Mon County Delegate Fleischauer: Eli Lilly offers COVID-19 insulin discount

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – In response to the COVID-19 crisis Eli Lilly and Company is making the Lilly Insulin Value Program available that allows anyone with commercial insurance and those without insurance at all to fill their monthly prescription of Lilly insulin for $35. The program covers most Lilly insulins including all Humalog.

To participate in the program patients should call Lilly Diabetes Solution Center at 833-808-1234 from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. (EDT) Monday through Friday. Representatives at the Solution Center will help people with diabetes obtain a card in the most convenient way for them, including through email or the U.S. mail. A card can typically be received within 24 hours by email. If you already have a co-pay card from the Lilly Diabetes Solution Center for an amount higher than $35, no action is necessary. Active co-pay cards have been re-set to a $35 co-pay.

Mon County Delegate Barbara Fleischauer was part of a bipartisan group that passed legislation to cap insulin costs and says this is much needed relief.

“People in our country are desperate. I have people call me frequently and tell me they can’t afford this,”Flieschauer said,”They talk about what they’re going to do instead, and those solutions are not pretty.”

Many people have either lost their jobs or have been furrloughed and this will help many West Virginians.

“Good news for lots and lots of people, it’s an improvement over what we passed West Virginia,”Fleischauer said,”This is even better.”

Representatives at the Solution Center can also direct people to affordability options that may reduce their out-of-pocket costs further – such as free insulin for people with minimal income, or no income at all, that has been donated by Lilly to non-profit organizations.