Financial Assistance Programs
I was minding my own business when Victoria from the Florida Cancer Resarch called today (6/15/14). She works for the pharmacy there which handles my Pomalyst order from Celgene. She called to tell me my money had run out from the Chronic Disease Fund and I would have to pay the co-pay if I did not find another source, something between $750 and $1000 per delivery. She stated that the Patient Access Network could cover the rest and she would take of it. After giving her a little information, my application was approved in 20 minutes and they will handle it for the rest of the year. Therefore, I am still able to say that I have not had to pay a single dollar out of pocket for anything resulting from my cancer expenses, since my diagnosis in July 2009. Most of this is thanks to the financual people at Florida Cancer Institute who upon the day of my diagnosis pointed me in the right direction.
Dealing with cancer is hard enough without having to worry about its financial burden. The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Co-Pay Assistance Program helps you pay your insurance premiums and meet co-pay obligations. We'll also help you find additional sources of financial help. LLS's Co-Pay Assistance Program offers financial help toward:
- cancer treatment-related co-pays
- private health insurance premiums
- private insurance co-pay obligations
- Medicare Part B, Medicare Plan D, Medicare Supplementary Health Insurance, Medicare Advantage premium, Medicaid Spend-down or co-pay obligations
You have complete freedom to choose doctors, providers, suppliers, insurance companies and treatment-related medications. You can make changes in any of the above at any time without affecting your continued eligibility.
CANCER CARE Transportation Program for Myeloma Patients
This program will provide help cover transportation expenses for myeloma patients who qualify (up to $600 per year) for any myeloma related treatment.
Call 800-813-HOPE (4673) and speak with a CancerCare® social worker
Chronic Disease Fund
This program will provide co-pay assistance for cancer patients. It can be extremely helpful in covering the cost of expensive chemotherapy drugs like Revlimid.
Main Office Address:
Chronic Disease Fund
6900 N. Dallas Parkway, Suite 200
Plano, TX 75024
The Compassion Partners Program provides admission to the most spectacular theme parks in Central Florida for an individual confronted with a life-threatening or terminal illness, and his/her immediate family.
Contact: Jean or Christie
The Compassion Partners Program provides admission to the most spectacular theme parks in Central Florida for an individual confronted with a life-threatening or terminal illness, and his/her immediate family. For the purpose of admission passes, the immediate family is defined as up to two adults over the age of 21, and all biological children of the wish individual living within the wish individual’s household (age 3-18 years old). For each family member, we will consider providing the following passes for admission:
- Two day, two park complimentary pass to the Universal Orlando Theme Parks (Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure.)
- One day complimentary pass to SeaWorld Orlando.
- One day complimentary pass to Busch Gardens-Tampa. (hour and half drive from Orlando).
To be considered eligible for the Compassion Partners Program, please fax the following two letters to my attention (fax # 888-824-9829 or 407-396-6065) at least two weeks prior to your preferred arrival date:
Letter # 1 must include the following information: patient’s name, age, date of birth, illness, spouse’s name (or second adult’s name), address, phone number, fax number, email address, children’s names (living within the household), ages, dates of birth. Please include the exact names of the theme parks you would like to visit, and the specific date you would like to visit each park.
Letter # 2 must include the following information: patient’s name, illness (must state “life threatening and/or terminal” and the patient is able to travel.) The letter must be printed on the physician’s letterhead with office address and phone number, and must have physician’s signature, printed name, and dated within six months of requested visit.
I appreciate your interest in our program, and look forward to being of service to you. Please call me at (407) 396-5320 with any further questions.
Adult Wish Granting Organizations:
Dream Foundation- www.dreamfoundation.org- (805)564-2131
For Pete’s Sake- www.crossingthefinishline.org- (267) 708-0510
Memories of Love (for parents)- www.memoriesoflove.org- (904)596-2789
Christie J. Finneran