Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate
Specialty Drug


EMTRICITABINE; TENOFOVIR ALAFENAMIDE is two antiretroviral medicines in one tablet. It is used to treat HIV. This medicine is not a cure for HIV. It will not stop the spread of HIV to others. Compare HIV NRTIs.

Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate Medicare Coverage


Does Medicare cover Descovy?

93% of Medicare Part D and Medicare Advantage plans cover this drug.

How much is my Descovy 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
$1481 – $1611
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
$90 – $532
In the Typical co-pay stage, your deductible has been satisfied, and Medicare pays the majority of your drug costs.
Co-Pay Range
$659 – $725
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 – $81
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 Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate

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

Patient Assistance Program
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Find Your Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate 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 30 tablets of Descovy 200mg/25mg

Medicare Plan Name Average Co-Pay
AARP MedicareComplete (HMO) $414
AARP MedicareComplete Plan 1 (HMO) $435
AARP MedicareComplete SecureHorizons (HMO) $401
AARP MedicareRx Preferred (PDP) $485
AARP MedicareRx Saver Plus (PDP) $379
Aetna Medicare Rx Saver (PDP) $386
Cigna-HealthSpring Preferred (HMO) $470
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure (PDP) $374
Cigna-HealthSpring Rx Secure-Extra (PDP) $404
EnvisionRxPlus Silver (PDP) $370
Express Scripts Medicare - Value (PDP) $383
First Health Part D Value Plus (PDP) $509
Humana Enhanced (PDP) $497
Humana Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) $377
Humana Walmart Rx Plan (PDP) $377
Kaiser Permanente Senior Advantage (HMO) $90
MedicareBlue Rx Standard (PDP) $400
SilverScript Choice (PDP) $528
Symphonix Value Rx (PDP) $380
WellCare Classic (PDP) $402
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Emtricitabine and Tenofovir Alafenamide Fumarate Medicare Formulary Information & Restrictions

What drug tier is Descovy typically on?

Tier 5

Medicare plans typically list Descovy 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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