MS Lifelines will assist patients in the following ways:
- If a person has no insurance, he or she will be provided with free medication for up to one year, under the Access Made Simple program. At that time, the patient may reapply and is often still eligible.
- If a person has Medicare, he or she may apply for assistance once reaching the coverage gap. This assistance is also available for one year, and a person may reapply after that time.
Both 1 and 2 require financial eligibility, the terms of which are not disclosed. If the person is not eligible when reapplying, there is no further assistance available.
- If a person is insured but has a high co-pay, there is a program to assist. For the first three months, there will be no cost, and after that it is $50 monthly. This is ongoing, with no need to reapply.