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Author Topic: Atripla - Gilead & Bristol Myers Briggs Co pay Cards  (Read 100 times)

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Offline Ibre

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Atripla - Gilead & Bristol Myers Briggs Co pay Cards
« on: December 20, 2014, 11:17:31 PM »
Hello All,

Happy holidays, I hope you're all staying warm and dry in your respective parts of the country/world.

I wanted to ask, did I just get myself in some deep shit in regards to co pay cards? I was originally prescribed Stribild but it cost me 3k a month which I cannot do. I never started it and asked my doc to prescribe something else, and she prescribed Atripla. Atripla costs 3k for a 90 day supply with my insurance. I was luckily approved for a Gilead co pay card for 6k a year, and a Bristol Myers Briggs co pay card for 6.8k a year, covering all 12k of my medication for the year. Am I going to be in deep shit in the future if I lose my insurance and cannot afford my medication because co pay doesn't cover it? I am actually a bit scared that I may have not made the right choice since medications are not usually allowed to be changed during their usage.

I am starting Atripla tonight in 45 minutes. Wish me luck. I will post my viral count when I re confirm with my doctor. From my knowledge I'm around 800k.

Thanks, and I wish you all health.
Ibre

Offline AusShep

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Re: Atripla - Gilead & Bristol Myers Briggs Co pay Cards
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 12:39:08 AM »
Glad to see you have it covered. 

But what is your actual insurance policy situation (company, deductible, med deductible, co-pay for HIV meds, lab co-pay, out of pocket maximum)? 

I think the copay cards are only for the US, and the maximum out of pocket limit for all plans is ~6,500 per year.  Do you have another plan you can switch to?  If your employer plan is non-compliant to minimum standards, you should be able to get something better on the health insurance marketplace (healthcare.gov)

 


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