I have been on Humira since Jan 1, 2008.
I've had UC for about 5 years. Have never been able to get off of prednisone for any amount of time. I needed to be at 20mg to stay in remission.
Jan 1 2008 I started Humira. I am now down to 7.5mg of prednisone and doing fine. One or two bowel movements a day without the urgency.
I have Blue Cross/Blue Shield of IL and they have covered it since day one. Humira also has a CoPay card where they pay everything that your insurance doesn't cover so it ends up being free for me.
My GI wasn't sure if my insurance would cover it but I called and BC/BS said that it was definitely covered for UC. This was last year that I called.