Rx savings options for former COBRA-insured patients

Former COBRA-insured individuals may apply for AZ&Me Prescription Savings Program

As reported by Kaiser Family Foundation, this week marks the end of a federal subsidy for COBRA premiums to assist workers who lost their jobs through May 2010.

This 65 percent subsidy for COBRA health insurance premiums was initially authorized by Congress in February 2009 as part of the federal stimulus package.

Those taking AstraZeneca medicines who have had to disenroll from their COBRA coverage or any other programs that helped pay for their prescriptions because they can no longer afford it are able to apply to the AZ&Me Prescription Savings Program. A letter documenting the discontinuation of COBRA coverage would suffice to show this change in circumstance and the proof of uninsurance required with the program application.

In 2010, AstraZeneca expanded its prescription savings program for people without insurance in order to immediately extend assistance to qualifying patients who had recently lost their jobs, had their incomes reduced, or experienced a change in marital status or family size.

For more information, or to apply online, please visit www.azandme.com.