In a recent press release, the Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation announced the opening of a new program that will help people living with hemophilia pay for the cost of treatment.
Qualifying patients will be eligible to receive grants for out of pocket costs for their hemophilia treatment insurance premiums.
“The PAN Foundation is excited to alleviate the financial strain…for people living with hemophilia,” –Daniel Klein, PAN President and CEO
Hemophilia is a rare bleeding disorder in which the blood does not clot normally, meaning a person with it may bleed for a longer time after an injury than someone without the disorder. This happens when the blood doesn’t have enough clotting factors. Clotting factors are blood-clotting proteins and platelets that clump blood cells together to form a clot. Then, the clot closes the wound and stops the bleeding. To read more about hemophilia, including its different types, click here.
The PAN Foundation is an independent and nationwide organization, and it is committed to helping underinsured patients who can’t afford the out-of-pocket expenses for their medications. Founded in 2004, PAN has aided almost one million patients who otherwise wouldn’t be able to afford their medications. It has over sixty disease-specific programs. Now, because of their generous donors, PAN is excited to help alleviate the financial pressure for hemophilia patients.
The program is accepting applications now. The current assistance amount is $4,500 per year.
To be eligible for the assistance program, patients must:
- Be getting treatment for hemophilia
- Reside and receive treatment in the U.S. or U.S. territories. However, they do not need to have U.S. citizenship
- Have health insurance that covers their qualifying medication or product
- Take medication that is listed on the PAN Foundation’s list of covered medications
- Finally, have an income that falls at or below 400% of the Federal Poverty Level
To learn more about eligibility and applying, click here.