These programs offer assistance to people with private health insurance for the co-payments required to obtain HIV drugs at the pharmacy. Some companies offer co-pay assistance for all of their drugs, including non-HIV drugs.
ABBVIE (formerly Abbott)
Drugs covered: Kaletra, Norvir
Contact Information: 800-222-6885, or go to the product websites (e.g. www.kaletra.com)
Program Details: The co-pay assistance covers the first $200 per Kaletra prescription per month, and the first $50 per Norvir prescription per month. Currently, a person must reapply for the program each year.
BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM (BI)
Drugs covered: Viramune XR
Contact Information: The BI co-pay card is distributed by health care providers, HIV service providers and pharmacies only.
Program Details: The co-pay assistance starts after the first $25 paid by the consumer, then unlimited co-pay coverage. The program does not cover Aptivus prescriptions, nor does it cover Viramune IR, which is now available as generic. Previously a person needed to reapply for the program each year, however those who plan to or are currently enrolled in the co-pay program are now covered through December, 2013.
BRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB (BMS)
Drugs covered: Atripla, Reyataz and Sustiva
Contact Information: 888-281-8981 for Sustiva and Reyataz or 866-784-3431 for Atripla or go to the product websites (e.g. www.sustiva.com)
Program Details: The program covers the first $200 per-month of your co-payment for Reyataz and Sustiva, and the first $400 for Atripla. Currently, a person must reapply for the program each year.
HIV Drugs covered: None
Contact Information: None
Program Details: No program, might cover co-pays through their patient assistance program.
Drugs covered: Atripla, Complera, Emtriva, Stribild, Truvada, Viread
Contact Information: 877-505-6986 or go to product websites (e.g. www.truvada.com)
Program Details: The program covers the first $400 per-month of your co-payment for Atripla, Complera, and Stribild; and the first $200 per month of your co-payment for Emtriva, Truvada and Viread. The program automatically renews annually for enrolled patients.
JANSSEN THERAPEUTICS (formerly Tibotec Therapeutics)
Drugs covered: Edurant, Intelence, Prezista
Contact Information: 866-961-7169 or go to product websites (e.g. www.prezista.com). You can also get all of the relevant information or forms including an instant savings card at www.janssentherapeutics.com.
Program Details: After paying the first $5 of your co-payment, there is no limit on the amount of the remaining co-pay Janssen will cover. Currently, you must reapply for the program each year.
MERCK & CO.
Drugs covered: Isentress
Contact Information: 855-834-3467 or www.isentress.com
Program Details: The program covers the first $400 per-month of your co-payment for Merck HIV products. Currently, a person must reapply for the program each year.
ViiV HEALTHCARE (formerly GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer)
Drugs covered: Combivir, Epivir, Epzicom, Lexiva, Rescriptor, Retrovir, Selzentry, Trizivir, Viracept and Ziagen.
Contact Information: Call 1-877-844-8872. Effective February 1, 2013, patients must get a new card and re-enroll for 2013. You can get the card from your provider or print out the card online at www.mysupportcard.com, or call the number above. To activate the new card, call 855-208-3317 or go to www.activatethecard.com/gsk.
Program Details: The program now covers the first $200 per-month of your co-payment on each ViiV prescription. Currently, you must reapply for the program every two years.