Simplefill connects Americans who are struggling to pay for the often costly prescription medications they rely on to manage chronic diseases with the programs and organizations offering such patient assistance. To learn more about Alabama Patient Assistance and how Simplefill can help you get enrolled, read below and become a Simplefill member today.
What Patient Assistance is Available in Alabama?
Both the state of Alabama and pharmaceutical companies understand that high U.S. prescription costs can make it very difficult for people with chronic medical conditions to maintain an uninterrupted supply of the medications they rely on to manage their health issues. People with chronic diseases such as asthma, diabetes, congestive heart failure, COPD, and dementia, to name a few, may have to sacrifice other necessities in order to pay for essential medications.
There are several state-sponsored patient assistance programs as well as many patient assistance programs offered by drug manufacturers. Programs offered by the state of Alabama include:
- Alabama Rx Card—no eligibility requirements other than being a resident of Alabama. Originally designed to help the uninsured and underinsured pay for prescriptions, it also helps those with prescription insurance pay for medications not covered by their plan.
- All Kids—for patients under age 19 who have no other coverage and do not qualify for Medicaid.
- Alabama State Health Insurance—provides prescription coverage for those enrolled in Medicare.
- Alabama SenioRx Prescription Assistance—for Alabama residents over age 55 and disabled patients of any age who are in the 24-month waiting period for Medicare.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill takes the confusion and guesswork out of finding the best patient assistance for your particular circumstances and needs. In doing so, we relieve the financial burden that weighs heavily on so many people with chronic medical conditions, sometimes to the point of exacerbating symptoms and causing disease progression.
We have made it our mission to increase awareness of the patient assistance options available in each state and to bridge the gap between those in need of patient assistance and the available sources of that assistance.
How does Alabama Patient Assistance Work?
Some patient assistance programs are intended only for the uninsured or those who are insured but have no prescription coverage. Others also provide some relief for people with private insurance who can’t afford their high copays and other out-of-pocket prescription costs. Depending on the particular program, patients receive their prescription medications free of charge or at a deeply discounted price for a specified period of time, with renewal permitted at the end of that period.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
The first step is to join Simplefill. You can become a Simplefill member by applying online or by calling us at (877)386-0206. You’ll then be contacted by one of our patient advocates, who will ask you some questions about your medical condition and prescriptions, your household income, and your insurance status. Your answers will give us the information we need to build your Simplefill member profile.
That profile will give us the basis for matching your needs and circumstances to the eligibility criteria of programs offering assistance with the cost of the specific medications you depend on to manage your chronic medical condition. We’ll apply on your behalf to the programs on the resulting short list, and when your application is approved, we’ll get you enrolled as quickly as possible. There’s absolutely no paperwork for you to deal with because we take care of that for our members.
We’ll be your partner on your health care journey for as long as you need us to be. We’ll monitor your prescriptions to make sure you’re never without your current medications. And longer-term, we’ll update your member profile when changes occur and find you patient assistance for any new medications prescribed for you.
Apply with Simplefill today, and you’ll soon be receiving the Alabama patient assistance you need.