Too often, when we get a prescription from our doctor, we think that prescription is our only option. No matter the cost. But, that’s not the case. In many situations, there’s a lower-cost option out there.
How in the world do you know? Rx Savings Solutions finds your options for you! Below are the types of suggestions you may see in your emailed or mailed Savings Notifications, or on your Rx Savings Solutions dashboard.
- DIFFERENT DRUG, SAME EFFECT
There is usually more than one medication available to treat a medical condition. Rx Savings Solutions shows you all of them and what they cost.
- SAME DRUG, DIFFERENT PHARMACY
Sometimes it’s as simple as using a different pharmacy that may sell your current medication for much less.
- SAME ACTIVE INGREDIENT, LOWER PRICE
If a generic is available, Rx Savings Solutions will find it. If there is more than one option, you’ll know what each one costs.
- SAME DRUG, SPLIT THE PILL
Many medications are priced the same or similar regardless of strength. Split a larger tablet in half to get two doses at half the price.
- SAME DRUG, DIFFERENT FORM
Believe it or not, a capsule might cost more than a tablet or liquid form—or vice versa. You never know. But now you will.
- SAME INGREDIENTS, DIFFERENT PILLS
If a drug has two active ingredients, the price can skyrocket! Take the active ingredients separately at the same time for the same treatment at a lower cost.
Some savings suggestions may require a new prescription. If so, click the “Contact My Prescriber” button on the Review page after you’ve selected a savings option. Or call Rx Savings Solutions at 1-800-268-4476 and their Pharmacy Support team can begin the switch for you by asking your doctor for their approval first.
It’s easy to sign up for Rx Savings Solutions; log in to MyBlueKC.com, visit the Plan Benefits section, and click on “Pharmacy.” Once on this page, click on “Spend Less at the Pharmacy” at the bottom, on the Rx Savings Solutions site you can view current savings opportunities and sign up for future alerts.
Please note that Rx Savings Solutions does not replace Express Scripts, Blue KC’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager. Rx Savings Solutions works with Express Scripts and Blue KC to identify potential savings opportunities on your prescriptions, based on your coverage and benefits.