IMPORTANT NOTICE: LILLY LOWERS COST OF INSULIN
This week, Eli Lilly and Company announced that it would provide a co-pay card letting anyone with or without commercial insurance to buy a month supply of Lilly insulin for $35 or less during the coronavirus pandemic.
For some families, that can be a savings of hundreds, even thousands of dollars a month, which is significant, especially during such uncertain financial times.
To get a Lilly co-pay card, call the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at (833) 808-1234 between 8 am to 8 pm (EST) Monday through Friday. For more information on this from JDRF click the link below!
For information and resources on how to manage T1D during the COVID-19 pandemic, visit jdrf.org/coronavirus. JDRF also provides information and resources at jdrf.org/costs to help people access and pay for insulin and other prescriptions.
COVID-19: Coping with a Public Health Event
For the latest Information:
- Because this situation continues to evolve, we encourage people to stay informed by visiting the CDC website.
- If individuals have travel plans, be sure to check out the CDC's travel advisories, including the recently released CDC travel guidance for older Americans, people with underlying health concerns and all people planning cruise ship travel
UnitedHealth Group Reinforces Actions Taken to Provide Members and Patients with COVID-19 Support and Resources
- UnitedHealthcare has waived all diagnostic test cost-sharing for insured members
- OptumCare clinicians are trained, well-prepared and addressing patients’ needs
- Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line is free of charge to help anyone dealing with stress and anxiety
Actions to Support Members, Patients and the Community
- Individuals who feel like they may have been exposed to COVID-19 should immediately contact their primary care provider for guidance. Advance telephone calls are highly recommended to ensure safe and proper patient handling.
- UnitedHealthcare has waived all member cost sharing, including copays, coinsurance and deductibles, for COVID-19 diagnostic testing provided at approved locations in accordance with CDC guidelines for all commercial insured, Medicaid and Medicare members.
- Optum’s Emotional-Support Help Line is available to support anyone who may experiencing anxiety or stress following the recent developments around COVID-19. The free service can be reached at (866) 342-6892, 24 hours a day, seven days a week and is open to all. In addition, emotional-support resources and information are available online at liveandworkwell.com. NOTE: For instructions to login to UHC's website, click here.
- OptumCare clinicians across the country are well prepared and providing compassionate care to COVID-19 patients of the more than 18 million people we serve through our primary care practices, urgent care centers, and in patient homes and nursing homes.
- To limit the spread of COVID-19, OptumCare clinicians have been trained on the CDC safety and clinical care protocols enabling patients to get the appropriate care, ensure the safety and well-being of the team, and protect others from exposure.
- Health plan members are encouraged to use UnitedHealthcare’s Virtual Visit* capability, available through the UnitedHealthcare app, to help answer any general questions or concerns they might have.
- UnitedHealth Group is utilizing its advanced analytics capabilities to enhance situational awareness and continuously adapt and evolve support services for members, patients and employees.