Making the decision to go on a biologic was a tough one for me as I shared last week. But once the decision was made, I have never looked back. In fact, I have developed a little anxiety over the possibility of ever being without. This fear unfortunately gets reflected on my husband since
he holds our insurance policy with his employer since I do not have benefits with mine as adjunct faculty.
The last time my husband changed jobs I was completely off meds which meant I didn't have to worry about transferring meds, pre-approvals or how much insurance would cover for my pricey biologic. When I did start on a biologic in 2010, it was new to me, so whatever happened with insurance seemed right. As I have talked with others, I now realize our insurance has been very generous with payment of my biologic. But as my husband started to get the itch for a new employer, but anxiety took hold. What if they don't pay as much? What if I am not approved? (Another anxiety is changing biologics when this one seems to work so well.) I wanted my husband to find something that met his needs better, but also selfishly wanted him to just stay put because with the insurance we have now, I know what the deal is.