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    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 also provides information and resources at to help people access and pay for insulin and other prescriptions.

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COVID-19: Coping with a Public Health Event

Helpful Information

  • 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 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.