These days you really have to get aggressive with your insurance company....many times if your insurance company has a mail order pharmacy then you canb really save.
When I had my old insurance company they told me that my Humira ( I take 1 shot each week)would cost $750 per injection w/o insurance.....$375 dollars co-pay per injection if went through my pharmacy and only $50 for a 90 day supply if I went through their mail order.
My new insurance company BC/BS of Florida said the w/o insurance cost was now over $800 per shot....if I used my own pharmacy the copay would be $100 every 4 weeks or through their mail order pharmacy it was only $100 for a 90 day supply.
You have to ask about everything these days...many companies will provide the drug for free or at a very reduced price if your income warrants it.
You also, as has been suggested, need to be very frank with your doctor and let him/her know what you can and can not afford
dx IBS 1999 UC 2000 CD 2001
Tested BIOGEN TYSABRI (gave me 2 years of remission)
tried Naltrexone Jan. 19, 2007 Stopped the Naltrexone July 28th...started Humira Aug 31st, 2007...current dose one shot every week. Also nightly dose of mesalamine.
Surgery Nov 4th, 2008 removed 30 inches of small bowel.
Crohns is currently active and has been since April of 2005
52 yrs old