The Assistance Fund Establishes Copay Program to Aid Individuals with Head and Neck Cancer

Program provides financial support for copays, premiums and other
out-of-pocket costs for incidental medical expenses

ORLANDO, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Assistance Fund, an independent charitable patient assistance
foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical
out-of-pocket costs, today announced a program to offer financial
assistance to individuals with head and neck cancer. The Head and Neck
Cancer Copay Assistance Program provides funds for out-of-pocket costs
associated with head and neck cancer, including copays, hospitalization
and travel, as well as monthly health insurance premiums.

“Unfortunately, many individuals with head and neck cancer do not have
the means to pay the out-of-pocket expenses that accompany their
treatment plans,” said Mark P. McGreevy, President, The Assistance Fund.
“It is our mission to help remove the financial barriers to medication
access, where possible providing assistance not just for copays, but for
the incidental expenses and health insurance premiums that may stand in
the way of patients receiving optimal care. We are pleased to be able to
expand the assistance we offer to cancer patients with this new head and
neck cancer Copay Assistance Program.”

Head and neck cancers affect the oral cavity, pharynx, larynx, paranasal
sinuses and naval cavity, and salivary glands. They account for
approximately three percent of cancer cases in the United States, and
are more common among men and people over 50. Treatments include
surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, targeted therapy or a
combination thereof.i

“Patients with head and neck cancers have treatment options that can
control the disease while preserving their quality of life, but many
families struggle to afford the related copays and incidental medical
expenses,” said Dr. Steven G. Roshon, hematology and oncology specialist
and member of The Assistance Fund’s Medical Advisory Board. “With the
help of The Assistance Fund, eligible patients can access the financial
support they need to pursue the optimal treatment regimen prescribed to
them for their condition.”

To learn more or determine eligibility for support through the Copay
Assistance Program, individuals should visit tafcares.org
or call 844.294.6408 to speak with a patient advocate.

A list of all the funds available at The Assistance Fund can be found at tafcares.org/patients/apply.
New funds can open and close at any time as funds are allocated to
patients in need of assistance and new funds become available. We
encourage patients to frequently check the status of the fund for their
disease area if they are seeking financial assistance.

About The Assistance Fund

The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance
foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical
out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their
copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and other health-related expenses.
The Assistance Fund currently manages more than 30 funds – each of which
covers the FDA-approved medications that treat a specific disease. Since
its founding in 2009, The Assistance Fund has helped more than 43,000
adults and children access the medicines they need to stay healthy or
manage a chronic condition. To learn more about The Assistance Fund, or
for information on how to donate, please visit tafcares.org.

i References
“Head and Neck Cancers.” National
Cancer Institute. 2016, December. Retrieved from https://www.cancer.gov/types/head-and-neck/head-neck-fact-sheet.

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