Medications can be beneficial for varying reasons, everything from warding off depression and managing diabetes to preventing a stroke or battling an infection. Nearly $400 billion is spent on prescriptions yearly in the United States. That sums up an average cost of $1,300 per person. The prescription costs are hiking up in price year after year. This is debilitating for those who are uninsured, have high deductibles, or soaring insurance premiums. That’s why it isn’t surprising in the least that millions of adults are often left in the dust, leading them to further complications. Fret no longer! There are different cost-cutting ways that help you save hundreds or even thousands of dollars on prescriptions in the long run.
How to Save on Prescriptions
→ Ask your physician or pharmacist if there is a less expensive option if a generic label is unavailable. Sometimes, a less expensive medication can work as just as well.
→ Ask your physician if lifestyle changes like eating healthier or exercising regularly can help decrease the dose or number of medications that you’re currently taking.
→ Medications can improve the quality of your life, prevent or limit hospitalization, and extend longevity, yet some may not always be a necessity if they have been prescribed to you by varying doctors. Ask a physician, preferably your primary care physician, which medications are most beneficial for you.
→ Save on prescriptions with Optum Perks prescription coupons! Compare prescription prices between competing pharmacies and find coupons at more than 64,000 pharmacies Optum Perks. Pharmacies that are included yet not limited are Walgreens, CVS, Rite Aid, Walmart, and Kroger.
Optum Perks is a comparison site that is free, easy to navigate, and doesn’t require membership. While membership isn’t a requirement, you can subscribe to their newsletter to receive a free savings card. With Optum Perks, you’ll discover discounted RX prices near you, helping you save up to 80% off!
Prescriptions like my prescription nasal spray would normally cost $76.99 yet I can get it for $41.64 at the pharmacy that I usually go to. If I switched my pharmacy to Sam’s Club, I can get extend my RX savings even further and get it for just $11.11. That would be over $65 in savings! Please note that prices are subject to change over time.
Oh nice, I’ll keep this in mind for sure. I always love to save on prescriptions. Some can be so pricey!
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Never heard of Optum Perks but sounds really cool. We are lucky to have our prescriptions essentially fully covered by insurance, but that might not always be the case. So good to keep in mind!
I’m so grateful that I have good prescription insurance.
I really enjoy reading this post. These are all awesome tips.
Thank you for these coupons and tips to save on medicines!
Glad to know there is way for me to save! I will be checking it out and use it.
This is so useful to know about, especially in a time when we are trying to save and minimize expenses.
I am glad that my insurance offers a good coverage on prescription. I am going to tell my brother in law about this discount card.
These are some great tips. I’ll have to check out Optum to see if that will help with my mom’s prescriptions.