3 Ways to Save on Medications
These tips can help you save on prescription and over-the-counter drugs:
- Switch to a generic drug.
Generics have the same active ingredients as brand name drugs and can save you money each time you refill a prescription. Members with BlueCHiP for Medicare Value (HMO-POS), BlueCHiP for Medicare Extra (HMO-POS), or HealthMate for Medicare (PPO) plans pay $0 copays for preferred generic drugs in Tier 1.
- Try mail order.
Pay $0 copay for a 90-day supply of many generic drugs in Tiers 1 & 2 and enjoy free standard shipping. Call 1-855-457-1205 to switch.
- Get $25-$200/quarter with the CVS Pharmacy® over-the-counter (OTC) benefit.
Use this benefit on health-related items like cold remedies and personal care items. Redeemable online, over the phone, or in person. Learn more at bcbsri.otchs.com.
*Your actual savings depend on the drugs you take. Available with all plans except BlueCHiP for Medicare Core (HMO). AllianceRx Walgreens Prime Mail Service is a home delivery pharmacy service operated by Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy Holding LLC. AllianceRx Walgreens Prime Mail Service is offered by Prime Therapeutics LLC, a separate company that provides pharmacy benefit management services for Rhode Island.