One team of dedicated specialists

Financial Support Specialists can help you work through insurance questions and find the right financial assistance programs for you, even if you don't have insurance. For example:

  • If you are currently insured:
    Our team can help you understand insurance benefits and work with your insurance company to help you get the best available coverage for Rebif® (interferon beta-1a).
  • If you experience a co-pay change:
    We may be able to help find ways for you to stay on treatment, even with a co-pay change. Just reach out and ask.
  • If you have no insurance or limited insurance:
    We can connect you with various assistance programs, including programs offered by MS LifeLines, and other appropriate state and federal programs.
  • Ask about a $0 co-pay:
    When you're looking for the right financial support for you, you may be able to get Rebif with a $0 co-pay. Our support specialists can help you find out if you're eligible.

Talk to a Financial Support Specialist

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Our trained Financial Support Team members at MS LifeLines can also assist you with the following:

  • Submitting forms
  • Coordinating with pharmacies to fill your prescription in a timely manner
  • Understanding your Medicare prescription drug coverage for Rebif
  • Exploring your financial options

Though we cannot guarantee that you will receive coverage or reimbursement for your therapy, our team will focus on conducting a thorough review of your situation to determine eligibility for an MS LifeLines assistance program. Or, we will refer you to the appropriate state or federal program.

Rod's Story: It's all good

"The financial
assistance program
I qualified for turned
out to be far better
than I expected."

When I was diagnosed with relapsing MS, I was worried about what was going to happen to me. But one of the most important things I learned was that getting on relapsing MS treatment early after my diagnosis could make a difference. I went to see a neurologist, and we decided that Rebif would be the best choice for me. But I didn't have insurance and couldn't afford it on my own.

I was directed to MS LifeLines and worked with a specialist to complete paperwork. When I got the call telling me I was approved, I remember being so happy I was almost in tears. In my situation, the MS LifeLines assistance program would cover the entire cost of my therapy. It was a lot more assistance than I anticipated. I was sure I would have some kind of co-pay. But they kept telling me it would be free of charge. It was an awesome feeling.

Rod S.
Coffee shop owner, MS LifeLines Ambassador, living with relapsing MS

This story reflects the personal experience of one person. Results and experiences vary from patient to patient.

 
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Important Safety Information and Indication

Important Safety Information

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Before beginning treatment, you should discuss the potential benefits and risks associated with Rebif with your healthcare provider.

Rebif can cause serious side effects. Tell your healthcare provider right away if you have any of the symptoms listed below while taking Rebif.

  • Behavioral health problems, including depression and suicidal thoughts. You may have mood problems including depression (feeling hopeless or feeling bad about yourself), and thoughts of hurting yourself or suicide
  • Liver problems or worsening of liver problems, including liver failure. Symptoms may include nausea, loss of appetite, tiredness, dark colored urine and pale stools, yellowing of your skin or the white part of your eye, bleeding more easily than normal, confusion, and sleepiness. During your treatment with Rebif you will need to see your healthcare provider regularly and have regular blood tests to check for side effects
  • Serious allergic and skin reactions. Symptoms may include itching, swelling of your face, eyes, lips, tongue or throat, trouble breathing, anxiousness, feeling faint, skin rash, hives, sores in your mouth, or skin blisters and peels
  • Injection site problems. Symptoms at the injection site may include redness, pain, swelling, color changes (blue or black), and drainage of fluid
  • Blood problems. Rebif can affect your bone marrow and cause low red and white blood cell and platelet counts. In some people, these blood cell counts may fall to dangerously low levels. If your blood cell counts become very low, you can get infections and problems with bleeding and bruising. Your healthcare provider may ask you to have regular blood tests to check for blood problems
  • Seizures. Some people have had seizures while taking Rebif

Rebif will not cure your MS but may decrease the number of flare-ups of the disease and slow the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS.

Do not take Rebif if you are allergic to interferon beta, human albumin, or any of the ingredients in Rebif.

Before you take Rebif, tell your healthcare provider if you have or have had any of the following conditions:

  • mental illness, including depression and suicidal behavior
  • liver problems, bleeding problems or blood clots, low blood cell counts, seizures (epilepsy), or thyroid problems
  • you drink alcohol
  • you are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Rebif will harm your unborn baby. Tell your healthcare provider if you become pregnant during your treatment with Rebif
  • you are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Rebif passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will use Rebif or breastfeed. You should not do both

Tell your healthcare provider about all medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins and herbal supplements.

The most common side effects of Rebif include:

  • flu-like symptoms. You may have flu-like symptoms when you first start taking Rebif. You may be able to manage these flu-like symptoms by taking over-the-counter pain and fever reducers. For many people, these symptoms lessen or go away over time. Symptoms may include muscle aches, fever, tiredness, and chills
  • stomach pain
  • change in liver blood tests

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or that does not go away.

These are not all the possible side effects of Rebif. For more information, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects.

You are encouraged to report negative side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

Refer to the Instructions for Use that comes with the Rebif® Rebidose® (interferon beta-1a) autoinjector.

Indication

Rebif is used to treat relapsing forms of MS to decrease the frequency of relapses and delay the occurrence of some of the physical disability that is common in people with MS.