Right after lunch yesterday I received a phone call from the specialty pharmacy handling my new MS medication. All the paperwork was in and insurance approved the new meds! (Yay!)
Insurance was leaving me with a copay of:
$120 for the "starter pack"
$120 per month!
Since I knew that Biogen (the company that manufactures my new med) offers a $0 Copay program, I told the pharmacy to hold up on setting up my delivery and called Biogen back. It took 28 minutes of my time but I was approved! No out of pocket expenses for me (same as when I was on my injectables with another manufacturer)!
$1560 (savings for the year) is a damn good rate of return for such a small amount of time!
My Tecfidera arrives next Tuesday so my new medication adventure starts early Wednesday morning.