Saxenda is a brand-name medication used for weight management along with a reduced-calorie diet and regular exercise. It is meant for use by people who have obesity or are overweight and works by helping manage blood sugar, insulin level, and digestion.
According to the manufacturer, Saxenda has a list price of $1,349.02 for a 30-day supply. However, the cost of Saxenda varies for each patient depending on insurance plans, assistance programs, and more. In this article, we’ll cover how much Sadenda costs, details about health insurance coverage, and other factors that affect the cost. Lastly, learn how to get a discount on Saxenda.
How Much Does Saxenda Cost?
How much you pay for Saxenda can vary. To find out how much Saxenda will cost you, talk with your licensed medical provider, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Remember that you’ll also need to purchase needles to use with the Saxenda prefilled pens.
It’s important to note that you may need prior authorization from your insurance company before they cover Saxenda. This means your medical provider needs to discuss your treatment plan with your insurance company. If you start treatment without prior approval from your insurance company, you may be responsible for paying the full cost of the medication. To find out if your insurance company needs prior authorization, speak with a representative from your insurance company.
Does Insurance Cover Saxenda?
Some insurance plans cover Saxenda. There are several options for how to find out what your coverage is, including the following:
- Call your insurance company and speak with a representative
- Call NovoCare and 1-888-809-3942 and speak with a representative who can explain your benefits
- Complete the NovoCare online form for a cost estimation
Factors that Affect the Cost of Saxenda
As with other medications, how much you pay for Saxenda varies depending on several factors.
The factors affecting the price include:
- Your insurance coverage
- Your treatment plan
- The pharmacy you use
- Whether you qualify for a savings program
- Your co-pay and/or deductible
- Out-of-pocket maximum
How to Get Saxenda at a Discount
Several resources exist to help you save on your prescription.
Saxenda savings card
The manufacturer of Saxenda offers a savings card for people with private or commercial insurance, insurance through your employer. For people with coverage, they may pay as little as $25 per 30-day supply of Saxenda subject to a maximum savings of $200 per 30-day supply. For people paying with cash, you can save up to $200 per 30-day supply of Saxenda. See the manufacturer website for more information about eligibility and restrictions.
Drug assistance programs
Paying for some medications can be a challenge. Some websites are available to give details about drug assistance programs. They help match people with resources and cost-sharing programs that may help decrease your out-of-pocket costs. These programs are available to people with insurance coverage and those without.
For more details, visit the following websites:
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