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Medical vs. Pharmacy Benefits: The Differences in How Immunoglobulin (Ig) Therapy Is Covered

Immunoglobulin (Ig) replacement therapy is a lifesaving, lifelong treatment for many people with primary immunodeficiency diseases (PI), specifically those who are antibody deficient. For those who rely on this treatment, you need to know how your therapy is covered under your insurance. Is it part of your pharmacy benefit or your medical benefit? This is always important to understand, but it’s especially critical to know when there are supply issues that may prevent you from receiving your normal vial sizes for your dose.

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This article originally appeared in the IDF monthly e-newsletter, Primary Immune Tribune. Click here to subscribe.

 

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