I was asked to participate in the #PartDAtWalgreens campaign, sponsored by Walgreens. Although I have been compensated, all opinions on the best way to save on prescription drugs are my own.
With three generations living under one roof, there are a lot of different things we have to think about. Healthcare is one of them that effects all of us differently. With Grambo living here, we have been thinking about the best way to save on prescription drugs with Medicare Part D.
We’re learning more about Medicare plans while also scheduling pediatrician appointments!
Best Way to Save on Prescription Drugs for Seniors
Grambo has been working to figure out how everything works for her and if you have someone in your life who got a new Medicare plan during Open Enrollment, you might be doing the same!
One of the questions that has come up a lot for her is, “How can I save money on prescriptions?” She and her friends talk about it a lot when they get together for breakfast, trying to figure out the best way to save on prescription drugs during this phase of their lives.
It’s huge for them that they understand how to save on prescriptions even from last year. Some features of their plans may have changed for the new year!
How to Save Money on Prescription Meds under Part D
Grambo has discovered a few ways to make the most of the benefits. It’s been a learning process for me too and I hope when I’m older, it will help me to know how to go about getting the education I need.
To make the most of your benefits and find potential cost savings for your prescription medications under your Part D coverage, here are three easy steps to get started:
- Verify whether your plan has preferred pharmacies.
- Use a less expensive prescription drug brand or generic.
- Consider a 90-day refill on your prescriptions.
We did learn something that shocked us both. Depending on the design of your plan, coverage, and prescription drugs, you can pay higher copays at one pharmacy in comparison to another if your pharmacy is not in your plan’s preferred network! So, choosing the right pharmacy is definitely important!
I had no idea and I’m the one in the family who does a lot of healthcare research for everyone. It made me realize that my mom and her friends may not realize this! Together Grambo and I did a little research! (We’re a little geeky when it comes to tracking down information!)
How to Save on Prescriptions with Preferred Pharmacy
When it comes to the pharmacy our family prefers, it’s Walgreens. We have a few locations that are super close to our house which makes them convenient. We’ve always gotten good service which makes us want to use them again!
Then we learned that Walgreens can help us save with lower copays because they’re a preferred pharmacy with many Part D plans nationwide. They can help Grambo and her friends save more than ever with copays* as low as $0 on select plans, (*applies to Tier 1 generics).
Grambo has told me that her biggest challenge was not knowing where to go to get the information she was looking for. We’re pretty sure she’s not the only senior facing this challenge either!
Walgreens also has a great website for learning more about Medicare Part D, the benefits of using a preferred pharmacy, and to help seniors answer the question, “How can I save money on my prescription costs?” Visit the Walgreens Medicare Part D information page to learn more.
Then stop by your local Walgreens to chat with a pharmacist! Grambo learned that our local pharmacist is a huge help in getting things figured out! No one is alone when it comes to figuring out how to save on prescriptions!
Grambo plans to use the money she is saving on our next family vacation! That’s something we’re all excited about!