I am searching for some advice on having Auvi-Q being declined by prescription insurance. I recently had this occur and would like to know if it is possible to submit a request to have them reconsider this ruling. I have sent off an email to my prescription company but have not yet received a response. They will cover Epi-pens but not Auvi-Q.
Has anyone else experienced this and what course of action did you take? I have hope that there is something I can do. The Auvi-Q is much smaller in size, which makes it easier to carry, and the speaking instructions will definitely walk anyone through a stressful life threatening ordeal.
Thank you in advance for your responses!!!
By Hanna Jordan on Jul 8, 2014
My school nurse told me about this, and it's smaller and less embarassing. But when my mom tried to order it, a twinjector thing came in the mail. We are very disappointed but are vigilantly working on ordering one for me.
By smithdcrk on Jul 30, 2014
We had a similar problem. Auvi-Q has some discounts available. If you did not get a coupon for $0 Co-Pay from your doctor, you can sign up with Auvi-Q at https://www.auvi-q.com/sign-up.
Our insurance did not cover since they considered the EPI pen a lower cost equivalent that provides the same medicine dose.
We were persistent, the pharmacy worked with us and we got a discount but not the full discount. It was more expensive than our normal EPI pen renewal. So, we get an EPI pen for the Nurse's office and an Auvi-Q for my daughter's personal kit.
With her increasing independence in HS, the chances that she could have a reaction with someone less familiar with the needed medication increases. The "talk it through" aspect of the Auvi-q is the selling point for us ... and the smaller profile. She can finally buy cuter (smaller) purses!