Is Remicade covered under insurance plans?

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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 35
   Posted 12/13/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Is Remicade covered under insurane plans?
Current Meds:
4 Lialda daily
Rowasa nightly

New Member

Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 16
   Posted 12/13/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
You need to find out from your particular insurance carrier - the coverage varies widely by company and by plan. Good Luck.

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2006
Total Posts : 90
   Posted 12/13/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, Remicade was covered by my previous insurance MDIPA at 100% and now I have Blue Choice Blue Cross Blue Shield and it's covered at 100%. It depends on the plan, so just call the Member Services # for your insurance and they can tell you if your plan covers it. Hope that helps!
Diagnosed w/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1999

Major Flare 6/2006- in hospital for a week where I received ALOT of IV prednisone and 1st Remicade Infusion. Continued on bed rest for an additional week.

Current Meds-
Off Prednisone since Oct 2006.
Remicade Infusions every 8 or 9 weeks-last infusion 10/2008, next one is next monday.

Considering Probiotics.

Veteran Member

Date Joined May 2006
Total Posts : 619
   Posted 12/13/2008 9:18 PM (GMT -6)   
My infusions are covered 100%, every six weeks. I am sure my insurance company hates me ;-)
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08 Finally achieved remission mid October 2008!!
11 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; 11/08/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Rowesa and/or Canasa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D; Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro

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