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Aldesleukin Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover Proleukin?

96% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.

How much is my Proleukin co-pay with Medicare?

It depends. Which coverage stage are you in? Click on a tab below…

Donut Hole
Post-Donut Hole
Co-Pay Range
$2848 – $3042
In the Deductible co-pay stage, you are responsible for the full cost of your prescriptions. Your Medicare deductible cannot exceed $360 in 2016.
Co-Pay Range
$712 – $2894
In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
Co-Pay Range
$1263 – $2894
In the Donut Hole (also called the Coverage Gap) stage, you’ll pay more for your prescriptions. In 2016, the Donut Hole begins once you’ve spent $3,310 in one year.
Co-Pay Range
$15 – $2894
In the Post-Donut Hole (also called Catastrophic Coverage) stage, Medicare will cover most of your drug costs. In 2016, this stage begins once you have spent $4,850.
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Ways to Save on Aldesleukin

Here are some ways that may lower the cost of your Proleukin prescription.

Patient Assistance Program
Save up to $2,500 on your prescription.
Patient Assistance Program
Call to get more information on how they can financially assist you with your prescription.

Find Your Aldesleukin Medicare Co-Pay

Here are average co-pays for some of the most popular Medicare plans. Be sure to add your plan to see your specific co-pay. If a price is shown in red, GoodRx has found discount prices that are lower than your Medicare co-pay.

Average Co-Pay for 1 vial of Proleukin 1.3mg

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareComplete (HMO) $817
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO) $856
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons (HMO) $792
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) $951
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP) $743
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP) $755
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) $927
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP) $735
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP) $794
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP) $746
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP) $1435
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP) $997
Humana Enhanced (PDP) $977
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) $740
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP) $740
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO) $926
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP)Lower price available $2894
SilverScript Choice (PDP) $1026
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP) $744
WellCare Classic (PDP)Lower price available $2894
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Aldesleukin Medicare Formulary Information & Restrictions

Are there any restrictions on coverage?

Some Medicare plans have restrictions on coverage of Proleukin that may include:

Prior Authorization

Most Medicare plans will require you to obtain their authorization before they will provide coverage for this prescription. You’ll need to contact your plan and they may require you to have your doctor fill out paperwork indicating why you need this prescription. If you do not receive authorization or don’t want to go through this process, you may want to consider using a GoodRx discount instead of Medicare to find the best price for this prescription.

What drug tier is Proleukin typically on?

Tier 5

Medicare plans typically list Proleukin in Tier 5 of their formulary. Tier 5 drugs are usually non-preferred brand-name drugs. Tier 5 drugs cost more than Tier 1, 2, 3 and 4 drugs.

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