Sometimes it's Cheaper To Fill Prescriptions Without Using Your Insurance

December 18, 2017

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It's hard to believe that 2018 will be here in three weeks! With a new year comes a new year for medical insurance and generally an increase of out-of-pocket costs for you, especially with prescription medication.  But in certain cases, it may be cheaper for you to not go through your insurance when filling an order. A recent report found that up to 10% of medications actually cost you less money with you fill them without using your insurance.  To find out which ones are cheaper is super easy too!  Blink Health [CLICK HERE] and GoodRx [CLICK HERE] are two search sites that allow you to look at price on thousands of medications and even print out coupons good at certain pharmacies to get an even better deal.  Just remember that not using your insurance will not advance your out-of-pocket costs towards your deductible and there are no safeguards to prevent dangerous drug combinations, so make sure to tell your pharmacist every medication you are currently on with each self-pay prescription you fill.  The bottom line is that insurance doesn’t necessarily net you a better deal, and if you take expensive medications regularly, it’s worth your while to try a little comparison shopping.

SOURCE: Lifehacker

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