Prescription savings for MA Members: what you need to know

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When you need a medication, the last thing you need is the stress of a big price tag or the hassle running out to the pharmacy. We’ve got solutions for both, so you can focus on feeling your best.

1) Sign up for Mail-order: For medications you take regularly, mail-order can be a time- and cost-saver. Copays are often lower, and you don’t need to take a trip to the pharmacy. Log in to Envision Rx to manage your prescriptions.

2) Ask about 90-day fills: Most drugs you are prescribed on an ongoing basis have the option of being filled for 3 months at a time, instead of only one. Copays are nearly always lower, and you save two trips to the pharmacy. Log in to Envision Rx to manage your prescriptions.

3) Ask for the Generic drug: With the same active ingredients as name-brand drugs, generics are just as effective and significantly less expensive. It’s always worth asking your doctor if there is a generic version of any drug you are prescribed. Bright Health has a growing list of $0 copay drugs on tier 1 and tier 6. Check out the formulary to see what’s covered.

4) Other ways to save: Shop around! Some plans offer preferred pharmacies to lower your costs. Make sure you’re using an in-network, preferred pharmacy whenever possible. Some pharmacies will even offer delivery service to save you time.

We hope these tips are helpful to you. We love helping our members save big and feel better. Questions? We are here to help. Call Pharmacy Services at 833-665-5346.

Author: Stephanie Sample

February 4, 2020