Thousands of messages to insurers
50,000+ people signed the #Coverage2Control petition and 12 major groups signed on as partners. JDRF hand-delivered your petitions to the 25 largest health insurance companies, and supporters sent thousands of personalized follow-up messages.
Coverage for multiple insulin pumps
After previously limiting adults with T1D to a single brand of insulin pump, UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest insurer, has expanded its coverage. Now all 25 of the largest health plans cover multiple brands of insulin pumps and most cover all brands.
Artificial pancreas systems covered
All 25 of the nation’s largest health plans now cover artificial pancreas systems, including Anthem, which reversed its policy after hearing from JDRF and the T1D community.
Progress toward lower insulin costs
After UnitedHealthcare announced it will extend the drug discounts it receives to its members in fully insured commercial plans, pressure from the campaign prompted Aetna to do so as well. JDRF continues to be deeply involved in ongoing conversations with Congress and the Administration about this important topic.