Insulin Affordability Program

HB21-1307 & Emergency and 12-Month Insulin Supply

The Insulin Affordability Program was created by HB21-1307 (Prescription Insulin Pricing and Access). Beginning January 1, 2022, eligible individuals can receive a 12-month prescription for insulin for no more than a $50 copay for a 30-day supply and an emergency 30-day supply of insulin once per 12-month period for no more than a $35 copay. The law directs the Division to create an application for the program. 

The program will go into effect January 1, 2022.

Insulin Affordability Program for Emergency and 12-Month Insulin Supply Application

Who qualifies for the Insulin Affordability Program?

To be eligible for this program you must:

  • Be a resident of Colorado
  • Have a current prescription for insulin
  • Pay more than $100 for a 30-day supply for your insulin
  • Present identification proving Colorado residency including, but not limited to, a valid Colorado identification card, driver's license or permit, or tribal-issued identification. If you are a minor under the age of 18, your parent or legal guardian must provide proof of residency.

Emergency 30-Day Supply of Insulin -- If you are seeking an emergency 30-day supply of insulin, you must:

  • Have an emergency need for insulin
  • Have less than a 7-day supply of insulin available

If you qualify for an emergency supply of insulin, you may pay a $35 co-pay to receive a 30-day supply. You can only access an emergency supply of insulin once in a 12-month period.

12-Month Supply of Insulin -- If you are seeking an affordable 12-month supply of insulin:

  • You cannot be enrolled in or eligible for Colorado Medicaid (also known as Health First Colorado) 
  • You cannot be enrolled in or eligible for Medicare

If you qualify for a 12-month supply of insulin, you may pay a $50 co-pay for each 30-day supply. 

You may qualify for a manufacturer's patient assistance program.

Information on manufacturer's patient assistance programs: