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How much do you pay for short acting insulin per month?

Discussion in 'Parents of Children with Type 1' started by ecs1516, Nov 30, 2010.

  1. ecs1516

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    I wonder what the range of people's monthly co-pays are for insulin(short acting)
     
  2. Kaylas mom

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    about $40.
     
  3. sarahconnormom

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    We pay $25 a month for 3 vials of Novolog for Connor and $25 a month for 2 boxes of Novolog pens for my husband so $50 total.
    $25 a month for my husband's Lantus pens also.
     
  4. Mom2Kathy

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    We would be paying $55 for our Apidra every month, but I have the coupon that gets $20 off of that - so we pay $35 for 10 pens a month.
     
  5. ecs1516

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    Guess I should add my own response.
    Currently I pay $10 a month Novolog per child.
    Next year Novolog is $60 a month per child.
     
  6. Beach bum

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    $25 for two vials per month via pharmacy and if we need cartridges, it will be $25 per box. With new tier on UHC it will go to $35. This is why we decided to stay with Novolog for now.
     
  7. Amy C.

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    I have a $35 copay with prescriptions. My son's 30 day supply is 3 bottles.
     
  8. fdlafon

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    We pay over $225 for Jordan's 3 month supply of insulin.
    I'm thankful that we are close to the end of the year because he has reached his out of pocket maximum, and our next refill (that is ready thru medco) is only going to cost us $48!! :D YEAH!!!!!
     
  9. Nancy in VA

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    I think that its $50 for a month, or $100 for 3 months through mail order
     
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    Last year was one co-pay (mail order) of $20 for a 3 month supply of Novolog. So about $6.50 a month, if you used mail order.

    This year they changed to $60 for Novolog(deleting the benefit of mail away being cheaper.) So $20 per month.

    Also, we swithched to Apidra. They made Apidra $35 per copay. So it is $35 per month.
     
  11. mandy092570

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    i pay

    my son has coverkids so i pay 3 dollars for novolog pen refils and 5 dollars for stips and $3 for lancets and3 dollars for short needles and 3 dollars for novojr pen needles
     
  12. liasmommy2000

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    Um, none. My insurance has no copay for most diabetic medications and supplies. It's what keeps me at this mind numbingly dull job lol.
     
  13. hawkeyegirl

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    We pay $40 for a 3 month supply through our mail-order pharmacy. So like $13.00 a month. It's the same co-pay for Humalog or Novalog. I'm not sure about Apidra.

    If we didn't use the mail-order pharmacy, it would be $20.00 a month.
     
  14. danismom79

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    Copay is $30, whether for 1 month or 3 through mail-order. All diabetes scripts are tier 2, except test strips which are tier 3 and required an override (they don't cover Freestyle).
     
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    We pay 20% which is $56 each month for 3 vials of Apidra. The cost was similar for novolog. No price advantage for mail order.
     
  16. Brandi's mom

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    How do you get your endo's to write an RX for more than 1 vial a month?

    I pay $35/vial at the local pharmacy or $70 for 3 months mail order.

    Or $35 for a box of humalog pens at the pharmacy. The insurance wouldn't cover the Lantus pens, but we don't need those now and I have a few samples that are still good.
     
  17. NeurosurgeryNP

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    How is mail order? Any issues with the quality of the insulin from mail order? I have been afraid to order through the mail. I would use Medco.
     
  18. ecs1516

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    Our endo told us to not use mail order. So, we get it from the pharmacy. I have wondered about doing it though. I used to get compounded insulin but it was just from the other side of town and was shipped overnight. It was always okay.
    Medco said it would only save like $5 dollars I believe. Not enough for me to do it.
     
  19. 5kids4me

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    We have met our "maximum out of pocket" for the year, so we pay nothing at the moment. After the first of the year, we will pay 100% until our deductible is met, after that, we pay 20%... until we meet "maximum out of pocket" again.

    We have done the math and we still end up paying less this way instead of so much coming out of my husband's paycheck for copay health plans.
     
  20. Nancy in VA

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    I've started getting mail order with MedCo recently. I was pretty impressed with how it was packed. It was in an insulated sealed pouch with an ice pack that still had a block of ice in it when it arrived, so it stayed pretty cold. But, I'm also right now fighting super highs and don't know if its the mail order insulin or the pharmacy insulin that we're using - I'm slowly trying to change elements to figure that out. If I figure out that its the mail order, I'll stop it immediately.
     

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