my husband has MS and is on the three times a week copaxone shots. They seem to have helped keep the MS at bay. He's always been on my insurance through my work because his was too expensive and didn't cover much. 'My insurance always covers all of his meds. I'm leaving my job at the end of the month and I'm not sure what to do about his meda coverages until I find a new job and the insurance kicks in which we all know can take awhile. I'm not sure what to do. Could use some advice. He can't go without his meds...
Maybe you can contact the company that makes your husband's meds and ask if they offer zero dollar copay to patients who qualify. Your husband's neurologist may be able to help, at least steer you in the right direction. Certainly worth a try. Linda
You could purchase COBRA through your former employer, which will guarantee no lapse in medical coverage.
please discuss this with a navagator at the ms society, they have info about your area and what is available. call them.
You've gotten some great suggestions! I would definitely look into COBRA to see if that is financially an option for you; you would just want to talk to your HR department. You would also want to speak with Shared Solutions (Copaxone's Patient Assistance Program.) Sometimes their programs are able to temporarily provide medication to individuals who are in between insurance.
Shared Solutions contact info:
I would also encourage you to call to speak with our Benefits Specialists. They will help you look at your situation to see if there are any other potential options to fill in this gap of insurance. You'd want to call 800-344-4867, option 1; and ask to speak with a Benefits Specialist.
I hope this helps!
The manufacturers of specialty drugs, including those for MS, have patient financial assistance programs for those patients that do not have insurance coverage, or they will direct you to a charity that may help you. Call Shared Solutions, which is the patient assistance program for Copaxone. You should find the telephone number all over any matierals regarding the drug, or I am sure that you can find it on-line. They will help you or direct you to someone who can. Best of luck.