Frequently Asked Questions

What is Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

Amgen Safety Net Foundation is a nonprofit patient assistance program that helps qualifying uninsured patients access Amgen medicines at no cost.


How do patients apply for assistance from Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

To apply for Amgen Safety Net Foundation, patients must submit the Patient Application Form and meet program eligibility requirements.

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Click here to download the patient application.

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What are the eligibility criteria for Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

Amgen Safety Net Foundation supports financially needy uninsured patients and certain underinsured patients who do not have coverage for their Amgen medication. Qualifying uninsured patients must not be eligible for Medicaid, Medicare, or any other financial support options.

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What is the income limit for Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

Amgen Safety Net Foundation income requirements are based on a percentage of the Federal Poverty Level, adjusted for household size.

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How long are patients enrolled in Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

Eligible patients are enrolled for a period up to 12 months. To re-enroll in Amgen Safety Net Foundation, patients must submit a new application.


How do patients re-enroll in the Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

To re-enroll in the Amgen Safety Net Foundation, patients must submit a new application.


I don't have insurance. Can Amgen Safety Net Foundation help me access Amgen medicines?

Yes, if you meet the eligibility requirements, you may qualify for Amgen Safety Net Foundation support and receive certain Amgen medications at no cost.

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I have insurance. Can Amgen Safety Net Foundation help me access Amgen medications?

Maybe. Amgen Safety Net Foundation supports underinsured patients who have limited coverage for Amgen medications in certain situations.

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Does Amgen Safety Net Foundation screen for Medicaid?

Yes. Patients who appear eligible for Medicaid are not eligible for Amgen Safety Net Foundation. If your patient has already been denied Medicaid within the last 90 days please include a copy of the denial letter received from the Medicaid office with the application submission.


How will Health Insurance Exchanges impact patients who apply to or are currently enrolled at Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

Uninsured patients who are eligible for Health Insurance Exchanges will not be required to obtain it. Patients can remain uninsured and become enrolled if they meet the Foundation eligibility criteria.


Does Amgen Safety Net Foundation help all patients, regardless of diagnosis?

Amgen Safety Net Foundation will provide assistance for any medically appropriate use of Amgen products as determined by the patient's physician.


What is prescription enrollment?

The prescription model applies to products that require a product prescription and delivery of medication in advance of administration. Under this model, the patient submits a patient application and the provider completes a product prescription form, or submits an original script to the Foundation for the applicable Amgen product. Foundation products included in the prescription model are Corlanor® (ivabradine), Enbrel® 
(etanercept), Prolia® (denosumab) injection for bone health, Repatha® (evolocumab) and Sensipar® (cinacalcet) Tablets. Amgen Safety Net Foundation ships prescription products directly to the patient except Prolia®, which is shipped directly to the provider.


What is replacement enrollment?

Amgen Safety Net Foundation offers replacement product for physician-administered medications. Under this model, providers administer Amgen product from their existing commercial stock to qualifying Foundation patients and then order replacement for this product from the Foundation. These products must be administered in an outpatient setting to be eligible for replacement. Foundation products included in the replacement model are Aranesp® (darbepoetin alfa), EPOGEN® (Epoetin alfa) for dialysis only, Kyprolis® (carfilzomib), Neulasta® (pegfilgrastim), NEUPOGEN® (Filgrastim), Nplate® (romiplostim), Parsabiv™ (etelcalcetide), Prolia® (denosumab) injection, Vectibix® (panitumumab) injection, and XGEVA® (denosumab).


What is the product replacement request form?

After product has been administered to the patient, providers can request replacement by completing the Product Replacement Request Form. Providers can submit multiple product replacement requests for multiple patients and products on one form as long as the facility customer number and shipping address are the same.

Click here to access the Product Replacement Request Form.

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Can I get product replaced that was administered before the patient became enrolled?

Yes, the replacement model allows for a six-month retroactive policy for replacements products. Once a patient becomes enrolled, replacement product may be requested for dates of administration up to six months prior to the patient's enrollment start date. On Demand and Prescription model requests for administration in the past will not be processed. On Demand and Prescription model products are delivered in advance of administration and are not eligible for replacement after they have been administered.


What is On Demand enrollment?

Amgen Safety Net Foundation offers shipment in advance of administration for certain physician administered medications. Under this model, providers complete an On Demand Product Request Form after the patient has been enrolled to the Foundation. Foundation products included in the On Demand model are Blincyto® (blinatumomab) for injection and IMLYGIC® (talimogene laherparepvec). Amgen Safety Net Foundation ships On Demand products directly to the provider in advance of administration.


Which products are you able to ship in exact quantities?

All foundation products except Epogen® (epoetin alfa) for dialysis-use only can be shipped in exact quantities under the combined pharmacy/wholesaler model if the physician signature is provided on the product replacement order form. For Epogen® for dialysis-use only, multidose product is not shipped through the break pack model; 200,000 units must be accumulated in order to ship a full pack.


How do I contact Amgen Safety Net Foundation?

You may call us at (888) 762-6436 Monday through Friday from 9am to 8pm Eastern Time. You can fax us at (866) 549-7239 or mail documents to P.O. Box 18769, Louisville, KY 40261.