Simplefill connects Americans who are finding it difficult, even impossible, to pay for the prescription medications they depend on to manage chronic diseases with the programs and organizations offering such help. To learn more about prescription assistance programs in Wisconsin and how Simplefill can help you get enrolled, read below and become a Simplefill member today.
What Prescription Assistance is Available in Wisconsin?
Wisconsin residents living with chronic diseases such as heart failure, lupus, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Crohn’s disease, rheumatoid arthritis, or diabetes require an uninterrupted supply of prescription medications, which can be very costly. Luckily, they may be eligible for prescription assistance from the manufacturers of those drugs or from government-funded insurance programs providing prescription coverage such as those below.
- BadgerCare Plus is a state-sponsored health insurance program, with prescription coverage, offered by the Wisconsin Department of Health Services for children and families who don’t qualify for traditional Medicaid but have incomes below 200% of the federal poverty level (300% for pregnant women). This is only one of several programs available to low-income Wisconsin residents under the Medicaid umbrella.
- Seniors age 65 and over may be eligible for Wisconsin’s SeniorCare program, which provides prescription assistance for low-income seniors, also under the Medicaid umbrella.
- The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Drug Assistance Program, ADAP, provides uninsured and underinsured Wisconsin residents living with HIV/AIDS access to their AIDS-related medications at low or no cost.
What Does Simplefill Provide?
Simplefill enables Wisconsin residents in need of prescription assistance to connect with the programs most likely to give them the help they’re seeking. By raising awareness of prescription assistance programs and bridging the gap between those who need such help and the organizations offering it, we can ease the financial burden on individuals and families weighed down by the high cost of managing chronic diseases. We find great fulfillment in helping improve the quality of life in this manner for patients and their loved ones.
How Does Wisconsin Prescription Assistance Work?
Government-funded health insurance programs provide prescription coverage which dramatically lowers or eliminates the cost of medications for people who qualify. Those who gain prescription coverage by enrolling in Medicaid or other government-funded health plans typically pay only a very small co-pay or aren’t subject to a co-pay requirement at all.
Wisconsin residents who obtain prescription assistance from a pharmaceutical company like Abbot, Pfizer, Bristol Meyers Squib or another drug manufacturer typically will get their medications free for a set period of time, usually 6 or more often 12 months, after which they must reapply.
How to Get Prescription Assistance
The first step toward obtaining prescription assistance is an easy one—become a Simplefill member by applying online or by calling us at (877)386-0206. After you participate in a brief telephone interview with one of our patient advocates, the ball moves into our court, and we’ll handle everything else. That includes:
- Creating your member profile using the information you gave to the patient advocate.
- Identifying the prescription assistance programs you qualify for and are likely to meet your needs.
- Submitting applications to those programs on your behalf.
- Taking care of the enrollment paperwork once you’ve been approved.
- Staying on top of your situation to make sure you are getting the medications you need.
- Updating your profile when changes occur in your medical condition, finances, or insurance status.
- Finding you additional prescription assistance when new medications are prescribed for you.
You’ll soon find yourself wondering how you ever got along without us.
Apply with Simplefill today, and you’ll soon be receiving the Wisconsin prescription assistance you need.