Cost Plus Drugs: Insulin Test Program

Our mission at the Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company is to be the lowest cost provider of all FDA-approved medications. To achieve this goal, we often have to start slowly and offer medications to a limited number of patients. 

Starting slow allows us to test and optimize our procedures so that we can be prepared to serve as many patients as possible.

The Cost Plus Drugs discount program is funded by Lilly USA, LLC for Insulin Lispro. The discount dollars are provided by the manufacturer sponsored assistance program for Insulin Lispro.

This test is not open to the general public.

Click here to receive more information.

You will be contacted by Cost Plus Drugs when you are eligible to participate.

Please do not ask your healthcare provider to send an insulin prescription to Cost Plus Drugs until you have been contacted by Cost Plus Drugs.

If you are on this page because your doctor or someone from the Cost Plus Drugs teams has sent you here, thank you for being part of this test process. Your participation and feedback will hopefully help millions of patients who currently take insulin!

For this test, Cost Plus Drugs’ insulin pilot program offers two products:

  • Insulin Lispro Injection U-100 vial
  • Insulin Lispro Injection U-100 KwikPen®

No other insulins are offered at this time. Your doctor is aware of this limitation.

Pricing Information

Cost Plus Drugs’ insulin pilot program sells insulin at one price for a 90-day supply.* 

Make sure to discuss this fact with your doctor and order the insulin option that meets your monthly needs.

For this test, each order must be for exactly a 90-day supply of insulin.

The costs of shipping to your door, plus the cost of the packaging required to support the cold-chain shipping requirement for insulin are significant. By offering 90 days at a time, we are able to reduce the overall average monthly cost.

*Maximum order quantities per 90-day supply:

Because our cold shipping containers can only hold up to a certain amount of insulin, we can only support orders up to the following amounts per order:

8 packs of Insulin Lispro KwikPens® (40 total KwikPens®)

OR

12 vials of Insulin Lispro

If you attempt to order more than 8 packs of KwikPens® or 12 vials, your order will be automatically cancelled.

 

INSURANCE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED FOR THIS TEST.

Our shipping and handling fee is $65 per order.

This includes fulfillment, packaging and shipping. There may be incremental cost for shipments to Hawaii and Alaska. 

Insulin Lispro

(with discount program funded by Lilly USA, LLC)

$105

Packaging & Shipping

$65

90-Day Supply Cost

$170

The Cost Plus Drugs discount program is funded by Lilly USA, LLC for Insulin Lispro. The discount dollars are provided by the manufacturer sponsored assistance program for Insulin Lispro.

In summary, our total price for a 90-day supply of insulin is $170.

If you use 2 vials of insulin per month, this price is equivalent to $28.33 per vial.

If you use 3 vials of insulin per month, this price is equivalent to $18.89 per vial.

If you use 4 vials of insulin per month, this price is equivalent to $14.17 per vial.

We realize that for those patients that only use 1 vial per month the price is $56.67 per vial, which is higher than we would like it to be. We will work hard to get that price lower as quickly as we can.

Restrictions and Limitations

If you have reached this far,

and are ready to place your order…

By continuing, you confirm that you have the ability to store and monitor the temperature for a 90-day supply of your insulin in a refrigerator as indicated on the instructions on your insulin product.

We are also unable to fulfill orders for patients who are enrolled in a federal or state government-funded prescription program.  

By ordering insulin from costplusinsulin.com or costplusdrugs.com, you are confirming that you are a resident of the United States, that you are 18 years of age or older, and that you are NOT enrolled in a federal or state government-funded prescription program, including Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medigap, DoD, VA, TRICARE®/CHAMPUS, or any state patient or pharmaceutical assistance program.

Insurance will not be accepted for this test.

*Medicaid, Medicare Part D, Medigap, DoD, VA, TRICARE®/CHAMPUS, or any state patient or pharmaceutical assistance program.

