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Re: [IP] insurance co-payments



Our Aetna plan pays 100% of pump therapy. Our only expenses are test strips and
insulin which each cost $10 for a 3 month supply. Those prescription items come
from Merck-Medco.

Too bad more insurance companies don't see the long term benefits of insulin
pumps.

Kay

pokergoddess wrote:

> I have BC BS Federal Employee insurance with a $250 deductible.   Being new to
> the pump I've just gotten my info on how much I owe for supplies.
>
> I'm told I have to pay 10% for the sites, reservoirs, etc. after first meeting
> my deductible.  When I questioned why I don't have to just pay my $20 payment
> like I do when I order insulin, I was told these are DME, durable medical
> equipment and treated different than medicines.
>
> I was afraid to ask them why I only pay the $20 for my 3 month supply of test
> strips (didn't want to have to pay 10% of that cost !!).
>
> I know each insurance is different, but do most people pay 10% for their pump
> supplies (excluding the insulin)??
>
> Thanks,
>
> Rose
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