A Guide to EMD Serono’s Financial Assistance Programs for Fertility Medication
Fertility preservation treatments like egg freezing and IVF are significant investments, both emotionally and financially. Fertility medications used to support egg production, retrievals and implantations often contribute to these expenses.
At Alto, we support your financial well-being alongside your physical health, working with your doctor, your insurance (if applicable), and any third party savings programs that you may qualify for to make your medications as affordable as possible. In addition to automatically applying any coupon savings, we’ll connect you with any outside programs that require you to apply directly.
If Alto is your fertility pharmacy, your fertility medication protocol likely includes medications manufactured by EMD Serono. EMDS has several patient assistant programs designed to reduce the cost of fertility treatment, including special opportunities for military veterans and cancer survivors.
Read on to learn more details about eligibility for EMDS patient assistant programs and how to apply. You can also read our previous post on managing the costs of fertility treatment to learn about Alto’s additional financial support for fertility treatment and medications.
The EMDS Compassionate Care program provides income-based assistance for fertility medications that aren’t covered by insurance. Eligibility is based on your annual gross household income, number of people in your household, and cost of living and poverty index in your geographic area.
Eligible individuals can save 25%, 50%, or 75% off of the following medications:
- Gonal-f® RFF* Redi-ject™ pen 300 IU, 450 IU and 900 IU
- Gonal-f® Multi-Dose vial 450 IU and 1050 IU
- Gonal-f® RFF* 75 IU 10 vial pack
- Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe 250 mcg
- Cetrotide® kit 0.25 mg
The program is available for multiple cycles each calendar year. You must reapply each year.
The EMDS Compassionate Corps program provides free medication to eligible, uninsured veterans injured in the line of duty or their spouses. To be eligible, you must be a retired military veteran or the spouse of a veteran who meets the following criteria:
- Is infertile due to a service-related injury
- Is not privately or publicly insured for infertility medications
- Is medically retired
- Has been diagnosed by a physician as infertile and requiring in-vitro fertilization (IVF)/assisted reproductive technology (ART)
- Is not eligible for coverage under the Fertility Veterans Act
The program is available for up to two cycles per calendar year. You must reapply each year.
If you’re a veteran who does not qualify for Compassionate Corps, you may still be able to receive 25-75% off of your fertility medications through the Compassionate Care program.
Livestrong Fertility Discount
Certain types of cancer can affect fertility in both men and women, whether it’s due to the removal of organs related to reproduction or a change in hormone levels following treatment. If you are considering starting a family after your cancer treatment, fertility preservation options can make it easier to conceive.
To help ease the financial burden of this process, EMDS donates fertility medications to eligible cancer survivors diagnosed during their reproductive years through the Livestrong Fertility Discount program.
GO Direct Rebate Program
Through the EMDS GO Direct Rebate program, eligible individuals paying out of pocket can receive a discount, via rebate, for the following medications:
- Gonal-f® 10% off per 75 IU
- Ovidrel® PreFilled Syringe 10% off per 250 mcg (or 1 syringe)
- Cetrotide® 10% off per 0.25 mg (or 1 kit)
GO Direct Rebate program discounts apply to cash pricing and cannot be combined with other EMDS offers you may receive through your clinic.
The program requires receipts. View additional details about eligibility and terms. To start the process to submit a rebate request, create an account here.
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