While the price hike of EpiPens seems unfair and unjust, it’s still a life-saving medication that many people rely on and must purchase. EpiPen users may qualify for new prescriptions and/or refills through 2019 with a reduced or $0 co-pay with a free EpiPen co-pay card.
After the price hike, the list price of a 2 pack of EpiPens increased to approximately $600. If your co-pay is $300 for the prescription, the co-pay card will cover the remaining $300, and you won’t incur any out-of-pocket expense. However, if your insurance doesn’t cover the medication, your out-of-pocket will be $300 after the savings card.
You can receive up to three 2-packs with a prescription for EpiPen or EpiPen Jr. auto-injectors with the savings card that can be used to reduce the amount of your out-of-pocket expense up to a maximum of $300 per EpiPen 2-Pak® carton, up to a maximum of three (3) 2-Pak® cartons per prescription. Each prescription is valid for up to three 2-paks, but the card can be used an unlimited amount of times until it expires on December 31, 2019.
If your prescription drug coverage only applies to generic medications, you can use the Mylan’s MyGenericEAI Savings Card for up to $25 in savings* for each two-pack of Mylan’s Epinephrine Injection, USP Auto-Injector (its authorized generic for EpiPen®) per prescription refill. The MyGenericEAI Savings Card helps eligible patients who have commercial health insurance save on out-of-pocket costs. You can print the savings offer from your computer or store it on your smartphone. Just present your card at the pharmacy each time you drop off or refill your prescription. Mylan’s MyGenericEAI Savings Card is reusable for up to three (3) two-packs of Mylan’s Epinephrine Injection, USP Auto-Injector so you can have epinephrine auto-injectors available in different locations.
(see terms and conditions for eligibility) If you are uninsured or covered by Medicare, Medicaid, or any other state or federally funded benefit program, unfortunately you are not eligible to use the My EpiPen Savings Card®.
Luckily, generic options are available at a reduced price now too! Check out this article from GoodRx on how to save on Generic EpiPens, plus a GoodRx coupon that will take your expense down to about $118.