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It can be challenging for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients to find a comprehensive insurance plan. Biologics are one type of medication used to treat IBD that can be expensive and difficult for patients to afford, even with insurance coverage. Additionally, step therapy is a practice by which insurers require patients to fail on a preferred medication before covering the physician-prescribed medication which can lead to worsened health outcomes for patients. A recent article published in our IBD journal discusses how many insurance policies fail to adhere to current IBD treatment standards in regard to biologics. We will continue to advocate on behalf of patients to ensure access to care. To learn more and access the article “Variations in Health Insurance Policies Regarding Biologic Therapy Use in Inflammatory Bowel Disease” please contact the IBD Help Center at email@example.com and specify the article.