Many medications have co-pay assistance programs for those who qualify. Generally, co-pay assistance is for commercial insurance plans. However, drug manufacturers may also have patient assistance programs (PAPs) for those who are still in need of financial assistance. While these programs often limit the total amount that an individual can utilize per year, it is helpful to know what options are available. Co-pay assistance programs are typically for medications that are brand name with no generic equivalent available. Often, your prescribing provider or specialty pharmacist can help direct how to get set up for this type of program, but they cannot do everything for you because personal financial information such as tax returns may be required.