Frequently Asked Questions
This section is created so you can get answers to some common questions about PAS, the PAPs and associated topics.
What is a Patient Assistance Program (PAP)?
Why do drug companies offer these programs?
Where do these medications come from?
Are PAPs a type of Rx discount plan?
How does PAS have access to these free prescriptions through PAPs?
What are the eligibility requirements to qualify for these programs?
Is PAS insurance?
What does PAS actually do on behalf of the client?
Can't anyone just complete the PAP forms them self and deal directly with each drug manufacturer?
Why may PAS be the best option for the consumer?
What is the cost for PAS?
Is the $95.00 per month or is it an annual fee?
If the prescriptions are free, why does PAS charge $95 per month?
When is the member's credit card or bank account charged?
What if someone does not have a checking account or credit card?
Can any person pay the PAS fees?
If a client's income increases, must they re-qualify?
If a child is under 18 or over 18 and still living with his/her parents, how is income eligibility determined?
What number should be provided as the income of those who are self-employed?
When will household versus individual income be considered?
What happens if a client gets regular insurance, will they be canceled?
If someone has a major pre-existing medical condition, can he or she qualify for PAS?
Is there a limit to the number of medications?
What is the PAS Application?
What happens if a person runs out of available space on the PAS application when listing either his/her medications or doctor(s)' contact information?
How long does it take for a member upon submitting an initial application to receive a phone interview?
Why does it take 6-8 weeks for the client to receive his or her medications?
Does the client need to do any paperwork other than the initial application?