Drug Advocacy Prescription Assistance plans
Prescription Assistance Plans are programs set up by drug companies that offer free or low cost drugs to uninsured individuals who cannot afford their medication. Most brand name drugs are found in these programs.
Companies offer these programs voluntarily. The government does not require them to provide free medicine.
Who is eligible for Patient Assistance Programs?
Each program has it’s own rules. Some common requirements are:
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal resident
• Meet program income guidelines
Some require the member to have no prescription insurance coverage – but not all.
(This requirement can be verified before you enroll.)
Can I apply for assistance if I have insurance or prescription coverage?
Some Patient Assistance Programs will help those who have insurance if they meet program hardship requirements or their medication is not covered by their insurance. Also, there are several foundations which offer to help with co-pays for specific medications or diseases. Click here for a list of Co-Pay Assistance
Resources. Our discount card can be used instead of your insurance. If your co-pay is more than $10, give the card to your pharmacist and ask “What is my RxAssist Disount Price?”. For more information or to print our discount card, click here.
Can I apply for these programs if I have Medicare Part D?
It depends on the company. Some companies will let people with Part D apply for their programs. Other companies may review applications on a case-by-case basis. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.