Last year I was paying about
$70 a month through my work. I changed my plan to the lowest out of pocket this year and now I am paying about
$150 a month.
Ya'll have really good insurance. I have to pay my entire deductible and out of pocket before I can order my meds. I started Remi last oct and had to pay. $4400 up front. Luckily I did qualify for Remistart. I was refunded about $1100.
Bad news is I have to start all over this year. Paid my $1875 deductible before my infusion January 25. (I ordered the meds the last week of 2009 to avoid having to pay that right away) My next infusion is March 11 and I am about $900 short of my $1600 out-of-pocket.
The upside is once this is paid I don't have to pay any more on doctor visits, procedures or Remi the rest of the year, not even co-pay.
Just a lot to pay at once.
wow thats a huge deductible. whats your monthly payment? Im getting my insurance through state and pay $350ish but my deductible is 500$. Surprisingly my remicade is fully covered by kaiser and i dont even have to pay for the infusion clinic visit. Im not sure what Id do if I had to pay $4500 upfront every year.