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Prescription drug savings from ViiV

Navin Khosla NowPatientGreen tick
Medically reviewed by Navin Khosla, BPharm and written by Rajive Patel, BPharm - Updated on 21 Dec 2023
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OverviewBenefits of the ViiVConnect Savings Card ProgramEligibility for the Savings CardApplying for a digital savings cardCopay savings for select ViiV healthcare medicinesMedications covered by ViiVConnectEnrollment process for ViiVConnectAppealing insurance denialsConclusionSources

Prescription drugs play a crucial role in managing various health conditions, but the cost can be a barrier for many patients. Viiv Healthcare, a leading pharmaceutical company, understands this challenge and has developed the ViiVConnect program to help eligible patients access their prescribed medications at a reduced cost. Through savings cards, patient assistance programs, and dedicated support from Access Coordinators, ViiVConnect aims to make essential medications more affordable and accessible.

Benefits of the ViiVConnect Savings Card Program

The ViiVConnect Savings Card Program is designed to help patients with commercial insurance save on their copay costs for select ViiV Healthcare medicines. By using the savings card at participating retail or mail-order pharmacies, patients can significantly reduce their out-of-pocket expenses. The savings card can be used for multiple fills throughout the year, providing ongoing cost savings for eligible individuals.

Eligibility for the Savings Card

The savings card is available for eligible patients with commercial insurance. However, if you do not have commercial insurance, there may still be other savings or assistance options available to you. To explore alternative options, you can contact an Access Coordinator at 1-844-588-3288 (toll-free) who can provide additional information and guidance based on your specific situation.

Applying for a digital savings card

Applying for a digital savings card is a straightforward process. You have the option to download the card as a PDF or receive an SMS text link to download it directly to your digital wallet on your smartphone. Sometimes, your doctor may have already provided you with a physical savings card. If you have a physical card, you will need to verify your eligibility to activate it and start enjoying the potential savings.

Copay savings for select ViiV healthcare medicines

The ViiVConnect Savings Card Program offers significant copay savings for select ViiV Healthcare medicines. The amount you can save depends on the specific medication prescribed. Here is a breakdown of the potential savings per year for each eligible medication:

Medication Maximum Savings per Year

  • DOVATO Up to $6,250
  • JULUCA Up to $6,250
  • RUKOBIA Up to $7,500
  • TRIUMEQ Up to $7,500
  • TIVICAY Up to $5,000

Please note that the total savings per year should not exceed $7,500. Restrictions may apply, and the program is limited to one card per person.

Medications covered by ViiVConnect

ViiVConnect offers savings and assistance programs for a range of ViiV Healthcare medications. These medications address various health conditions and are eligible for different savings programs. Here are some of the medications covered by ViiVConnect:

Apretude savings program

  • Extended-release injectable suspension: cabotegravir 200 mg/mL

The Aprelude Savings Program provides cost savings for eligible patients prescribed cabotegravir 200 mg/mL. Patients can save up to $7,850 per year through this program.

Cabenuva savings program

  • Extended-release injectable suspension: cabotegravir 200 mg/mL; rilpivirine 300 mg/mL

The CABENUVA Savings Program offers savings for eligible patients prescribed cabotegravir 200 mg/mL; rilpivirine 300 mg/mL. Through this program, patients can save up to $13,000 per year.

ViiV Healthcare Patient Assistance Program (PAP)

  • Extended-release injectable suspension: cabotegravir 200 mg/mL
  • Tablets: 50 mg dolutegravir and 300 mg lamivudine
  • Tablets: 50 mg dolutegravir and 25 mg rilpivirine
  • Extended-Release Tablets: 600 mg
  • Tablets: 150 mg, 300 mg
  • Tablets for Oral Suspension: 5 mg
  • Tablets: 600 mg abacavir, 50 mg dolutegravir, and 300 mg lamivudine
  • Tablets for Oral Suspension: 60 mg abacavir, 5 mg dolutegravir, and 30 mg lamivudine

The Patient Assistance Program (PAP) covers a wide range of medications, including those listed above. This program assists eligible patients who may not have access to other savings programs. The eligibility criteria and application process can be discussed with an Access Coordinator.

Enrollment process for ViiVConnect

Enrolling in the ViiVConnect program is the first step towards accessing the savings and assistance programs offered by Viiv Healthcare. The enrollment process can be completed either by the patient or their healthcare provider. Here’s a breakdown of the enrollment process:

Step One: Complete the enrollment form

To enroll in ViiVConnect, you can either complete the enrollment form yourself or have your doctor complete it on your behalf. The enrollment form is available for download; you can fill in all the required fields. Once completed, you can either email the form as an attachment to info@viivconnectportal.com or print and fax it to 1-844-208-7676. If your healthcare provider prefers to submit the form, they can do so electronically or through fax/mail.

Step Two: Connect with an access coordinator

Access Coordinators play a crucial role in assisting patients throughout their ViiVConnect journey. They can help patients verify their benefits, provide support with appeals, and connect patients with relevant information on savings and assistance programs. To check your eligibility or speak with an Access Coordinator, you can call 1-844-588-3288.

Step Three: ViiV Healthcare medication delivery

Once enrolled in ViiVConnect, the process of receiving your prescribed medication varies depending on the type of medication. For oral medications, you may have the option to pick them up at a pharmacy or have them delivered to your home by mail. However, for medications like CABENUVA or APRETUDE, you may need to receive them at your healthcare provider’s office. If your doctor suggests an alternative location for medication administration, you can use the Alternative Site for Administration (ASA) Locator to find a suitable facility.

Appealing insurance denials

In some cases, insurance providers may deny coverage for prescribed ViiV Healthcare medications. If your claim is denied, it is essential to know how to navigate the appeal process. By calling 1-844-588-3288, you can speak with an Access Coordinator who can guide you through the steps to appeal the denial and explore alternative solutions.

Conclusion

Access to affordable prescription medications is crucial for patients managing chronic health conditions. Viiv Healthcare’s ViiVConnect program offers a range of savings and assistance programs to make essential medications more accessible and affordable. By utilizing savings cards, patient assistance programs, and the support of Access Coordinators, eligible patients can significantly reduce their out-of-pocket costs and enjoy the benefits of prescribed ViiV Healthcare medications. If you have commercial insurance and need prescription savings, consider exploring the ViiVConnect program to access the support you deserve.

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