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Paying for SIMPONI ARIA®

Paying for SIMPONI ARIA®

Helping make SIMPONI ARIA® more affordable for eligible patients

At Janssen, we don't want cost to get in the way of treatment you need. We can help you explore options to lower your out-of-pocket cost for SIMPONI ARIA®. No matter what type of coverage you have – or even if you don't have coverage – Janssen CarePath can help explain your medication coverage and benefits, and help find programs that may help you pay for SIMPONI ARIA®.

Summary of Resources to help you pay for SIMPONI ARIA®

If you use commercial or private health insurance to pay for your medication:

Eligible patients using commercial or private insurance can save on out-of-pocket medication costs for SIMPONI ARIA®. Depending on the health insurance plan, savings may apply toward co-pay, co-insurance, or deductible. Eligible patients pay $5 for each infusion, with a $20,000 maximum program benefit per calendar year. Not valid for patients using Medicare, Medicaid, or other government-funded programs to pay for their medications. Terms expire at the end of each calendar year and may change. There is no income requirement. Program does not cover the cost to give you your infusion. See full eligibility requirements.

To determine if you are eligible for Janssen CarePath Savings Program and get a Savings card, if you don’t have one:

Click here to enroll

Or

Complete and send a Patient Enrollment Form

Already enrolled? Create your online account at MyJanssenCarePath.com to manage your program benefits and submit rebate requests.

How to obtain a rebate if you have not created an online account:

  • If you use medical/primary insurance to pay for your medication, you are responsible for submitting a rebate request including an explanation of benefits (EOB) in order to receive payment under the Savings Program. At your direction, your provider may submit the rebate request and explanation of benefits on your behalf. Please ensure you and your provider coordinate who will submit the rebate request. Please note that the rebate form must be signed, and may be signed by your provider if you request your provider to do so.
  • If you use your pharmacy/prescription insurance to pay for your medication, and the pharmacy is unable to process your card for instant savings, you will need to submit a rebate request.

Click here for rebate form. Complete, sign and return the rebate form (instructions on form), with required proof of purchase, to receive your rebate benefit.

Or call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 877-CarePath (877-227-3728) for help getting started.

If you are using a government-funded healthcare program to pay for your medication:

Janssen CarePath can provide information about independent resources that may be able to help with your out-of-pocket medication costs. Visit JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com to learn more.

If you are enrolled in Medicare and using Medicare coverage to pay for your medication, our Medicare Resource Guide provides information on sources for cost support that may be available.

Get Medicare Resource Guide

If you have no health plan coverage or no coverage for SIMPONI ARIA®:

Janssen CarePath can provide information about independent resources that may be able to help with your out-of-pocket medication costs. Visit JanssenPrescriptionAssistance.com to learn more.

Call a Janssen CarePath Care Coordinator at 1-877-CarePath (877-227-3728) for more information.

Other Resources

The Johnson & Johnson Patient Assistance Foundation, Inc. (JJPAF) is an independent, non-profit organization that is committed to helping eligible patients without insurance coverage receive prescription products donated by Johnson & Johnson operating companies. To see if you might qualify for assistance, please contact a JJPAF program specialist at 1-800-652-6227 (9 AM to 6 PM ET) or visit the foundation website at www.JJPAF.org.

INDICATION

SIMPONI ARIA® is for adults with moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis taken with methotrexate, active psoriatic arthritis (PsA), and active ankylosing spondylitis (AS).

IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION For SIMPONI ARIA®
SERIOUS INFECTIONS

SIMPONI ARIA® (golimumab) is a prescription medicine. SIMPONI ARIA® can lower your ability to fight infections. There are reports of serious infections caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses that have spread throughout the body, including tuberculosis (TB) and histoplasmosis. Some of these infections have been fatal. Your doctor will test you for TB before starting SIMPONI ARIA® and will closely monitor you for signs of TB during treatment. Tell your doctor if you have been in close contact with people with TB. Tell your doctor if you have been in a region (such as the Ohio and Mississippi River Valleys and the Southwest) where certain fungal infections like histoplasmosis or coccidioidomycosis are common.

