Another diabetes option ended up in my inbox a few weeks ago in the form of a Press Release re: Accu-Chek Guide SimplePay Program ( a cash discount program for Accu-Chek's Guide meter and test strips,) and info re: a recent Diabetes Care survey that reported that “more than half (52%) of Americans living with diabetes report the cost associated with managing their diabetes has negatively impacted their finances.”
OK, not a shocker and an absolute no brainer if you’re a person/family living with diabetes - but kudos to them for getting actual statistics on the subject.
Yes, the cost of living with diabetes keeps us up at night, as does the quality of care re: our diabetes tools of the trade. We worry, we cut back in all aspects of our lives so that we can afford diabetes tools that keep us healthy and keep us alive - the more affordable and accurate options, the better!
Answers to some potential questions re: the Accu-chek Guide® Simple Pay Program and Simple Pay program card.
How do you find out if you're eligible for the program and how do you get the card?
Got online, answer some questions, see if you qualify.
If you do, downloaded the card for free online at SimplePaySaves.com .
Is Accu-Chek® Guide SimplePay Program/Card insurance? No, it’s a cash discount program and it cannot be combined with any form of health insurance -And not everyone qualifies.
What if you're insured by a government healthcare program?
If you are a Medicare/Medicaid recipient, are in the military or VA, you’re not eligible for the program.
If you meet the requirements, the Accu-Chek® Guide SimplePay Program test-strip breakdown is listed in the graphic below.
Bottom line: Life and life with diabetes is all about options, so take a beat, do the research in all dimensions, and see if the Accu-Chek® Guide SimplePay Program is a diabetes option that might work for you.