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How much does Humira cost without insurance?

Medically reviewed by Leigh Ann Anderson, PharmD. Last updated on April 4, 2024.

Official answer


The average cash price of Humira (generic name: adalimumab) without insurance is around $7,300 for 1 carton (2 pens) of 40 mg/0.4 mL using an online coupon, but most people do not pay this much. Your actual cost will depend upon which Humira product you need, your coupon savings, if you have insurance, and any manufacturer's savings.

Related: View the latest Humira prices, drug coupons and manufacturer's saving programs at the Price Guide.

Online coupons or copay cards may be useful if you are paying cash and not using insurance to cover your prescription. Keep in mind these prices are always subject to change.

Cash prices vary greatly among U.S. pharmacies, even in the same city. It may be helpful to check the prices at several pharmacies if you are paying cash for your Humira prescription.

If you are receiving Humira from a specialty pharmacy, be sure to also ask the pharmacist about using any copay cards, coupons or other discounts you may have. This may lower your out-of-pocket costs, like copays.

Specialty pharmacies often handle complex biologics like Humira. Specialty drugs may need careful handling and refrigeration, fast shipping, or additional monitoring by a health care provider for side effects.

Who can I call about getting Humira?

AbbVie provides insurance specialists from their Humira website to help guide you through coverage and access if you are prescribed Humira and do not have insurance.

To get further information about how to obtain Humira, you can call AbbVie at 1-800-448-6472 (1-800-4HUMIRA).

Can I get Humira if I don’t have insurance?

No insurance or unemployed

If you do not have insurance or are unemployed, you may be eligible to receive Humira at no cost from the AbbVie Patient Assistance Program (myAbbVie Assist) or another foundation if you meet certain income criteria. You can call 1-800-222-6885 for further information.

According to AbbVie, financial need requirements will vary by medicine. Your eligibility may be based on your insurance coverage, household income, and projected out-of-pocket medical expenses.

Other groups, such as nonprofit organizations, may be able to provide financial support for your medications. Talk to your health care provider about ways to afford your medication.

Does Medicaid cover Humira?


Medicaid is a U.S. government-run health insurance program that provides medical assistance for low-income individuals and families, or people with certain disabilities

It is jointly run by the federal government and individual US states. State Medicaid programs may provide coverage for Humira for $20 or less per month, but it can vary based on your state plan.

To find out specific Humira coverage for a particular state Medicaid program, you can contact AbbVie at 1-800-448-6472.

Does Medicare cover Humira?


Medicare is a US federal health insurance program for people 65 and older and those with certain disabilities. With Medicare, prescription coverage for Humira is available through many Medicare Advantage Plans and Medicare Supplemental Part D Plans but you must enroll for these add-on plans separately.

Medicare Part D cost is typically $346.00-$2,109.00 or less per month, depending on coverage phase

  • Medicare Advantage Plans (Part C) - Medicare Advantage Plans provide hospital and medical insurance, and generally includes prescription coverage.
  • Supplemental Plans (Part D) - A separate prescription coverage option that you can add to Medicare Part A and B.
  • Medicare Low Income Subsidy - $10.35 per month starting January 1, 2023

If you have Medicare Advantage or Medicare Part D, most of these plans will cover Humira with a copay. If you have VA, DOD, Tricare or other insurance call 1-800-448-6472 (1-800-4HUMIRA) for further information.

Does my insurance cover Humira?

Commercial Insurance

AbbVie, the manufacturer of Humira, provides a Copay Savings Card program to help you afford Humira if you have commercial, private insurance (i.e., through your employer or purchased through the Affordable Care Act). The co-pay assistance program is not available to patients with federal, state, or government-funded insurance programs (like Medicaid, Medicare, VA, Medigap, DOD or Tricare).

While your insurance may help cover a portion of Humira cost, your copay may be unaffordable for you. In these circumstances the copay card can be used to help lower these costs.

The Humira Complete Savings card may reduce your out-of-pockets expenses to a little as $5 per prescription, but may have a maximum annual savings. These copay cards do not have an expiration date but you may need to re-enroll each year. The maximum annual benefit shall not exceed $14,000 per year.

If your pharmacy does not accept the Humira Complete Savings Card or you’re no longer able to use it, you may still be able to get your prescription for as little as $5 a month using the Humira Complete Prescription Rebate. Call 1-800-4HUMIRA (1-800-448-6472) to speak to an Insurance Specialist to see if this is an option for you.

Related questions

What is Humira?

Humira is a biologic injectable protein known as a monoclonal antibody. It is used to treat many different autoimmune-types of diseases where inflammation leads to symptoms. It's classified as a Tumor Necrosis Factor (TNF) alpha inhibitor, and binds to and blocks the action of TNF in our body to lower inflammation.

Humira has been developed through genetic engineering, and that is one reason it is so expensive. Humira has been one of the world’s best selling drugs for many years. It is given as a self-administered subcutaneous injection (under the skin).

Because Humira blocks the inflammatory process, it has a place in many autoimmune conditions with inflammation as a central mechanism, including:

Is there a generic for Humira?

Humira cannot have an exact generic copy due to manufacturing differences inherent for biological products. Instead, biologics like Humira have what's known as a biosimilar.

A biosimilar is a biological product that is very similar to a reference biologic and for which there are no clinically meaningful differences in terms of safety, purity, and potency. Cost-savings should be realized from these lower priced products.

Several biosimilars for Humira have been approved by the FDA, and the first available product launched in the U.S. in early 2023. In late 2016, the original Humira original patent expired opening doors for biosimilar development and potential drug cost savings. As of April 2024, there are 10 biosimilars available for Humira:

If you prefer a biosimilar product for Humira, be sure to tell your doctor before they prescribe the medication. Also, check with your drug benefit company to find out which adalimumab product is covered on your plan and ask your doctor to prescribe this specific product, as most products are not interchangeable at the pharmacy (with the exception of Abrilada, Cyltezo, and Simlandi).

An “interchangeable” biological product has been shown to be biosimilar to the reference product (in this case, Humira) and can be expected to produce the same clinical result as the reference product in any given patient. In addition, it is safe and effective if switched back and forth with the reference product.

Related: Is Amjevita interchangeable with Humira?

If you need further information about how to obtain Humira, you can call AbbVie at 1.800.4HUMIRA (1.800.448.6472).

This is not all the information you need to know about Humira (adalimumab) for safe and effective use. Review the full Humira information here, and discuss this information with your doctor or other health care provider.


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