Find Patient Assistance

Answer a few simple questions to find out which patient assistance option might be right for your patient.

  • Is your patient insured?

  • Does the patient's insurance cover his or her Genentech medicine?

  • Does your patient have commercial insurance?

    What does this mean?
  • Has your patient already been referred to the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program and is either ineligible or no longer receiving assistance?

  • Has your patient already been referred to an independent co-pay assistance foundation and is either ineligible or no longer receiving assistance?

  • Is the patient using ACTEMRA for an FDA-approved indication?

Your Patient Might Qualify for a Referral to the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program

If eligible commercially insured patients need assistance with their out-of-pocket costs, Genentech Rheumatology Access Solutions can refer them to the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program.*

 

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*In order to be eligible for the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program, the patient must have commercial insurance, must not have Medicare, Medicaid or other government insurance, and must meet other eligibility criteria. They also must agree to the rules set forth in the terms and conditions for the program. Please visit RACopay.com for the full list of terms and conditions.

Your Patient Might Qualify for a Referral to an Independent Co-pay Assistance Foundation

For eligible patients with commercial or public health insurance, Genentech Rheumatology Access Solutions offers referrals to independent co-pay assistance foundations.*

 

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Note: Patients who were prescribed ACTEMRA Subcutaneous (SC) and have a Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D plan may qualify for financial assistance with their Medicare prescription drug costs through the Low-Income Subsidy (LIS), also known as Extra Help. Learn more or apply for Extra Help from Medicare at https://secure.ssa.gov/i1020/start. 

 

*Genentech does not influence or control the operations or eligibility criteria of any independent co-pay assistance foundation and cannot guarantee co-pay assistance after a referral from Genentech Rheumatology Access Solutions. The foundations to which we refer patients are not exhaustive or indicative of Genentech’s endorsement or financial support. There may be other foundations to support the patient's disease state.

Your Patient Might Qualify for a Referral to the Genentech Patient Foundation

The Genentech Patient Foundation provides free Genentech medicine to people who don't have insurance coverage or who have financial concerns and to people who meet certain income criteria.*

 

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*To be eligible for free Genentech medicine from the Genentech Patient Foundation, insured patients who have coverage for their medicine must have exhausted all other forms of patient assistance (including the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations) and must meet financial criteria. Uninsured patients and insured patients without coverage for their medicine must meet different financial criteria.

Patient Assistance Options

Referrals to the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program 

Genentech Rheumatology Access Solutions can refer eligible patients to the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program for help with the out-of-pocket costs associated with their Genentech medicine.*

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Referrals to Independent
Co-pay Assistance Foundations

For eligible patients with commercial or public health insurance, Genentech Rheumatology Access Solutions offers referrals to independent co-pay assistance foundations.†

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Referrals to the Genentech Patient Foundation

The Genentech Patient Foundation provides free Genentech medicine to people who don't have insurance coverage or who have financial concerns and to people who meet certain income criteria.‡

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*In order to be eligible for the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program, the patient must have commercial insurance, must not have Medicare, Medicaid or other government insurance, and must meet other eligibility criteria. They also must agree to the rules set forth in the terms and conditions for the program. Please visit RACopay.com for the full list of terms and conditions.

†Genentech does not influence or control the operations or eligibility criteria of any independent co-pay assistance foundation and cannot guarantee co-pay assistance after a referral from Genentech Rheumatology Access Solutions. The foundations to which we refer patients are not exhaustive or indicative of Genentech’s endorsement or financial support. There may be other foundations to support the patient's disease state.

‡To be eligible for free Genentech medicine from the Genentech Patient Foundation, insured patients who have coverage for their medicine must have exhausted all other forms of patient assistance (including the ACTEMRA Co-pay Card Program and support from independent co-pay assistance foundations) and must meet financial criteria. Uninsured patients and insured patients without coverage for their medicine must meet different financial criteria.

PAN=Patient Authorization and Notice of Request for Transmission of Health Information to Genentech Access Solutions and Genentech® Access to Care Foundation.

SMN=Statement of Medical Necessity.

Important Safety Information & Indication

Indication

ACTEMRA is indicated for the treatment of adult patients with moderately to severely active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) who have had an inadequate response to one or more Disease-Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drugs (DMARDs).

ACTEMRA is indicated for the treatment of giant cell arteritis (GCA) in adult patients.

ACTEMRA is indicated for the treatment of active polyarticular juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients 2 years of age and older.

ACTEMRA is indicated for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis in patients 2 years of age and older.

Important Safety Information

BOXED WARNING and Additional Important Safety Information

RISK OF SERIOUS INFECTIONS:

Patients treated with ACTEMRA are at increased risk for developing serious infections that may lead to hospitalization or death, including tuberculosis (TB), bacterial, invasive fungal, viral, or other opportunistic infections. If a serious infection develops, interrupt ACTEMRA until the infection is controlled.

Reported infections include:

  • Active tuberculosis, which may present with pulmonary or extrapulmonary disease. Patients should be tested for latent tuberculosis before ACTEMRA use and during therapy. Treatment for latent infection should be initiated prior to ACTEMRA use.
  • Invasive fungal infections, including candidiasis, aspergillosis, and pneumocystis. Patients with invasive fungal infections may present with disseminated, rather than localized, disease.
  • Bacterial, viral and other infections due to opportunistic pathogens.

The risks and benefits of treatment with ACTEMRA should be carefully considered prior to initiating therapy in patients with chronic or recurrent infection.

Patients should be closely monitored for the development of signs and symptoms of infection during and after treatment with ACTEMRA, including the possible development of tuberculosis in patients who tested negative for latent tuberculosis infection prior to initiating therapy.

ACTEMRA is contraindicated in patients with known hypersensitivity to ACTEMRA.

Other serious or potentially life-threatening adverse reactions that have been reported in clinical trials with ACTEMRA include gastrointestinal perforations. Use ACTEMRA with caution in patients who may be at risk for GI perforations.

Laboratory monitoring is recommended due to potential consequences of treatment-related laboratory abnormalities in neutrophils, platelets, lipids, and liver function tests. 

Hypersensitivity reactions, including anaphylaxis and death, have occurred.

  • If anaphylaxis or other hypersensitivity reaction occurs, stop administration of ACTEMRA immediately and discontinue ACTEMRA permanently.

Avoid use of live vaccines concurrently with ACTEMRA, as clinical safety has not been established.

Other potential risks of ACTEMRA include demyelinating disorders and malignancies. Treatment with ACTEMRA is not recommended in patients with active hepatic disease or hepatic impairment.

Most common adverse reactions (≥ 5%) include upper respiratory tract infections, nasopharyngitis, headache, hypertension, increased ALT, injection site reactions (SC only). 

You may report side effects to the FDA at (800) FDA-1088 or www.fda.gov/medwatch. You may also report side effects to Genentech at (888) 835-2555.

Please see accompanying full Prescribing Information, including BOXED WARNING, for additional important safety information.