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Your finances & MS

Learn how to address some of the financial challenges that may come with MS

Aside from the significant physical and emotional impact multiple sclerosis (MS) can have on your life, MS may also affect your finances. Living with MS could mean difficulty working, and it may likely mean added expenses from treatments, assistive devices, and copays. But there are things you can do to help prepare and try to overcome these obstacles. For starters, it’s important to start planning early and get your finances sorted out.

Aside from accessing the financial assistance offered by Biogen, there are a number of things you can do to help address these financial challenges:

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Prioritize your expenses

Keeping a budget is an important part of managing your income and expenditures. It can also help you put priorities on the different things you buy.

Explore additional support options

The company that manufactures your relapsing MS medicine may offer a financial assistance program. This could come in the form of a copay card or other tool to help lower your costs. Learn more about getting financial help from Biogen.

Consult a financial planner

A financial planner can help you analyze your current insurance, examine the insurance options you have, and discuss your long-term savings plan. The Financial Education Partners (FEP) program provides free financial planning and education to people with special health or financial circumstances.

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Hire an accountant

If you don’t already have a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preparing your taxes, consider getting one. Keep in mind this option will cost money. But a CPA can help you make sure you’re taking all the deductions you’re entitled to. Click here to find an accountant in your area.