What are Co-Pay Relief Programs?

What are Co-Pay Relief Programs?

Co-Pay Relief Programs help people who have private insurance (or Medicare part D) but cannot afford their co-pays.  No matter how much money you have, the out-of-pockets expenses associated with cancer can be tremendous.  Even though we had excellent insurance coverage, we still racked up hundreds & hundreds of dollars a month in co-pays alone.  We literally had a co-pay every time we walked into the Oncologist’s office. Alan’s first treatment regimen required that he visit the Oncologist’s office a minimum of 14 days every 5 weeks.  And those co-pays sure add up quickly!

Below is a list of a few different Co-Pay Relief Foundations:

  • CancerCare Co-Payment Assistance Foundation offers only co-pay assistance for qualified patients (no assistance with insurance premiums at this time).  To see the most updated list of diseases that this foundation covers, click HERE.  Should this fund be “closed” meaning they have run out of $$$ for a particular period, they will assist you in search for other patients assistance programs. CancerCare Financial Assistance help cover other costs like transportation, homecare, childcare & pain medication.  Also check out their TIPS for FINDING ASSISTANCE, a great resource!
  • Healthwell Foundation provides financial assistance to eligible individuals to cover coinsurance, co-pays, healthcare premiums & deductibles for certain treatments.  For more info on eligibility, click HERE.

3 thoughts on “What are Co-Pay Relief Programs?

  1. Pat Pierce

    It’s not hard at all to be accepted by these co-pay programs as long as you are in active treatment for the diseases they offer assistance for. I applied to 3 of them recently and was accepted.

  2. cancerhawk Post author

    health insurance australia said…

    There’s a lot covered with private insurance plans, what good is there to avail things such as this?

    October 25, 2011 4:29 AM

  3. cancerhawk Post author

    health insurance plans said…

    The program sounds good and all, but I’m guessing it will be tough to apply because of a long queue of patients who need financial help. Insurance is still the best when it comes to health care expenses.

    September 14, 2011 1:26 AM


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