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.

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.

If you are seeking an emergency supply of insulin, you must:

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

If you are seeking a 12-month supply of insulin, you must:

  • No be eligible for or enrolled in Health first Colorado or Medicare

You can only access an emergency supply of insulin once in a 12-month period.

If you are unable to quality for an emergency supply of insulin or a 12-month supply of insulin, you may qualify for a manufacturer's patient assistance program. For more information on manufacturer's patient assistance programs, visit http://insulinhelp.org/.

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

Once finalized, the Insulin Affordability Program Application will be posted on the website and available for use by individuals seeking a emergency or a 12-month insulin supply. 

The final application will be available January 1, 2022 as required by HB21-1307