Arthritis Copay Cards & Assistance
Written on April 1, 2015 by CreakyStaff
Let’s face it – many medications and treatment options are expensive. The good news is that there are many types of programs available to help patients pay for medication. We have compiled most programs into one place, with a handy index, to help you find out if there are discounts, assistance programs or rebates available to you.
The first type is a co-pay assistance program. Co-pay cards allow eligible patients to receive savings on their prescription co-payment/co-assistance out-of-pocket costs – think of them like coupons for those who qualify. This section will also include information about medication-specific support programs, if available.
The second type is a pharmaceutical assistance program. Drug companies offer these programs to provide financial assistance for the products that they manufacture. These corporate programs aim to provide eligible patients with low-cost or free medications.
The third type is a patient assistance foundation. These are independent organizations that are usually not-for-profit. The programs that these groups offer seek to alleviate the financial burden of affording expensive medications by locating co-pay assistance programs and pharmaceutical assistance programs for the individual consumer. They also may allocate funds to disease-specific programs and award this financial assistance to qualifying patients. Their services vary, so check out their websites for more information.
These programs can significantly ease the burden on those who have high out-of-pocket expenses for their medicines, and many companies have made it very easy to access their medicines for free or at a reduced price. Participation in these programs varies widely, with some having income requirements while others are made available to all patients.
We have gathered most programs available to patients with arthritis and related conditions and made it easy to reference for our members. If you are aware of an assistance program that is not listed below, please let us know by emailing us at email@example.com.
ACTEMRA Patient Assistance Programs
(800) 228-3672 | genentech-access.com
If you are worried about paying for ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab), we can help. We offer programs to help you access ACTEMRA, regardless of your ability to pay.
We can work with you if:
- You have no health care plan
- Your health care plan turned down paying for ACTEMRA
- You have a high co-pay or co-insurance
CELEBREX Savings Card
(888) 678-2692 | celebrex.com
Use the CELEBREX Savings Card and save up to $15 on each of 12 prescriptions.
Just bring your CELEBREX Savings Card and prescription for CELEBREX to a participating pharmacy and you will instantly receive up to $15 off the purchase.
(800) 424-6942 | cimzia.com
Have or need a CIMZIA Co-Pay Savings Card?
CIMZIA offers a comprehensive patient support program called CIMplicity. You can get up to 12 months of CIMZIA with no out-of-pocket costs to you with the CIMZIA Co-Pay Savings Card. UCB offers help with co-pay assistance through the CIMZIA Co-Pay Savings Card.
(888)-436-2735 | enbrel.com
The ENBREL Support™ Card provides financial support to eligible* commercially insured patients when presented to the pharmacy. Call the insurance specialists at the number above first to determine your eligibility. For all eligible patients*, the ENBREL Support™ card program may offer the first six months at no out-of-pocket expense to you and $10 or less afterward.
Humira Protection Plan
(800) 448-6472 | Humira.com
Taking or thinking of taking Humira?
Regardless of your current status—employed, unemployed, insured, or uninsured — HUMIRA offers guidance and support to help you access the treatment your doctor has prescribed.
(866) 547-0644 | kineretrx.com
Please call or go to the website for more information. There are two programs. KineretKare Patient Support Program will pay up to $300 for a 30-day supply up to $3,600 per year, but person needs to be covered by a commercial insurance. Fill out one-page form and submit with copy of both sides of insurance card. Enrollment is good for one-year, then patients need to re-enroll. Sobi Patient Assistance Program (PAP) offers to pay up to 100%, but there are financial eligibility requirements (proof of household income must be provided). Two-page form must be filled out by patient and doctor.
1-(888)-579-7839 | krystexxaconnect.com
The Krystexxa Connect Co-Pay Reduction Program is designed to help commercially insured eligible patients with their deductible, co-insurance, and/or co-pay requirements for Krystexxa® (pegloticase).
For all Krystexxa infusions during the calendar year, Crealta will reimburse the patient’s combined out-of-pocket co-payment, co-insurance, or deductible amount for a total program benefit up to $15,000 per patient per calendar year.
You are not eligible if your prescriptions are paid in part or full by any state or federally funded programs, including but not limited to Medicare, Medicaid, Medigap, VA, DOD or TriCare, or where prohibited by law.
(800)-236-9933 | movantik.com
You may be eligible for this offer if you are insured by commercial insurance and your insurance does not cover the full cost of your prescription, or you are not insured and are responsible for the cost of your prescriptions.
Patients who are enrolled in a state or federally funded prescription insurance program are not eligible for this offer. This includes patients enrolled in Medicare Part D, Medicaid, Medigap, Veterans Affairs (VA), Department of Defense (DOD) programs or TriCare, and patients who are Medicare eligible and enrolled in an employer-sponsored group waiver health plan or government-subsidized prescription drug benefit program for retirees.
Opana ER Co-Pay Card
(800) 462-3636 | opana.com
Eligible patients could pay no more than $15 on each of their eligible prescriptions for Opana® ER. Plus, they can use the same Co-Pay Card up to 12 times per year
(800)-332-1088 | otezla.com
$0 CO-PAY* OFFER
Did you know you could pay $0 for your Otezla® (apremilast) each month? With the $0 co-pay offer, eligible people can get Otezla at no out-of-pocket cost. How do you know if you’re eligible? All it takes is one phone call to SupportPlus™—and eligibility is not dependent on your income.
That means even if you have health insurance through your employer, you may be able to pay $0 each month for Otezla.
Patient Assistance Now
(800) 245-5356 | PatientAssistancenow.com
Novartis: Our Commitment to Patients
At Novartis, our mission is to help improve people’s lives by pioneering health care treatments, which include researching and developing innovative prescription medicines. We also are committed to educating people about their diseases and conditions, and about the Novartis medicines they take.
(855)-336-3322 | Rasuvo.com
HOW THE CORE CONNECTIONS CO-PAY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM WORKS
- Present this card with a valid prescription.
- You will receive co-pay assistance for up to $125 for a 1-month supply. This card is valid for 12 months.
- If you have any questions, please feel free to call 1-855-336-3322.
(866)-479-6742 | rayos.com
You may pay as little as $0 for every RAYOS prescription with the RAYOS savings card!*
Remember: RAYOS is the first and only delayed-release form of prednisone. There are generic forms of prednisone, but there is NO generic substitute for delayed-release prednisone.
Co-pay Questions? Call us at 1-855-226-4006 if you have any questions about the RAYOS Savings Program.
*For eligible patients. Terms and Conditions apply. Please see below for
REMICADE Partnership Assistance
(888) 652-6227 | janssenaccessone.com
Looking for a place to start?
Janssen Access One includes resources on patient assistance and rebate programs aimed at helping make your Remicade prescription more affordable.
Rituxan Access Solutions
(855) 692-6729 | genentech-access.com
We Focus on Access so You Can Focus on Health
If you are worried about paying for Rituxan® (rituximab), Rituxan Access Solutions has programs to help you. Learn how the Genentech BioOncology Co-pay Card can help with the out-of-pocket costs for Rituxan for NHL/CLL.
Prescription Assistance for SIMPONI
(877) 697-4676 | janssenprescriptionassistance.com
SimponiOne® Cost Support, for those eligible, may provide instant savings on your out-of-pocket medication costs for SIMPONI® for up to 12 months after activation, 12 injections, or $6,000 annual program benefit, whichever comes first.
(855)-493-5526 | xeljanz.com
The XELJANZ Co-Pay Savings Card is designed to make XELJANZ more affordable for patients with commercial (private) insurance. If you are eligible, you may be able to receive XELJANZ for as low as $0 out-of-pocket costs per month for eligible patients*
*Maximum benefit amount of $8,000 per calendar year.