I’ve written several times in the past about losing in our health insurance when my husband’s company of 9 years closed and the effect this had on our budget. Of course there is the obvious difference between a paycheck and unemployment income, but I had assumed I could make it work since budgeting and crunching numbers has always been one of my passions. Boy, was I in for a challenge!
I wrote in depth about our experience and trying to get our budget adjusted and control prescription expenses HERE.
Several readers have requested an updated list of companies that offer assistance with prescription costs, including those that offer Free Prescriptions, as well as Free Rx Discount Cards and Free Printable Rx Coupons. I’ve compiled this list of resources for you below and hope that it helps, especially for anyone requiring a prescription medication that is not yet available in generic form.
Rx Discount Cards
Many of the “Free Rx Cards” you find online are worthless, but as I posted HERE, this FREE Printable Rx Discount Card really can save you money – starting today! The discount will depend on the actual prescription. With no generic available, my monthly medication was $203.99 per month and this card brought it down to $143.87. HUGE SAVINGS PER MONTH! PRINT YOURS FREE HERE **Print One Now to use & a hard copy comes in the mail
Patient Assistance Programs
Lilly Cares will provide prescriptions FREE of charge through a 12-month enrollment period for eligible patients.
Merck has broad qualifying levels-you can earn as much as $43,320 per year for individuals, up to $58,280 for couples, and $89,000 for a family of four and still qualify. This makes the Merck Patient Assistance Program on of the industry’s best.
For a 30-day supply of any Pfizer drug for $15: 1-800-711-2712 – Pfizer Share Card
For a discount on GlaxoSmithKline drugs: 1-866-333-9721 – GlaxoSmithKline Orange Card
There are many resources available to help you save money on prescription costs. They are unfortunately, a necessary evil, in my opinion! But I hope that you find something in my list that can help save you some money! This Printable Rx Savings Card has been the quickest and easiest way to get a huge and instant discount on my own Rx costs!
Don’t forget about Generic Savings Programs (my medication doesn’t come in a generic yet!)
Rite Aid Generic Program – $8.99 for 30 day supply and $15.99 for 90 day supply * Also 15% off Name Brands