How Do Prescription Discount Cards Work?
Savings programs and discount prescription companies negotiate discounts on bulk drug purchases with pharmacies. People in need of prescriptions can then save on medication prices by using a free “prescription discount card” or mobile app provided by the savings program.
If and when you use this discount prescription card, the pharmacy then compensates the discount program. That’s the fee the pharmacy pays to the discount program in exchange for them sending a new customer. Pharmacies then benefit from a store visit, and if patient is uninsured, they sell a prescription they probably wouldn’t have otherwise.
Are Prescription Discount Cards Actually Free?
Most discount drug programs are completely free for consumers to use at most pharmacies. Patients are encouraged to compare drug and prescription prices online before filling their order regardless of whether they have insurance or not. Prescription prices and discounts can vary significantly from one pharmacy to the next.
If you do have health insurance, you should still compare your copay cost to the rate available through the prescription discount card so you can be positive you’re getting the best price possible for that drug.
Who Is Eligible for a Discount Card?
If you Google “prescription discount cards”, you’ll see many different offerings although they might not be for your prescription specifically. Many times the manufacturer of the drug will issue a discount prescription card.
Anyone can obtain a prescription discount card, regardless of whether they are insured or uninsured. Prescription discount cards are used in place of insurance, not in conjunction with insurance.
Most prescription discount cards available online can be downloaded and printed as a hard copy you can tuck in your wallet and take with you to the pharmacy. There are also many apps out there now that can be scanned at the pharmacy checkout counter.
How Much Can I Save with a Prescription Discount Card?
Actual savings can vary significantly depending on the discount card and the pharmacy, but many users report saving between 20 and 90 percent using a prescription discount card. Try shopping around to see which cards, apps or pharmacies are offering the best deals.
At Simplefill, we work hard to help people who are having a tough time paying for the costly prescription medications they count on to manage chronic medical conditions.
How Can Simplefill Help Me Save Money?
In addition to raising public awareness of the existence of prescription assistance options, we have made it our mission to bridge the gap between those who need prescription assistance and the programs and organizations that can provide it.
If you do not qualify or cannot find the right prescription discount card, we will do everything possible to find you prescription assistance to reduce or even eliminate your out-of-pocket cost.
In order for us to help you, you’ll need to become a Simplefill member by applying online or by calling us at 1(877)386-0206.
Enroll with Simplefill today, and you’ll soon be paying much less for your prescriptions.