Apr 15, 2011

Blue Cross Insurance vs. Walgreen's Prescription Savings Club

I was introduced to the Walgreen's Prescription Savings Club by a friendly pharmacy employee about 6 months ago. I picked up my two regular 90 day supply of my prescriptions at the negotiated Blue Cross Blue Shield rate of $10/month (for generics) - so the total came to $60 for both medications. When I got home I found a little hand written note on the bag that told me how much I would have paid had I been using the Walgreen's Prescription Savings Club plan; it seemed too good to be true! So, the next time I needed my prescription refilled I went in and talked to someone in the pharmacy about it. The program is only $20/Individual and $35/Family. I was hesitant, but the first time that I used it (which was right when I signed up for it), I was able to get my exact same prescription that had previously cost me $60 with BCBS - for a total of $30! So I recouped the $20 I paid for the program, plus $10 - immediately. That translates to a $100/year savings - just on the prescriptions I take every month! Plus, the program gives you a 10% discount on all Walgreen's brand items in the store and discounts on photo services! I had seen the signs for this program many times and immediately discounted it because I had insurance and was sure that my insurance had negotiated the best rate possible. But this was a very pleasant surprise! So, if you have prescriptions that you have to get filled every month, or get prescriptions filled regularly - I think this is definitely worth checking out!

2 comments:

hollie said...

I've seen all the ads for this but never investigated further. Between the boys' allergies and our thyroids, we fill 10 prescriptions at Walgreens every month! Thanks for the info!

Isabella's Mom said...

Yikes! 10 prescriptions?!?!?! One of my prescriptions is for thyroid (the generic of levoxyl). Not sure which ones y'all take, but that one is only $4/month with the Wallgreen's savings club!!! I would definitely check it out if I were you! Good luck!