aha, sorry missed the top part of your post, on auto pilot today.
with BCBS each plan is different for each company or each individual (if you are purchasing it from BCBS directly). For the plan that my company has they told me remicade is 100% covered if done at a hospital and a $20 copay if done at the Dr's. office. (My Dr's office does do remicade)
However, before I was married my husband had BCBS and he had a $1,500 yearly deductible and paid out of pocket $300 a month to BCBS and his employer (small business) paid $300 a month, basically it was to cover a catastrophe and it did not include prescript
Just because I also have BCBS does not mean that your coverage plan will be the same as mine. I know our HR has to re-negotiate every year and our prices go up each year. I pay $150 each month through my company for myself and my husband's health benefits....well worth it! Also, the company pays a lot of money to BCBS too.
It all depends what kind of plan you are on. For instance if my company wanted to pay more money we could have a cheaper PPO plan but they do not want to so we have the HMO and option of the PPO with the 80/20 (meaning I would pay 20% of all my medical costs).
I hope your benefits cover it! If not look into purchasing addtional coverage, not sure how to go about
that but may be an option??? I had no idea how expensive it is.
UC Diagnosed March 2000
Imuran 100mg 1xday;Remicade tests pending;Hydrocortisone enemas 1xday;
Lialda 2.4mg 1xday since 8/24/07 ; prev. Asacol 4800mg day
Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60mg 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 1xday. Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Post Edited (Beth75) : 10/19/2007 1:50:08 PM (GMT-6)