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4 Tips to Save You Money

Every plan we offer comes with tools that give you more control over the money you spend on doctors, drugs, and tests. Check out these simple cost-saving tips:

  • Visit your primary care provider (PCP). You’ll pay $0 when you visit this doctor for an annual checkup and other preventive services. (You’ll also earn up to $25 in CVS Pharmacy® ExtraBucks® Rewards when you see your PCP for an annual wellness visit!)
  • Discover less expensive options for medications, like lower cost generics and 90-day mail order prescriptions. You’ll find more information when you log in to your online account at bcbsri.com.
  • Avoid going to the emergency room if it’s not an emergency. Urgent and emergency room care is essential for serious health problems. But for a cold or minor injury, you’ll save time and money by going to your PCP. If your doctor’s office is closed, try a walk-in health clinic such as a MinuteClinic® at CVS.
  • Use your discounts from CVS. BlueCHiP for Medicare members get an ExtraCare® card from CVS to save 20%* on thousands of CVS Pharmacy Brand health-related items. 

This information is not part of the plan’s benefits. For a complete description, contact the plan for more information.

*The 20 percent discount is restricted to items purchased for the health care of cardholder and applies to regularly priced CVS Pharmacy Brand health-related items valued at $1 or more. Excludes prescriptions and any items reimbursed by federal healthcare programs. Products and services subject to the Extra Care Health Card discount are neither offered nor guaranteed under Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s contract with Medicare. In addition, they are not subject to the Medicare appeals process. Purchases eligible for the ExtraCare Health Card discounts will not count toward your true-out-of-pocket (TrOOP) costs under our plan. Any disputes regarding these products and services may be subject to Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island’s grievance process. Other pharmacies are available in our network. You are not obligated to fill your prescriptions at CVS Pharmacy.


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