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!