Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pfizer Program Means Free Meds, Even Viagra, For Many Jobless

The main circumstance through which a consumer becomes eligible for Pfizer's new "free drug" assistance program is one to avoid. Nonetheless, the program's benefits are sure to be welcomed by the unemployed who are able to take advantage.

Eligibility requirements of the new program include:

  • Loss of employment since January 1, 2009

  • Prescribed and taking a Pfizer medicine for at least 3 months prior to becoming unemployed and enrolling in the program

  • Lack of prescription drug coverage

  • Can attest to loss of employment/loss of insurance

  • Must fill out application and provide needed documentation

The good news is that there is no limit to previous income before the consumer is laid off. And, more than 70 medications will be covered through the program. Interestingly enough, the program includes Viagra. It does not include many expensive treatments, for cancer, for example.

The program will be fully operational on July 1, 2009 and will be open for enrollment through Dec. 31, 2009. Qualified consumers and their families can take advantage of free treatment for up to one year, or until they become reinsured.

The Wall Street Journal ran a blog item on Pfizer's new program. This informative entry also includes examples of other companies who are providing benefits to consumers who lose their jobs.

Nearly 46 million Americans lack health insurance coverage, and that number is increasing as unemployment rates reach their highest levels in 25 years.

Brian Bujdos

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1 comment :

Anonymous said...

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