Terms and Conditions

By using the Insulin Lispro Savings Benefit, you attest that you meet the eligibility criteria, agree to, and will comply with the terms and conditions described below:


Offer good for up to 12 calendar months. Patients may pay as little as $35 per month for a 30-day supply of Insulin Lispro. Offer subject to a monthly cap of wholesale acquisition cost plus usual and customary pharmacy charges and a separate annual cap of $7,500. Offer void where prohibited by law. Patient is responsible for any applicable taxes, fees, or amounts exceeding monthly or annual caps. This offer is invalid for Patients whose prescription claims for Insulin Lispro are eligible to be reimbursed, in whole or in part, by any governmental program, including, without limitation, Medicaid, Medicare, Medicare Part D, Medigap, DoD, VA, TRICARE®/CHAMPUS, or any State Patient or Pharmaceutical Assistance Program. This offer is not valid for: Massachusetts residents if an AB-rated generic equivalent is available; California residents if an FDA-approved therapeutic equivalent is available. Available only in the US and Puerto Rico for residents of the US and Puerto Rico who are 18 years of age or older. By accepting this offer, you agree that if you are required to do so under the terms of your insurance coverage for this prescription or are otherwise required to do so by law, you should notify your Insurance Carrier of your redemption of this Benefit. This offer cannot be combined or utilized with any other program, discount, discount card, cash discount card, coupon, incentive, or similar offer involving Insulin Lispro. It is prohibited for any person to sell, purchase or trade; or to offer to sell, purchase or trade, or to counterfeit this Benefit. This offer may be terminated, rescinded, revoked or amended by Lilly USA, LLC at any time without notice. Program expires at the end of each calendar year.


Eli Lilly and Company, the manufacturer of Insulin Lispro, has funded the coupon benefit as part of a manufacturer sponsored patient assistance program. Notwithstanding, neither Lilly USA, LLC nor any of its affiliates maintain, control, influence, or otherwise endorse this site or any of the activities undertaken by Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company. The opinions, claims, or comments expressed on this site should not be attributed to Lilly USA, LLC or its affiliates in any way. Lilly USA, LLC and its affiliates are not responsible for the privacy or security policies of this website or processing of the consumer information hereunder. Mark Cuban Cost Plus Dug Company is solely responsible for this site’s content, operation, and compliance with all applicable laws.

Unfortunately you do not qualify for the manufacturers coupon.

How to Order

During this test, all insulin orders will be delivered only on Wednesday each week.

Once we receive your order, it can take up to 14 days for your insulin to arrive depending on the day of the week you order. We will email you when your insulin order is shipped.

This is a limitation of the trial to help keep our costs low. Please plan accordingly.

Please read the process below extremely carefully. We cannot fulfill your order if you do not follow these instructions exactly.

Click on this link and follow the instructions to create your account:

http://costplusdrugs.com/create-account/

If you already have an account with costplusdrugs.com, you may skip this step.

AFTER you create your account, send our Prescriber Instructions document to your doctor. Ask your doctor to send us your prescription by following the instructions in the document. 

  • Prescription Phone Number: 1 (833) 926-3384
  • Prescription Fax Number: 1 (650) 683-9775

FOR THIS TRIAL, WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING PRESCRIPTIONS BY PHONE OR FAX.

Your doctor must include the following information on your prescription:

  • The email address you used to sign up for costplusdrugs.com
  • Instructions for how much insulin you should use each day. 
  • The number of days this prescription is supposed to last you. This must be 90 days.
  • The “NDC Number” for the product you use: 
    • The NDC number for Insulin Lispro vials is: 0002-7737-01
    • The NDC number for Insulin Lispro KwikPen® is: 0002-8222-59

We will contact you using the email address on your account within 24 hours after we receive the prescription from your doctor.

If you do not receive an email from [email protected] that says “Check out now”, then we have not received your prescription, or the prescription we received did not meet the requirements above.

DURING THIS TEST, CUSTOMER SUPPORT WILL BE LIMITED. IF YOU ARE NOT NOTIFIED BY EMAIL, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DOCTOR. WE WILL BE UNABLE TO ASSIST YOU.

Open the “Check out now” email and click on the orange button that says “Check out now”

 

(Example Email From Cost Plus Drugs)

After you click “Check out now”…

You will see your Prescription Manager.

You will see a prescription item on this page that starts with the letters “CPI”. This is your insulin prescription.

Below this, click the blue button that says “Add to cart”.

(Example Prescription Manager Screen)

Click on “Cart”.

Then click, “Proceed to checkout.”

 

You should see your item in the cart with the letters “CPI” in the product name.

You will not be able to check out if you have other medications in your cart. You will need to place a separate order for non-insulin medications.

 

(Example Cart Screen)

Enter Your Shipping Address

& Payment Information 

 

Insulin shipping and payment screen

(Example Shipping & Payment Screen)

 

Review Your Information

and Place Order.

 

(Example Order Review Screen)

If you have any trouble after placing your order:

Please contact us at [email protected]. We will only be able to provide support AFTER you have placed an order.

At Mark Cuban Cost Plus Drug Company, we offer hundreds of common medications at the lowest possible prices.