DISCOUNT DRUG CARDS ARE NOT AS GOOD AS THEY SOUND

QUESTION:  I HAVE BEEN APPROACHED BY A SALESPERSON TO GET A “DISCOUNT DRUG CARD”.

HE SAYS IT IS BETTER THAN PART D.  SHOULD I LOOK INTO GETTING THIS CARD?

ANSWER:  There are many “discount drug card” offers out there floating around.  Although some of these cards could save you some money, you should be aware that some cards are scams and other won’t save you as much as they say they will.  Be aware that drug discount cards are NOT the same thing as your Part D Drug Insurance Plan.  You must call your pharmacy to see if they even honor the card, before you join.  Be wary of drug discount cards that charge a FEE, and watch out for hidden costs.  You should NOT pay a fee to recieve a discount.

I have heard of a drug card from United Networks of America called Texas Rx Card.  It is free and does offer discounts on several common prescriptions.  You may have a simular card in your state.  Walgreens and Kmart accept this card. 

Just be careful and don’t pay any fees for a discount card.  Check with your pharmacy to see if they accept it and you should be okay.

Please write to me, Karyn Blake, here at My Part D USA’s blog at kblake@MyPartDusa.org. Or you can email this article to a friend.

Published by mypartdusa on June 25, 2008 in Drug Savings Tips.

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