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Author Topic: Struggling with how to choose insurance plan  (Read 2252 times)

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Struggling with how to choose insurance plan
« on: November 22, 2018, 09:23:28 am »
Hey all,

I started a new job and just got notified that I am now eligible to get insurance (YEAH).

My husband works at Wal-Mart and the coverage for the Atripla I take is horrible. Co-pay is like $700 a month. This past year, I used the co-pay assistance card from Gilead and that covered most of the cost. I still had to pay at the end of the year for 3 months of pills, but better than having to pay the full co-pay myself.

Anyway, how do you choose plans? It seems like the co-pay for prescriptions is pretty similar among all of the plans (either $100 or $80) (Gold, Silver or Bronze) a month, which is very manageable. I now work for Walgreens in Florida and the two options are Blue Cross Blue Shield and United Health Care. I just read on the forum that UHC may no longer be covering Atripla, which has worked great for me. I did have a negative reaction to Stribild, so I am nervous to switch.

Sorry, how do you choose? Do you call the company and explain your situation and ask opinions on the best option for your situation or do something else?

Thanks in advance.
Questionable event in March
Tested pos with Oraquick 5-17-2014
Positive confirmed on 7-11-2014
7-19-2014 cd4 276 cd4% 9 vl 312,735
Started Stribild 8-15-2014
Allergic reaction identified, stopped Stribild 9-9-2014
Saw ID, started Atripla 9-17-2014
11-12-2014 cd4 447 cd4% 17 vl 326
02-05-2015 cd4 388 cd4% 16 vl 49
04-24-2015 cd4 407 cd4% 23 vl UD (YEAH!)
08-04-2015 cd4 318 vl UD
12-11-2015 cd4 378 Cd4% 21 vl UD
02-26-2016 cd4 367 Cd4% 26 vl UD
05-26-2016 cd4 393 Cd4% 28 vl UD
09-07-2016 cd4 374 Cd4% 27 vl UD


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