Referenced from this thread about Lilly
Here is some information about the program Novo Nordisk has.
(Novo Nordisk is the maker of Tresiba, Levemir, NovoLog, Fiasp, and many other fine insulin products!)
Novo Nordisk has been in the cross-fire about insulin prices, but actually, a lot of the problem is the way the insurance companies and pharmacies and third-party administrators of the prescription drug plans (PBM’s) mark the prices up.
So to counter this, Novo Nordisk basically said they would sell it at-cost.
This is very easy to do. I tested it out by getting an insulin that was not on my insurance plan. It worked just as they described it! No gimmicks, no salary check, no insurance check.
One phone call got me a code I could use. When I gave the code to the pharmacist, the price dropped from several thousand dollars for 3 vials to only $99 for 3 vials.
You can either go here:
Diabetes Savings Card Program | NovoCare® (EDIT - I think this is the one to use if you have insurance, and are trying to reduce your co-pay)
my99insulin (EDIT - I think this is the one to use if you have NO insurance)
( This is the number to use if you have no insurance, or don’t want to use your insurance. This number should work for anyone, and make it $33 per vial)
When using this program, $99 for 3 vials is the max cost even if you have no insurance!
A couple important things to know!
It is $99 for up to 3 vials…
So that means…
1 vial is $99
2 vials is $99
3 vials is $99
Here is where it’s a bit strange. If you want four vials, it is twice that amount, $198 (2x$99).
So getting 1 or 2 or 4 or 5 vials is silly. Get them in multiples of 3 to make it the cheapest!
(You can also get pens. If you get pens, get 2 boxes of 5 pens to make it the cheapest.)
If you have a prescription for less than 1 vial per month, or less than 10 pens per month, you should talk to your endo and get a bigger prescription amount to make it the most economical.