Gilenya’s Patient Services Program will conduct a benefits investigation and determine on an individual basis what assistance a person may be eligible to receive. They can provide a free starter packet while this is proceeding. The program will assist patients in the following ways:
- For individuals with no insurance, they can receive free medication if their income is less than five times the Federal Poverty Level, under the Patient Assistance Foundation. People with Medicare can also receive assistance in this program. The benefit continues for one year, at which time the patient may reapply. If there is an alternative program, the patient will be referred.
- For individuals with commercial insurance, they can receive help up to $800 monthly under the Medical Co-Pay Support Program. This program is based on the present calendar year. There is currently no information available on this program beyond December 31, 2011.
Please note that certain states are not covered under these programs. Individuals living in those states need to ask the Patient Services representative about other assistance.