There are a few companies out there right now offering free prescription drug card plan. So which one is the best? All that I have seen online so far seem to offer the exact same thing right? The first site I went to said up to 75% off prescription drugs then another site is saying up to %80 off prescription medication. These cards even seem to be accepted at all the same pharmacies. So what is the difference?
Well it really depends.
Many of the companies that offer these free prescription drug cards have deals in place with pharmacies and prescription drug distributors and manufacturers that allow them to offer their users a certain discount on certain drugs. However, each company does not have the same deal as the other…therefore your discounts on prescription medications can differ from card to card.
There are a few options you can do to find out which card works best for you. The first option would be try them all out. Just because you fill a prescription today with one card does not mean you have to use the same card the next time. It would not take very much time at all to print our 2-3 prescription card and try 1 each time you fill a certain type of prescription, finding which card works best and will be used from there on out.
For example: Prescription card A may work best with 1 kind of medication but prescription card B works best with another.
Make sure to keep track of what discounts each card is bringing in so you know how you can save the most money.
Some prescription card sites even have a price checker built in on their webpage so you can know before you go an approximate amount of the cost of a certain type of prescription drug medication.
Note: Prescription discount card do not discount what you would normally pay with your regular insurance. Think of your insurance card as a discount card as well. You may have a certain type of prescription insurance that may make using a free discount prescription card better.
If you have zero insurance, then having one of these cards is a must.
However in conclusion, the best thing to do is try a few free prescription drug cards out and see which one works best for you and the type of medication you need to fill.
CVS is one of the largest pharmacies in the United States with over 7,100 stores nationwide. Being this large they do have the ability to offer some pretty good deals on prescription drugs. The following is some information you can find usefull if you are like many Americans feeling the pain in your wallet everytime you get sick and/or need to refill your prescription medication.
CVS Pharmacy offers savings plans for people without insurance or without prescription coverage. They call it the CVS Pharmacy Health Savings Pass. No Prescription coverage? No Problem. The program gives individuals the ability to pay $11.99 for a 90 day supply of over 400+ different types of generic prescriptions.
Signing up for the CVS Health Savings Pass is simple. You can do it during you next trip to the pharmacy and sign up at the pharmacy counter or visit the CVS.com website and sign up online. Keep in mind there is a $15 annual fee per person to be apart of this discount program.
The following is a list of discounts and benefits you can receive once you are apart of the program:
Pay only $11.99 for 90 day supply of your generic prescription
10% off of any regular health screening service at the CVS Minute Clinic
Recieve 10% off annual flu shots
Get $10 off on 50 count TRUEtest strips (2 per month)
One thing thats great about this program is that you can recieve your discount at both the pharmacy and online.
Keep in mind this program is NOT health insurance.
This program may be perfect for you if you have limited insurance coverage or no insurance coverage at all and need medication for:
Arthritis & Pain
Glaucoma & Eye Care
Heart Health & Blood Pressure
Vitamins & Nutritional Health
This program is not for everyone which is why I suggest that you consider all your options. There area many pharmacies out there which offer a plethora of saving programs and prescription discounts cards. There are also some programs that offer FREE prescription cards that may be able to get you the same discounts as these programs but without the fees. So take it upon your self to check out each program and see which one works best for you.