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ere are Six Recent Moves to Curb Co-Pay Costs for Insulin

Four insurers have introduced a cap on monthly insulin costs, but the federal government’s move to change regulations around high-deductible insurance plans may have the biggest long-term impact.

Two Minnesota Insurers Move to Cap or Eliminate Out-of-Pocket Insulin Costs

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Minnesota will eliminate out-of-pocket costs for its fully insured customers, while UCare will cap the costs at $25 a month.

Some Health Plans With High Deductible Health Plans Will Now Cover Insulin Before Deductible is Met

Qualifying plans which offer the option of health savings accounts can provide pre-deductible coverage for some care for chronic conditions like diabetes, according to a new rule issued by the U.S. Treasury Department.

Medica rolls out the program for many of its Minnesota-based customers. It joins Cigna in offering this option in its insurance plans.

What Is Patient Advocacy?

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Patient advocates use facts, the media, their relationships, and messaging to influence public policy, budgets, regulations, and laws regarding changes they want to bring for themselves and caregivers. They make their voices heard with the public and government officials. Historically, the medical care system placed physicians in a position of authority with patients playing a […]

A panel of experts provide their advice for how to navigate insurance issues and get the diabetes supplies you need at the best possible cost. —Amy Bevan–GluMom —Amy Bevan–GluMom Glu hosted a presentation and panel discussion on health insurance for members of the Glu community. Patients, clinicians, and providers spoke about the health insurance process, […]

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On Tuesday, October 28th, JDRF advocates met with Massachusetts State Senator Ed Markey’s Health Aide, Kayla Scire, to ask the Senator to support Bill S. 2689, which would ensure those with Medicare have access to life-saving CGM technologies. Representatives Tom Reed (R-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Ed Whitfield (R-KY), have introduced the “Medicare CGM Access […]