WASHINGTON, November 27, 2018 --As the year comes to an end, Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs), the administrators of prescription drug plans, are issuing their revised lists of covered medications (otherwise known as formularies) for the upcoming plan year. In doing so, the cost of certain popular medications may become a burden for people across America because these prescriptions, once paid for by insurance, are now expected to be covered by the patient. Already, 47% of people are paying more out of pocket for Rx drugs compared to 2016 and this number is expected to increase. USA Medical offers assistance by providing discounts on “dropped” medications through its customized prescription savings programs in all 50 states including: Texas Prescription Assistance Program, Florida Prescription Assistance Program and California Prescription Assistance Program
USA Medical offers tips on how you can find out if a medication is on a plan’s formulary:
Call your insurance company.
Put together a list of all your commonly prescribed medications. Then, call your insurance company to check to see if they’re on the formulary.
Talk to the benefits manager at your company.
If you’re using health insurance provided by your employer, request a printed or digital copy of your plan’s formulary.
Check the websites of the top PBMs to see what medications have been dropped
USA Medical Co-Founder and President Jordan Sessler says, “Continuing to take a prescribed medication that is no longer covered means having to deal with out-of-pocket costs. Many choose to do this because changing drugs is not an effective choice for them. This is why we provide our free card as an option. Using it may help people stay on the course of medication that has proven to work for them. No medications are excluded from possible savings up to 75%, brand name or generic.”
The pre-activated card is accepted at more than 60,000 pharmacies across the country—local, regional and national chains such as CVS, Costco, Target, Rite Aid, Walmart
and Walgreens. Eligible Rx’s include acarbose, glyburide, miglitol, and other medications prescribed for diabetes, as well as thousands of other popular prescriptions.
Go to prescriptionassistance.info to get a customized Pharmacy Discount Card for all 50 states including:
- Alabama Prescription Assistance Program
- North Carolina Prescription Assistance Program
- Georgia Prescription Assistance Program
- Pennsylvania Prescription Assistance Program
- Tennessee Prescription Assistance Program
- Virginia Prescription Assistance Program
About USA Medical Prescription Assistance Program
USA Medical Prescription Assistance Program is a division of USA Medical, which reaches out to individuals and seniors among the estimated 100+ million people in America with inadequate prescription coverage. The Company's mission is to help individuals save money on prescriptions they need. USA Medical has been given an "A+" rating by the Better Business Bureau.