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Patient Advocacy Support

Regeneron will consider funding requests from qualified patient-focused organizations to support patient advocacy initiatives, including, but are not limited to:

  • Support of patient education initiatives, for example, the development of patient educational materials, and/or newsletters.
  • Activities that benefit patients and their families or caregivers.

Patient Advocacy Areas of Interest

As a commitment to improving patient care and providing valuable information to the community, Regeneron will consider patient advocacy initiatives that align with at least one of the following statements of intent:

  • Programs that support an educational need by providing valuable information designed to assist patients and/or their caregivers in managing their disease.
  • Programs that are consistent with Regeneron therapeutic areas of interest:
    • Ophthalmology, specifically retinal diseases.
    • Cardiovascular, specifically lipid disorders
    • Inflammation and Immunology, specifically rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory dermatological disorders, and inflammatory respiratory disorders
    • Oncology, specifically metastatic colorectal cancer.

Please Note: each request will be reviewed on its own merits. Regeneron cannot provide any guidance as to whether a particular request will be favorably or unfavorably reviewed.

Eligibility/ Criteria

Organizations eligible for patient advocacy support include, but are not limited to, community hospitals, academic institutions, universities, patient groups, and other organizations that qualify for tax-exempt status under the U.S. Internal Revenue Code.

Sunshine Act/ the National Physicians Payment Transparency Program

Under the Sunshine Act, Regeneron has a legal obligation to report to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services ("CMS") the value of Payments and other Transfers of Value, both direct and indirect, made to physicians and teaching hospitals who are Covered Recipients. "Covered Recipients" include medical doctors, doctors of osteopathic medicine, dentists, podiatrists, optometrists, licensed chiropractors, and teaching hospitals. You will be required to sign an acknowledgement of your obligations to Regeneron as they relate to the Sunshine Act. If your approved program includes any payments to Covered Recipients, you will be required to track and report this information to Regeneron in a timely manner.

Required Documents

Request Letter on the Organization's Letterhead

The request letter should 1) be on the organization's letterhead, 2) specify the nature of the request, 3) specify the total amount of funding being sought from Regeneron, 4) contain a summary description of the program, the date and venue of the program (if applicable), and list prospective speakers (if applicable), and 5) contain a legal signature.

Agenda (if applicable)

Include a detailed description of the program our funding will support

Sample Invitation/Flyer (if applicable)

A draft invitation/flyer with the actual program information or a sample from a similar program that has already taken place may be submitted.

IRS Letter of Determination/501c3

The IRS Letter of Determination is granted by the Internal Revenue Services. This document indicates which section of the Internal Revenue Code your organization is qualified. This determination letter is the only official document and proof that your organization is recognized as a tax-exempt organization.

Agreement (if applicable)

If an Agreement is required by your organization, please provide a copy.

Budget

The budget should be detailed, itemized and indicate how Regeneron funding will be utilized for the program.

W9 or W8

A current copy of your organization's signed and dated (not more than 2 years old) W9 or W8 is required.

Regeneron Terms and Conditions

Each funding recipient will be required to sign a Letter Agreement and acknowledge the Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Terms and Conditions of Funding.

Most Common Reasons for Additional Information Requests include:

  1. Request letter not on official letterhead.
  2. Missing IRS Letter of Determination.
  3. Detailed budget not provided.
  4. W-9 or W-8 not provided or not signed and/or dated.

Most Common Reasons for Denial include:

  1. Does not meet Regeneron guidelines.
  2. Failure to provide complete information.
  3. Failure to submit the request a minimum of 60 days prior to the program date.
  4. Funding request submitted strictly for entertainment.
  5. Budget constraints.