Yesterday afternoon, I received an unexpected knock at the door as I was getting ready for work. It was the Fed Ex delivery driver, with an express mail envelope. The return address showed “The Macaluso Group” at a New Jersey address, and it was addressed to me. I had no clue who or what it was about.
As I ripped the zip strip to open the package, I looked inside and there was a single page letter, with a MasterCard debit card attached. The letter explained that I had qualified for the Benlysta co-pay assistance program. The letter explained that the program has no expiration, and that the MasterCard could be used to pay for up to $7,000 in Benlysta co-pay costs.
I did the math, and figured out that with infusions scheduled monthly, the program will cover approximately 4 and 1/2 years of infusion co-pays. Since I have not yet received an invoice from the hospital’s billing office for the first four infusions, the timing was wonderful. The news could not have arrived at a better time. What a blessing and pleasant surprise!
If you are in need of help to make your Benlysta co-payments, check out the Benlysta website for more information. I thought that because I was working, I would probably not qualify, but applied anyway. Now, I am very glad I did!