My last employer -- a very small business -- and I mutually parted ways in late August. My insurance was cancelled as of August 31. COBRA wasn't available.
I applied to get on my spouse's health insurance as soon as I could; however, delays in getting the HIPAA certificate from the old insurer and other paperwork snafus in HR delayed the process. According to HR, my insurance won't kick in until early to mid October. (It's for state employees, so there's no speeding up the process.)
I have enough Gleevec to get me through to September 28th. I've put in a call to my doctor's office 2 days ago, and (surprise!) no one has called me back. On Monday, I am going to call Novartis.
Has anyone been in this situation before and figured out a way to get medication?
I can't afford the $6,800 cost for a 30 day supply. It might be possible to do a retroactive adjustment to the start date of my insurance and put in a claim for reimbursement, this makes me VERY uneasy as they are clear that (1) it might not be accepted and (2) they may only cover part of it.