You should not receive SIMPONI ARIA® if you have any kind of infection. Tell your doctor if you are prone to or have a history of infections or have diabetes, HIV or a weak immune system. You should also tell your doctor if you are currently being treated for an infection or if you have or develop any signs of an infection such as:

  • fever, sweat, or chills
  • muscle aches
  • cough
  • shortness of breath
  • blood in phlegm
  • weight loss
  • warm, red, or painful skin or sores on your body
  • diarrhea or stomach pain
  • burning when you urinate or urinate more than normal
  • feel very tired

Your doctor will examine you for TB and perform a test to see if you have TB. If your doctor feels that you are at risk for TB, you may be treated with medicine for TB before you begin treatment with SIMPONI ARIA® and during treatment with SIMPONI ARIA®. Even if your TB test is negative, your doctor should carefully monitor you for TB infections while you are taking SIMPONI ARIA®. People who had a negative TB skin test before receiving SIMPONI ARIA® have developed active TB. Tell your doctor if you have any of the following symptoms while taking or after taking SIMPONI ARIA®:

  • cough that does not go away
  • low grade fever
  • weight loss
  • loss of body fat and muscle (wasting)
CANCER

Unusual cancers have been reported in children and teenage patients taking Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF)-blocker medicines. For children and adults receiving TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®, the chances for getting lymphoma or other cancers may increase. Hepatosplenic T-cell lymphoma, a rare and fatal lymphoma, has occurred mostly in teenage or young adult males with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis who were taking a TNF blocker with azathioprine or 6-mercaptopurine. You should tell your doctor if you have had or develop lymphoma or other cancers.

Some people treated with SIMPONI ARIA® developed skin cancer. Tell your doctor if any changes in the appearance of your skin or growths on your skin occur during or after your treatment with SIMPONI ARIA®. Your doctor should periodically examine your skin, especially if you have a history of skin cancer.

USE WITH OTHER DRUGS

Tell your doctor about all the medications you take including ORENCIA® (abatacept), KINERET® (anakinra), ACTEMRA® (tocilizumab), RITUXAN® (rituximab), or another TNF blocker, or if you are scheduled to or recently received a vaccine. People receiving SIMPONI ARIA® should not receive live vaccines or treatment with a weakened bacteria (such as BCG for bladder cancer).

HEPATITIS B INFECTION

Reactivation of hepatitis B virus has been reported in patients who are carriers of this virus and are receiving TNF-blocker medicines, such as SIMPONI ARIA®. Some of these cases have been fatal. Your doctor should do blood tests before and after you start treatment with SIMPONI ARIA®. Tell your doctor if you know or think you may be a carrier of hepatitis B virus or if you experience signs of hepatitis B infection, such as:

  • feel very tired
  • dark urine
  • skin or eyes look yellow
  • little or no appetite
  • vomiting
  • muscle aches
  • clay-colored bowel movements
  • fever
  • chills
  • stomach discomfort
  • skin rash
HEART FAILURE

Heart failure can occur or get worse in people who use TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®. If you develop new or worsening heart failure with SIMPONI ARIA®, you may need treatment in a hospital, and it may result in death. Your doctor will closely monitor you if you have heart failure. Tell your doctor right away if you get new or worsening symptoms of heart failure like shortness of breath, swelling of your lower legs or feet, or sudden weight gain.

NERVOUS SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Rarely, people using TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®, can have nervous system problems such as multiple sclerosis or Guillain-Barré syndrome. Tell your doctor right away if you have symptoms like vision changes, weakness in your arms or legs, or numbness or tingling in any part of your body.

IMMUNE SYSTEM PROBLEMS

Rarely, people using TNF blockers have developed lupus-like symptoms. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms such as a rash on your cheeks or other parts of the body, sensitivity to the sun, new joint or muscle pain, becoming very tired, chest pain or shortness of breath, swelling of the feet, ankles or legs.

LIVER PROBLEMS

Serious liver problems can happen in people using TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®. Contact your doctor immediately if you develop symptoms such as feeling very tired, skin or eyes look yellow, poor appetite or vomiting, or pain on the right side of your stomach.

BLOOD PROBLEMS

Low blood counts have been seen with people using TNF blockers, including SIMPONI ARIA®. If this occurs, your body may not make enough blood cells to help fight infections or help stop bleeding. Your doctor will check your blood counts before and during treatment. Tell your doctor if you have signs such as fever, bruising, bleeding easily, or paleness.

ALLERGIC REACTIONS

Allergic reactions can happen in people who use TNF-blocker medicines, including SIMPONI ARIA®. Tell your doctor if you have any symptoms of an allergic reaction while receiving SIMPONI ARIA® such as hives, swollen face, breathing trouble, or chest pain. Some reactions can be serious and life-threatening.

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS TO TELL YOUR DOCTOR

Tell your doctor if you have psoriasis.

Tell your doctor if you are pregnant, planning to become pregnant, are breastfeeding, or plan to breastfeed, or have a baby and received SIMPONI ARIA® during pregnancy. Tell your baby’s doctor before your baby receives any vaccine because of an increased risk of infection for up to 6 months after birth.

COMMON SIDE EFFECTS

The most common side effects of SIMPONI ARIA® include: upper respiratory infection, abnormal liver tests, decreased blood cells that fight infection, viral infections, bronchitis, high blood pressure, and rash.

Please read the full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide for SIMPONI ARIA® and discuss any questions you have with your doctor.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

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