Simplefill connects Americans who are struggling to pay for the prescription medications they rely on to manage chronic diseases with prescription assistance programs to help them afford their medication. To learn more about Iowa prescription assistance and how Simplefill can help you get enrolled, read below and become a Simplefill member today.
What Prescription Assistance is Available in Iowa?
It can be very difficult for Iowans living with chronic diseases such as diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, heart disease, kidney failure, rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, or COPD to maintain an uninterrupted supply of the prescription drugs they depend on to manage their symptoms and perhaps prevent worsening of their condition. To help pay for their medications, Iowans have access to prescription assistance programs offered by pharmaceutical companies as well as state-funded prescription assistance options.
All Iowans, regardless of income or need, have access to discounts on prescription medications through the Iowa Drug Card. Anyone living in Iowa can obtain the card at no cost and enjoy prescription discounts averaging 30% and potentially as high as 80% for some medications.
The Healthy and Well Kids in Iowa, or Hawk-I, program provides health coverage for children and families whose income is too high to qualify for Medicaid but can’t afford private health insurance. The maximum any qualified family must pay is $20 per month.
Iowa offers the AIDS/HIV Health Insurance Premium Payment (HIPP) Program to ensure that Iowans living with HIV/AIDS who meet the eligibility requirements can maintain health insurance coverage to pay for the costly antiretroviral drugs and other medications they need.
The Iowa Aids Drug Assistance Program (ADAP) provides prescription assistance for Iowans living with HIV/AIDS who meet the program’s eligibility criteria.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
At Simplefill, we have made it out mission to make life a little easier and less stressful for Iowans living with chronic diseases that require regular doses of often costly medications to achieve symptomatic relief and, ideally, slow or prevent disease progression. Stress is known to exacerbate many chronic medical conditions, so reducing the financial burden on patients has physical as well as psychological benefits. We are ideally positioned to connect people who need prescription assistance with the programs that can provide it.
How Does Iowa Prescription Assistance Work?
The prescription assistance available through the nonprofit foundations sponsored by many pharmaceutical companies typically takes the form of a free supply of medication for a specified period, usually 6 or 12 months. At the end of that period, a patient must reapply for approval.
State-sponsored programs offer different prescription benefits depending on the specific program and a patient’s circumstances. Assistance may take the form of free prescriptions, low co-pays for prescription, and help with premium to maintain coverage of prescription costs.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
- Step 1: Become a Simplefill member by applying online or by calling us at (877)386-0206.
- Step 2: Answer some questions that one of our patient advocates will ask you over the phone.
- Step 3: We use your responses to build your Simplefill member profile.
- Step 4: We match your profile to the prescription assistance programs you qualify for and stand to benefit from the most.
- Step 5: We prepare and submit applications to appropriate programs on your behalf.
- Step 6: We get you enrolled in the program(s) that accept you.
- Step 7: You start getting your medications at little or no cost.
Did you notice that there is nothing you have to do after Step 2? We’ve made the process as easy as possible for our members.
Once you’re getting prescription assistance, we’ll monitor your situation to make sure that you always have the medications you need to manage your chronic medical condition. If anything changes, we’ll update your profile and get to work finding you prescription assistance for any new medications that have been added to your treatment plan. That’s the kind of attention you can expect from us for as long as you’re a Simplefill member.
Apply with Simplefill today, and it won’t be long before you’re paying little, if anything, for your Iowa medications.