General Information


The Kaiser Family Foundation
Non-profit foundation focusing on the major health care issues facing the United States, including Medicare, Medicaid and private health insurance.


AARP
Offers information about insurance and Medicare as well as about long-term care.

Medicare Patient Coalitions

Medicare Access for Patients Rx
A coalition of patient, family caregiver and health professional organization answers your questions about Medicare prescription drug coverage and provides information on state resources  and the Extra Help/Low-Income Subsidy drug benefit. The Guide to Medicare 2014 Part D Open Enrollment addresses many common questions Medicare beneficiaries may have when signing up for Medicare Part D.

Medicare Rights
A source of health care information and assistance providing information on Medicare coverage.

Co-payment, Out-of-Pocket Assistance and Drug Discounts

Chronic Disease Fund  
Medication co-pay assistance for the under-insured. Toll-Free Patient Information at 1-877-968-7233.

HelpPayRA Articles that will help you as you search for ways to lower your treatment costs and listings of resources, contact information and Web sites.

The HealthWell Foundation
Addresses the needs of individuals who cannot afford their insurance co-payments, premiums, co-insurance, or other out-of-pocket health care costs.

Partnership for Prescription Assistance, PPA
1-888-4PPA-NOW (1-888-477-2669)
Pharmaceutical companies, doctors, other health care providers, patient advocacy organizations and community groups working together to help qualifying patients get prescription medications. Has information in English and Espanol.

Together Rx Access, LLC
A resource to help uninsured Americans gain access to prescription products at significant savings. New sign ups will be accepted through December 31, 2013. The card can be used until February 28, 2014.

NeedyMeds
A comprehensive source of information on assistance programs available for people having difficulties paying for their medications or health care. NeedyMeds requires no registration.   
   
Rx Outreach
A fully-licensed mail order pharmacy that provides prescription medicines to uninsured and underinsured individuals and families, as well as those who have limited prescription drug coverage. Rx Outreach is not a prescription insurance program nor an Internet pharmacy.  

American Academy of Family Physicians
Provides information on topics such as understanding your medical bills and your insurance plan as well as resources for affordable prescription medication.  

Biologics-specific Support

Actemra
or call 1-866-681-3261 to learn about programs to help you access Actemra, regardless of your ability to pay.

Enbrel® (etanercept)
or call 1-888-436-2735 for reimbursement assistance.

http://www.encouragefoundation.com or call 1-800-282-7752 for uninsured or underinsured assistance.  

Glaxo Smith Kline
www.bridgestoaccess.com (Non-oncology medicines e.g. Boniva) or call 1-866-PATIENT (1-866-728-4368).

Humira (adalimumab)
or call 1-800-448-6472 for reimbursement assistance.

Certolizumab (Cimzia)
or call 1-866-424-6942 to learn about Cimzia’s co-pay savings card.

Belimumab (Benlysta)
or call 1-877-423-6597 for patient assistance or co-pay assistance.

Kineret® (anakinra)
or call 1-866-547-0644 to learn about the KineretKare program, which offers assistance with insurance as well as co-pay or reimbursement assistance.

Orencia® (abatacept)
and click on Support and Financial Help or call 1-866-268-4514 for reimbursement assistance or 1-800-673-6242 (1-800-ORENCIA) for co-pay questions.

Remicade® (infliximab)
(click on “Support and Financial Help”)  or call 1-888-222-3771 for Remicade assistance or 1-866-571-8556  for reimbursement assistance.

Rituxin® rituximab
or call 1-866-681-3261 for reimbursement assistance and 1-800-530-3083 for uninsured or underinsured assistance.

Simponi
or call 1- 877-697-4676.