Financial Resources

Payment Assistance Options

Paying for CIPD medication can be costly, confusing and complicated. Fortunately, there are a variety of assistance programs that may be able to help. Here’s a few steps to point you in the right direction.

Step 1: If you do not know the name of your product or prescription, ask your doctor or pharmacy for the name of your IVIg name and maufacturer.

Step 2: Look below for your IVIg product name then call the company and ask for someone to speak with in regards to a “medical assistance program.” You will need to explain your medical and financial situation.

  • Gamunex-C
    888-694-2686
    Grifols Gamunex-C Connexions Program: Provides the uninsured or underinsured the access to therapy that they need. (For CIDP patients only)
  • Gammagard, HYQVIA
    888-229-8379
    Shire’s Patient Assistance Program: You may qualify for this program if you 1. Have a current prescription for a Shire hematology product 2. Do not have insurance or have a lapse in insurance coverage 3. Meet financial eligibility guidelines
  • Hizentra
    877-355-4447
    CSL Behring Patient assistance program: uninsured/underinsured patients only. If you qualify, eligible for free product for one year.
  • Privigen
    877-355-4447
    No copay assistance if fully insured.
    CSL Behring Patient assistance program: uninsured/underinsured patients only. If you qualify, eligible for free product for one year.
  • Gammaked
    1-855-353-7466 Ext. 4
    The Kedrion Biopharma Customer Service team is available to help patients, families, and healthcare professionals with verifying insurance coverage and benefits for GAMMAKED, helping to obtain prior authorizations and with claim denials.

STEP 3: Contact your infusion company (whether you are receiving in-home or in-suite infusion)

If you are receiving IVIg infusions, your infusion company may be able to help.  Speak with your infusion nurse about their company’s options or with the clinical case manager. Be sure and contact them by phone and ask if they have any financial assistance programs. Most will not have public information about their assistance programs on their website, but will be able to assist if you contact them directly.

Other Programs and Organizations

Below is a list of other programs and other resourceful organizations,  that may be able to assist. Please note that not all of these resources are available for our international patients. Your local liaison may know of some more relevant resources. (Need a local GBS|CIDP Foundation Liaison? Contact Outreach Manager, Kelly McCoy at kelly.mccoy@gbs-cidp.org.)

  • PSI ACCESS Program: Pro-Bono Attorneys to help you navigate Insurance issues & medication denials.
    Toll free at 1 (877) 851-9065 to speak with an attorney.
  • Good Days: Exists to pay the prohibitively costly insurance co-pays of life-extending and life-saving treatments for people otherwise unable to afford those treatments. Further, to offer patients and families additional financial help, emotional support, and guidance to the best available information and support for each specific disease state.
    https://www.mygooddays.org/contact-us
    (877) 968-7233
  • Patient Advocate Foundation: Helps patients with access to care, maintenance of employment and preservation of their finances   http://www.patientadvocate.org/
    (800) 532-5274
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance (United States only): Helps patients who lack prescription coverage get the medicines they need at little to no cost.
    https://www.pparx.org/
  • National Organization of Social Security Claimants (NOSSCR): The National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives is to advocate for improvements in Social Security disability programs and to ensure that individuals with disabilities applying for Social Security Disability and SSI benefits have access to highly qualified representation and receive fair decisions.
    https://www.nosscr.org/
    (201) 567-4228
  • Needy Meds:  Provides a free drug discount card that offers a discount of up to 80% at more than 63,000 pharmacies nationwide. They also maintain a website of free information on programs that help people who cannot afford medications and healthcare costs.
    www.needymeds.org
    (800) 503-6897
  • Hill-Burton Free and Reduced Cost Health Care (United States only): In 1946, Congress passed a law that gave hospitals, nursing homes and other health facilities grants and loans for construction and modernization. In return, they agreed to provide a reasonable volume of services to persons unable to pay and to make their services available to all persons residing in the facility’s area. The program stopped providing funds in 1997, but about 140 health care facilities nationwide are still obligated to provide free or reduced-cost care.
    www.hrsa.gov/get-health-care/affordable/hill-burton/index.html
    (800) 638-0742
  • HealthWell Foundation: Assists patients living with chronic diseases with copays, deductibles, premiums, and out-of-pocket expenses.
    http://www.healthwellfoundation.org/
    (800) 675-8416
  • Kaiser Foundation Consumer Guide (United States only): Helps patients handle disputes with their employer or private health plan, by state. https://www.kff.org/our-programs/
  • MedMonk: Medmonk helps to provide financial assistance to patients who are unable to afford their medications.
    https://www.medmonk.com/
  • RxAssist: Offers a comprehensive database of pharmaceutical patient assistance programs, as well as practical tools, news, and articles.
    http://www.rxassist.org/