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Patient Support

The KineretKare™ Program

KineretKare is a comprehensive patient support program designed to assist you with your Kineret® prescription.


What does this program offer?

  • Helps you navigate insurance barriers
  • Co-pay assistance to offset out-of-pocket costs, if you are eligible
  • Delivery of your medication directly to your home or office


You can save up to $300/month or $3600/year in co-pay/out-of-pocket costs.


In order to receive co-pay is assistance, you must meet the following criteria:

  • Not currently receive healthcare coverage through Medicare, Medicaid, or other federal or state programs
  • Co-pay/out-of-pocket cost above $25 for a 30-day supply of Kineret®
  • Other restrictions may apply—call the KineretKareTM Team at the number below or visit for more information


If you don’t qualify for this program, ask the KineretKareTM Team about other programs that may be able to help. 


You can reach a KineretKareTM specialist at 1-866-547-0644, Monday through Friday 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM EST. 

Click below to download:


KineretKare Enrollment Form                                       Patient Assistance Form


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Frequently Asked Questions about Reimbursement Services

How long will it take before I hear back on coverage decisions?

Insurance benefits coverage is verified within 24-48 hours.

How will I hear back regarding coverage decisions?

Your healthcare provider is notified via fax; you can contact your provider.

What if the coverage request is denied and an appeal is necessary?

We will contact the insurance company for procedures and discuss next steps with your physician.

What if a prior authorization is necessary?

We will contact the insurance company for procedures and discuss next steps with your physician.

Frequently Asked Questions about the Patient Assistance Program

What should I send in as proof of income?

Copy of your most recent federal (ie, IRS Form 1040) or state tax return, latest W-2 statement, SSDI/SSI award letter, last 3 months of bank statements showing income deposits, or last 2 pay stubs.

What if I don’t have proof of income?

You may complete ONE of the following forms ? notarized income statement or attestation statement of income with 2 signatures, furnished on request.

Can the application, prescription, and proper documentation be faxed?

Yes; however, faxed prescriptions must be received directly from your doctor’s office with a valid fax banner.

What prescription form should New York or New Jersey prescribers use?

New York and New Jersey prescribers should use an original New York State or New Jersey State Prescription Form.

If I’m denied enrollment, can I appeal?

Yes – appeals must be submitted in writing, along with the denied application and related documentation. Hardship appeals will be considered on a case?by?case basis.

How is my prescription shipped?

Prescriptions of Kineret® are shipped cold packed via FedEx overnight delivery, with signature required, to your home.

How long will it take for benefits to be verified?

The benefits verification process takes 24?48 hours.

How can I obtain a copy of the Patient Assistance application for Kineret?

Click here to download the Patient Assistance Form.

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KineretKare™ Specialist


Kineret® is a prescription medicine called an interleukin-1 receptor antagonist (IL-1ra) used to:

  • Reduce the signs and symptoms, and slow the damage of moderate to severe active rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in people age 18 years and older when 1 or more other drugs for RA have not worked
  • Treat people with a form of Cryopyrin-Associated Periodic Syndromes (CAPS) called Neonatal-Onset Multisystem Inflammatory Disease (NOMID)

Kineret is not for children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis


Do not take Kineret if you are allergic to:

  • proteins made from bacteria called E. coli. Ask your healthcare provider if you are not sure
  • Anakinra or any of the ingredients in Kineret. See the end of the patient leaflet for a complete list of ingredients in Kineret

Before you use Kineret, tell your healthcare provider if you:

  • have an infection, a history of infections that keep coming back, or other problems that can increase your risk of infections
  • have an allergy to rubber or latex. The inner needle cover on the prefilled syringe contains latex. Do not handle the needle cover if you are allergic to latex
  • have kidney problems
  • are scheduled to receive any vaccines. People using Kineret should not receive live vaccines
  • are pregnant or plan to become pregnant. It is not known if Kineret will harm your unborn baby
  • are breastfeeding or plan to breastfeed. It is not known if Kineret passes into your breast milk. You and your healthcare provider should decide if you will take Kineret or breastfeed

Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and over-the-counter medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements.Kineret and other medicines may affect each other and cause serious side effects. Especially tell your healthcare provider if you take certain other medicines that affect your immune system called Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) Blockers. Ask your healthcare provider for a list of these medicines if you are not sure.

Kineret may cause serious side effects, including:

  • serious infections. Kineret may lower your ability to fight infections. During treatment with Kineret, call your healthcare provider right away if you get an infection, have any sign of an infection including a fever or chills, or have any open sores on your body. You may get an infection if you receive live vaccines while you use Kineret. You should not receive live vaccines while you use Kineret.
  • allergic reactions. Stop using Kineret and call your healthcare provider or get emergency help right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction: swelling of your face, lips, mouth, or tongue; trouble breathing; wheezing; severe itching; skin rash, redness, or swelling outside of the injection site area; dizziness or fainting; fast heartbeat or pounding in your chest (tachycardia); or sweating.
  • decreased ability of your body to fight infections (immunosuppression). It is not known if treatment with medicines that cause immunosuppression, like Kineret, affect your risk of getting cancer.
  • low white blood cell count (neutropenia). Kineret may cause you to have a lower number of certain white cells (neutrophils). Neutrophils are important in fighting infections. You should have blood tests before starting treatment with Kineret, then monthly for 3 months. After the first 3 months you should have your blood tested every 3 months for up to 1 year.

The most common side effects of Kineret include:

  • injection site skin reactions, including redness, swelling, bruising, itching, and stinging. Most injection site reactions are mild, happen early during treatment, and last about 14 to 28 days. Injection site reactions have been observed less frequently in people with NOMID
  • rheumatoid arthritis (RA) gets worse with treatment, if you already have RA
  • headache
  • nausea and vomiting
  • diarrhea
  • joint pain
  • fever
  • feeling like you have the flu
  • sore throat or runny nose
  • sinus infection
  • pain in your stomach area

Tell your healthcare provider if you have any side effect that bothers you or does not go away. These are not all of the possible side effects of Kineret. For more information ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist.

Please see full Prescribing Information