

Offline phildinftlaudy

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2012, 11:55:04 PM »
I wish my insurance was that good, but it's better than nothing I guess..I looked at my prescription and it said "your insurance saved you $2166.00" I almost cussed out loud

That's what mine says when I get my script filled at Walgreen's -
I have a $60 copay - but the Atripla copay card picks that up - I have had the card for about a year and a half. You have to renew it every year.

It has saved me about $1,100 since I've had it.

Maybe someday we will see the price come down - it is sickening that 30 pills can cost that much - works out to about $72 a pill.

September 13, 2008 - diagnosed +
Labs:
Date    CD4    %   VL     Date  CD4  %   VL
10/08  636    35  510   9/09 473  38 2900  12/4/09 Atripla
12/09  540    30    60   
12/10  740    41  <48   
8/11    667    36  <20  
03/12  1,041  42  <20
05/12  1,241  47  <20
08/12   780    37  <20
11/12   549    35  <20
02/12  1,102  42  <20
11/12   549    35  <20

Offline Ac75088

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2012, 11:58:33 PM »
Thanks guys..I couldn't believe how easy the process was..only 5 min on the phone and another 5 at the pharmacy while they called to find out how to take care of it
01-12-08 Tested poz cd4 700 vl 8,000
04-25-11 Lowest cd4 count of 415 vl high at 250,000
05-03-11 Started Atripla
05-16-11 Hospitalized and treated for 2 weeks (neurosyphilis)
07-05-11 CD4 count 585 VL 550
10-04-11 CD4 count 700 VL 75
02-03-12 CD4 count 799 VL UD
08-08-12 CD4 count 838 VL UD

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #9 on: July 02, 2012, 08:34:17 AM »
You should also find there will not be an "interaction" of any sort with pharmacy staff for future pickups. Your co-pay card number is now on file and will be automatically factored in to the process. I never have to say or do anything. Given Phil's post, I'll note in my December calendar to call the companies (I deal with two -- one for Isentress and the other Truvada) regarding renewal.

Offline WorriedWife

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #10 on: July 12, 2012, 03:53:12 PM »
Can anyone tell me how they got the card. My husband just got a prescription for Atripla, he went to fill it and was told it would be almost 1800. This is because I have a high deductible insurance and have to meet the deductable before the insurance will cover it. Please help, I have no idea how to come up with this much money to get his meds.

Thanks
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #11 on: July 12, 2012, 04:43:31 PM »
http://www.atripla.com/copay-assistance.aspx

Today, open this link and CALL THE NUMBER EMBEDDED IN THE INSTRUCTIONS. Don't get sidetracked by reading the directions, just call.  Less than five minutes and you're on the way to enjoying savings!

Please report back in, will ya?

Offline WorriedWife

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #12 on: July 12, 2012, 04:52:23 PM »
Will do thanks for the info. Can I call or will my husband need to call since its his meds?
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #13 on: July 12, 2012, 04:55:14 PM »
Can't imagine why you can't call. I called on behalf of a relative for an ATRIPLA card and it was NO problem at all. My own cards are with two other companies.

Offline emeraldize

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #14 on: July 12, 2012, 04:57:20 PM »
I re-read your earlier post. If you do this today, you can take the number they give you over the phone and trot right down to the pharmacy with it. You don't have to have the fancy card which comes in the mail later. One of my cards is actually an online printout version. But you will get a plastic card soon in the mail which you won't need because the pharmacy will have your husband's number on file and it shouldn't be an issue again until you need to renew.

Offline WorriedWife

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #15 on: July 12, 2012, 05:12:23 PM »
Ok I called and this is what I was told. I can not use the copay assistence card until after I meet my deductable. So Im still in the same position. They did transfer me to another program that is offered and since I live in GA that really limits the type of assistence I can get but he did tell me to go to www.needymeds.org and fill out an appeal and submit all the paperwork it requires. If the appeal is approved then we will be able to get the meds for free for a year. So I guess I will try and do that and see what happens. I just have a feeling they are going to tell me that I dont qualify.

Thanks for the help
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Offline emeraldize

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2012, 09:42:18 PM »
Hey WW,

I apologize -- I didn't have a deductible to deal with and I concede when I saw your post I thought you needed help engaging the card sign-up process.

I suppose the silver lining is that they gave you an additional source to check out.

Try to be optimistic until you get the final word.

Again, I apologize, but I'm also most hopeful your appeal is granted.

Offline WorriedWife

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #17 on: July 17, 2012, 04:16:40 PM »
Hey everyone,

I just thought I would update everyone on some good news for me. My husband still doesnt have his meds but on the bright side. CVS made a claim to the insurance for his med (even though it wasent filled) and because there was an EOB filed I was able to make the claim for the amount to my Flex account. I was just notified that the claim as approved and they will pay it. So hopefully by Friday we will be able to fill his prescription  ;D ;D ;D YAY
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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #18 on: July 17, 2012, 04:59:07 PM »
Wonderful news. Hopefully, the next good news is word on your appeal.

Offline WorriedWife

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #19 on: July 23, 2012, 07:52:44 PM »
Ok so I have an update on my situation. I was unable to get assistence other then the copay card from Atripla, I did get my flex payment for the prescription so my husband now has his meds. I called Atripla and they just issued the copay card to me :) Better late then never :D So at least next month we will save a little money on his prescription :D Thanks for all the help and advise from everyone here.
"Everything Happens for a Reason"

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Re: Anyone using the Atripla Copay Card?
« Reply #20 on: July 23, 2012, 09:07:35 PM »
This is good news, WW!

 


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