I started pumping about ten days ago. For whatever reason, my insurance company is being really stingy with my new prescriptions. I have 60 units/day of Humalog (1800 units/month) and 6 tests strips a day (180 strips/month), but they'll only give me one bottle of insulin at a time and 100 strips at a time. The strips are especially annoying because I have no copay on them and because the bottles come in 25 strips/bottle, so they could easily let me have, say, 150 at a time. With my previous brand of strips, I got 200 at once with no issues. They're not actually restricting my use of these drugs since I can get a refill every 19 days, but I don't want to be at the pharmacist that often. Not to mention paying two copays a month for insulin.
Have you ever successfully gotten an insurance company to give you more supplies at at time? Any recommendations for how to go about fighting them?