The Assistance Fund Reaches Agreement with DOJ and OIG-HHS

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The Assistance Fund Reaches Agreement with DOJ and OIG-HHS

ORLANDO, Fla., Nov. 20, 2019 – The Assistance Fund (TAF) today announced that it has reached an agreement with the United States Department of Justice and the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services. The settlement agreement relates to allegations pertaining to TAF’s Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Copay Program. The conduct underlying the settlement occurred when the MS Copay Program was under the direction or control of TAF’s former management. TAF fully cooperated with the government’s investigation.

TAF remains committed to operating in full compliance with the OIG-HHS guidelines and adhering to its Advisory Opinion. TAF will continue its normal operations, pursuing its work to help patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles, and other health-related expenses. Since 2009, The Assistance Fund has provided critical financial assistance to more than 78,000 people living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases through over 60 disease programs.

As always, TAF’s central focus is serving the patients who need us most. TAF is proud of our record of support of underinsured patients. We look forward to continuing to provide a critical safety net for underinsured patients living with life-threatening, chronic and rare diseases.

About The Assistance Fund

The Assistance Fund is an independent charitable patient assistance foundation that helps patients and families facing high medical out-of-pocket costs by providing financial assistance for their copayments, coinsurance, deductibles and other health-related expenses. The Assistance Fund currently manages more than 60 programs – each of which covers the FDA-approved medications that treat a specific disease. Since its founding in 2009, The Assistance Fund has helped more than 78,000 adults and children access the medicines they need to stay healthy or manage a chronic condition. To learn more about The Assistance Fund, or for information on how to donate, please visit tafcares.org.

Media Contact
Margaret Figley
Director of Communications
margaret.figley@tafcares.org

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