Access to Treatments

Tell Congress to Support the Safe Step Act!

The Safe Step Act improves step therapy protocols and ensures patients are able to safely and efficiently access the best treatment for them.

Step therapy, also known as “fail first,” is a health insurance protocol used to manage the cost of medications. It requires patients to try and fail one or more insurer-preferred medications, proving their ineffectiveness to the patient, before receiving coverage for the medication their physician recommends. If a patient ends up changing their health insurance plan, or a medication they are currently using is moved to a nonpreferred status during a coverage year, that patient may be put through the step therapy process again.