During a recent online Multiple Myeloma seminar, I saw mention of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society's (LLS) Co-Pay program. As I looked into it, I noticed an article that described MM was one of the more expensive cancers to pay for, as ongoing maintenance drugs like Revlimid and treatments such as SCT are expensive. Plus health insurance costs rise each year. The LLS should probably rename themselves, as their Co-Pay program covers Multiple Myeloma! YEA!!! Approved applicants can offload/get reimbursed for certain expenses up to $10,000.00 each year. The LLS calendar year runs from July 1 to July 1 and candidates need to apply each year, but you can apply anytime during the year and coverage is retroactive back to the prior July. Candidates need to meet only two guidelines to apply:
- Candidates need to have a confirmed diagnosis of Multiple Myeloma.
- Your oncologist can provide this
- Candidates Family income needs to be less than 500% of U.S. Federal Poverty Guidelines.
- (Family of 2 less than $72,850.00)
- Medical Insurance Premiums
- Medicare Insurance Premiums
- Pharmacy Co-Pays
- Doctor/Hospital/Treatment Co-Pays
For those of us that have lost employment or the ability to sustain income due to Multiple Myeloma and/or it's ongoing treatments, the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Co-Pay program is a welcome supplement.to an already stretched cash flow and something we are truly thankful for!For more information, check out the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society Co-Pay web page.