Co-Pay Assistance

Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy Patient Co-Pay Assistance Program

Specialty medication co-pays and high deductibles can significantly affect patient compliance and therefore treatment efficacy.

Medication co-pays and deductibles have been steadily increasing in the past few decades. In fact, the rate of increase in health insurance deductibles has surpassed the annual rate of the increase of worker’s wages. High medication co-pays can deter patients from filling prescriptions and scheduling follow-up doctor’s visits that are necessary for monitoring and managing their condition. This causes a huge gap in patient compliance and can lead to significant health risks.

In addition to affecting the patient’s health, medication co-pays can also deeply affect one’s financial and personal well-being. Even individuals who are insured have had to make significant changes in their lives due to medical bills.

Insured individuals in the U.S. have reported doing the following in order to pay medical bills associated with rising co-pays and deductibles:

63% Used all or most of their savings

42% Worked additional hours at their current job or took up an extra job

38% Took on additional credit card debt

34% At times were unable to pay for food, heat, and/or housing

14% Moved out of their current living situation or made a major change in their living situation

*Figures from The Kaiser Family Foundation study conducted in 2015 in conjunction with The New York Times.

Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy Helps Obtain Financial Assistance to Lower Patient Costs

Financial Assistance Qualification

At Rosemont Specialty Pharmacy, our patient advocates locate financial assistance for patients by contacting:

  • The drug manufacturer
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Community organizations
  • Health clinics

Once we find a program that meets the patient’s needs and one for which he/she qualifies, we apply on the patient’s behalf and help guide him/her through next steps in order to enroll in the program.