Make All Copays Count


Thank You For Telling Your Legislators That You Support Make All Copays Count!

We appreciate your support of Wisconsin’s vulnerable patients being able to use copays and coupons towards their insurance deductibles.


Make All Copays Count

Copay assistance was created to help vulnerable patient families afford medicines prescribed by their doctors. We know on average, people with rare diseases spend 3-5x more on healthcare.

There are about 600,000 children and adults living with rare diseases in Wisconsin and countless others living with arthritis, cancer, kidney disease, and so many other health conditions requiring ongoing expensive medicines. These Wisconsin families need our support.

It is Time for Wisconsin to Act!

As of summer 2024, 21 states have banned copay accumulators: Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, Washington, and West Virginia, Vermont, as well as District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.

Where is Wisconsin on this list? Why is Wisconsin not protecting patients?  

Thank you for supporting upcoming legislation aimed at stopping copay accumulator policies that block copay assistance from counting toward patient deductibles and cost-sharing requirements.

Additional Links and Resources

* Wisconsin Rare Disease Alliance is a member of the WI Copay Counts Coalition representing patients whose health and finances are at risk from unfair insurer policies.
Here is a preview of what will be sent to your legislator.

Dear State Senator / Assembly Representative,

I am writing today to ask you to support upcoming legislation aimed at stopping copay accumulator policies that are harming Wisconsin patients who receive copay assistance.

Copay assistance is offered by drug companies and non-profit organizations.  Insured patients must first apply and be approved for copay assistance.  Uninsured patients cannot access copay assistance.  The problem is that over the past few years, Insurance Companies have started implementing copay accumulator policies and now, nearly 80 percent of health plans in Wisconsin prevent copay assistance from counting toward the patient’s insurance deductible.  Copay assistance was meant to assist patients, and now insurers have found a way to take that money from patients by creating these copay accumulator policies.

The result? Many patients are now discovering upon picking up their medication that they owe far more – sometimes hundreds or even thousands of dollars – than they would have if their copay assistance had been applied towards their deductible as had always been the case in the past.  Not all of them can afford to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket, leading to difficult choices.

Please support efforts to eliminate these unfair copay accumulator policies and stop the harm they are causing patients in our state.

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