For individuals with Medicare coverage, a prescription savings card may be used if you are in the Medicare "donut hole" or if you do not have Plan D or another supplemental plan.
Check for a fee. Some prescription savings cards might charge a membership fee to join their program, which could cost you more than any discounts you would receive. Always ask about fees prior to signing up for a card.
Are there any restrictions or eligibility requirements? In some cases, certain medications may not be covered, or other limitations may apply. It’s important to always be aware of eligibility requirements and restrictions when using a prescription savings card. In addition, some prescription savings cards may only allow you to use them on a restricted basis. You should be aware of such restrictions associated with your card.
According to The National Consumers League, discount cards can be a great way to save on prescription medicine. As with any program, it’s important to do research to determine the card that best meets your individual needs.
This year, FamilyWize celebrates its 10th anniversary helping individuals, families and communities save on medications. Our card, the FamilyWize Prescription Savings Card, is free to all consumers, insured or uninsured, and has no eligibility requirements. In addition, the card offers unlimited usage, so friends and family members can receive discounts, too. Anyone can request a card by printing a card through FamilyWize.org or by calling 1-800-222-2818. Try it today and start saving!
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