My insurance covered Humira much better as well. So, I did not consider Remicade at all.
Remicade was not an option. I called and asked about Humira and checked the cop-pay price. I pay $40 a month for Humira when I would have to pay 10% of Remicade. From reading here Remicade was expensive and the 10% was too much for me. Plus it is done in a hospital here and the fess for nurses etc are bound to make the $$$ more.
I suggest trying to go to your insurance website and check their drug formulary. Since Humira is a higher cost drug sometimes they up the copay. My regular brand name copay is $20 but for Humira it is $40 since it is in a higher class of drugs with higher cost.
If you can't get to the website then call the ins company and ask. I try to use the website first usually. Since you are on Remicade I bet the insurance won't have a problem with humira since it turns out to be much cheaper.
Diagnosed w/ Crohn’s Disease March 2007 On 150mg Azathioprine (generic Imuran), Pentasa, & Entocort Switching to Humira June 2008 will wean off Pentasa and Entocort
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I am told that remicade would be higher on my plan since I would have to cover of the infusion center costs and since the drug would be from a pharmacy it could get very pricey...maybe 300 or 400 dollars per session out of pocket.
My Humira if bought at the pharmacy would cost 40% or $300 per shot ( I need the equiv of 1 per week) if i purchase through my insurance companies mail order program my out of pocket is $100 for a 90 day supply....
have fun figuring this out.....everyones plan is so different...your best bet is to call your company and ask for all options.