About 32 million people—10.5 percent of the U.S. population—have diabetes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention National Diabetes Statistics Report. Meanwhile, 88 million people 18 years or older—34.5 percent of the adult U.S. population—have prediabetes.
To manage this chronic condition, 7.4 million Americans use insulin.
The COVID-19 pandemic has led to overarching uncertainty nationwide. Now more than ever, people need assurance they can access and afford essential medications for conditions such as diabetes. Fortunately, living a long, healthy life with diabetes is possible with the proper treatment, diet, exercise and prescription programs like that of Lilly.Studio Romantic/Shutterstock
Support when it’s needed most
If you have diabetes, you may need insulin to help you control your blood sugar levels. Lilly’s medicines, resources, and support programs help make life better for people with diabetes.
Anyone with diabetes is eligible to purchase a monthly prescription of Lilly insulin for $35, regardless of the number of vials or pens required, if you’re uninsured or use commercial insurance, Medicaid, or a participating Medicare Part D plan.
“We are committed to helping people with diabetes understand their condition and provide them with support throughout their journey to make sure they can access the care they need,” said Andy Vicari, senior director and U.S. insulin brand leader, Lilly Diabetes.Gligatron/Shutterstock
Lilly’s insulin affordability programs and resources
Lilly offers support through different resources and programs to ensure people who use Lilly insulin can access and afford it. Through the Lilly Insulin Value Program, anyone with commercial insurance or no insurance can access their monthly prescription of Lilly insulin through a co-pay card available for download at insulinaffordability.com.
Seniors enrolled in a participating Medicare Part D plan can access their monthly prescription for $35 through the Senior Savings Model. It’s important seniors select a participating plan for 2022 during open enrollment from October 15 – December 7, 2021.
Whether you’re transitioning to Medicare or looking to ensure you’re still enrolled in a participating plan, Lilly provides tools to help make sure you’re selecting the right plan. On insulinaffordability.com, Lilly offers a plan locator and Medicare checklist to help you choose the plan that best fits your needs.
Thanks to these and other Lilly affordability programs, the monthly out-of-pocket cost for Lilly insulin has dropped 27 percent over the last 4 years.
“We’re dedicated to helping everyone who needs Lilly insulin – including those using Medicare Part D – so that no one goes without the medication they need,” said Vicari.Monkey Business Images/Shutterstock
Information on these and other Lilly programs and resources can be accessed through the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at (833) 808-1234, a call center staffed with experts who can help match individuals to the affordability solution that best matches their needs, or insulinaffordability.com.
Taking action to ensure that you, or a loved one, can find the right diabetes solution—and afford it—is one of the most important steps you can take for your health and well-being.
Lilly’s innovative solutions for people with diabetes extend to leading diabetes research and new diabetes treatments. With medications currently available and others in development, Lilly’s treatments support those with diabetes at various stages of their journey, all with the goal of helping you access the medications and care you need so you can live life to the fullest.