New Program will Provide Insulin at Discounted Prices

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New Program will Provide Insulin at Discounted Prices


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Default New Program will Provide Insulin at Discounted Prices

Certain people who use insulin to manage their diabetes may benefit from a 40-percent discount thanks to a new partnership, which would start on January 1st.

Eli Lilly and Company (NYSE: LLY) today announced that people who use Lilly insulin will be able to access discounted prices for their purchases starting January 1, 2017 via mobile and web platforms hosted by Blink Health.

The discounts, provided by Lilly through a partnership with Express Scripts, may reduce costs for people who pay full retail prices at the pharmacy, such as those who have no insurance or are in the deductible phase of their high-deductible insurance plans.

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The starting point of the offer will coincide with the new deductible period for many health plans on January 1, 2017. The program includes all presentations of Humalog® (insulin lispro injection 100 units/mL) available at pharmacies, all Humulin® U100 formulations (insulin human injection 100 units/mL), and BASAGLAR® (insulin glargine injection 100 units/mL), a long-acting follow-on biologic being introduced this month by Lilly and Boehringer Ingelheim.

People who use the platform will go outside their health plan to realize the savings, which means the new retail price may not be applied to annual deductibles. Anyone considering the platform should compare the benefits to their current prescription insurance options before deciding which program is best for them.

How does it work?

Program participation requires only a few simple steps. People can use a smart phone app or the Blink Health website, which has no membership fees or monthly premiums. People will enter the form, dosage and quantity of Lilly insulin that matches their prescription.

The discount will be automatically applied. Payments are made online and the prescriptions can be picked up at virtually any U.S. pharmacy, including: Walgreens, CVS/pharmacy, Target, RiteAid, Safeway and Kroger. People whose prescription claims are reimbursed by any government program are not eligible. Purchases are fully refundable.

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