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PAN Now Offering Financial Assistance to Patients with Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis and Plaque Psoriasis


WASHINGTON, D.C., January 20, 2012– Today, Patient Access Network (PAN) Foundation announced the opening of three new disease funds to assist under-insured Medicare patients with the out-of-pocket costs associated with their medications. Patients diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis, Plaque Psoriasis, or Ankylosing Spondylitis can now apply for assistance with PAN online, over the phone, through their specialty pharmacy or their provider’s office.

PAN is pleased to continue its critical mission in extending financial assistance to the under-insured, and we look forward to working with our new patients to make sure they have access to these necessary treatments,” said Pat McKercher, president of Patient Access Network Foundation.

Qualified Medicare patients will be granted $2,800 annually to cover copayments, coinsurances, and deductibles. Patients who earn up to 400 percent of the Federal Poverty Level, or $58,840 for a family of two, are eligible for assistance. Patients can apply for assistance online at www.PANFoundation.org or by calling 1-866-316-PANF (7263).

For more information about Psoriatic Arthritis, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Plaque Psoriasis visit PAN's website at www.PANfoundation.org.

About PAN Foundation

These new funds are an expansion of PAN’s 43 existing disease funds that cover conditions such as multiple myeloma, colorectal cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis. PAN provides grants of $1,500 to $10,000 per year to qualified patients to help pay for medications for these diseases. Since 2004, PAN has provided more than $186 million in assistance for out-of-pocket expenses to more than 130,000 patients in need. For more information about the Patient Access Network Foundation, visit www.PANfoundation.org.