With Help from Walgreens, Save on Medicare Part D Costs


With Help from Walgreens, Save on Medicare Part D Costs

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WalgreensConcerned about the costs of your caree's prescriptions purchased through a Medicare Part D prescription program?

Using a preferred network pharmacy, if offered by your caree's Part D plan, can potentially save your caree hundreds of dollars each year on prescription co-pay costs. Yet, according to a survey recently conducted by Walgreens, only 21% of survey respondents switched to a pharmacy within their plan’s preferred network as a way to save, and one-fourth are unaware of whether their plan offers a preferred pharmacy option.

You may think you are stuck--that you can't change pharmacies until the next Medicare open enrollments.

You can change your caree's pharmacy outside of the Medicare open enrollment period. To better understand your caree's medications and the costs of the prescriptions, schedule an appointment with a pharmacist at Walgreens.

Walgreens, part of the network of hundreds of Medicare prescription drug plans, participates in the preferred networks of four national Part D sponsors. Walgreens offers savings of up to 75% on prescription co-pays over select pharmacies for a number of plans in which it is a preferred pharmacy.

To help you choose the best prescription drug program for your caree, Walgreens launched You’re Worth Savings, an initiative that educates Medicare beneficiaries and their families about cost saving opportunities as well as how to get the most from their health plan.

To save on Medicare Part D costs, Walgreens suggests:

  1. Reviewing your caree’s Medicare Part D plan

  2. Talking to a Walgreens pharmacist about cost concerns and ways you might be able to save

  3. Comparing Medicare Part D plans, looking at co-pay and other costs against your caree’s current plan and pharmacy

You can learn whether Medicare Part D may be right for your caree here. And, you can schedule a Medicare Part D plan review appointment and get further information at www.walgreens.com/medicare.

Because if you're concerned, it's good to take action.

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