Co-pay Savings for HIV Medication Part 2: Complera
Complera is the latest one pill once-a-day treatment for HIV. I blogged about it recently in some detail. Complera has three medications, rilpivirine, a new NNRTI, tenofovir and emtricitabine. These last two medications are also contained in Truvada.
Complera also has a great co-pay savings program. As I stated in my last blog, a copay savings program will save you a lot of money if you have private insurance with high monthly co-pays, and I highly recommend using these programs.
The Complera program will pay up to $2400 per year. This is money that the manufacturer pays to the pharmacy, reducing your co-pays. If you receive a 1-30 day supply, it covers up to $200 per refill for twelve refills per year. If you receive a 31-60 day supply, it covers up to $400 per refill. If you receive a 61-90 day supply, it covers up to $600 per refill.
You must enroll in the program to get these benefits. To enroll, you need a Complera co-pay assistance card, but I learned today you can also enroll over the phone even if you do not have this card. They will give you an ID number to use at the pharmacy. Use the card or number at the pharmacy before picking up your Complera.
The phone number to get enrolled is 1-877-505-6986.
You are not eligible for this program if you are in a federally funded insurance program, such as Medicare, Medicaid, or VA. This program is also limited to people in the United States and Puerto Rico, except for Massachusetts.
Tomorrow I will write about another co-pay savings program for HIV medication.