03-01-2012, 08:06 PM   #1
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: lusby, Maryland

I am researching the meds that my daughter's doctor wants to start and am shocked at the prices! I have Blue cross blue shield federal ppo. would like to know if anyone knows how much they cover remicade and humira?
03-01-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Panama City, Florida

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Not sure about the insurance company coverage, your best bet is to call them directly. Remicade and Humira both have assistance plans to help with the cost, they have information on their websites. When I was on Humira I had insurance, but the co-pay would have still been around $70 a month. With the assistance, I only had to pay $5 a month.

Good luck!
Dx'd Crohn's April 1996
Bowel Resection w/appendectomy Oct 1996
Gallbladder removed Nov 2005
4 procedures in March/April 2010 to remove a kidney stone
Dx'd Dyshidrotic Eczema April 2011
Dx'd Pancreatitis July 2011
2nd bowel resection 10/12/11 - I have 130cm of small intestines left!
Dx'd Chronic gastritis April 2012

Currently taking:
Cholestyramine powder 1-2x daily
Remicade 5mg/kg every 8 wks
Vitamin D3, B12
03-01-2012, 08:26 PM   #3
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: New York

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I am a State Gov. employee - with United Healthcare/BCBS - I havbe to get approved yearly (no issues so far with that) - and I have ZERO co-pay.....

30 plus years and counting with UC/Crohn's!
on remicade since 11/05

While my experiences may not be what everyone has had- I feel it is worthwhile to share any and all experiences that may be beneficial to others.
03-01-2012, 08:28 PM   #4
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: lusby, Maryland
Thank you! Kind of helped the stress go down. I am thankful for this forum

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