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Monday, May 11, 2020

Saving Money On Prescriptions

If you recently lost your health insurance, never had it, or have a high deductible plan that makes getting your prescriptions too expensive, check out this resource for saving big bucks on nearly every FDA approved medication


This post is sponsored by Optum Perks but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.

I remember when I first started working out of college in a corporate marketing department, we had new employee orientation. In that orientation, we learned about how to enroll for our benefits. I was shocked at how much health insurance cost - I had always been on my parents plan and never paid a cent of any premium! Since I was young and healthy, I signed up for the most affordable plan, which was a high deductible one with no prescription drug coverage. Of course, the first time I got sick and needed antibiotics, I wished I had enrolled in a better plan! Prescription drugs can cost a fortune, especially if you're stuck on a plan without a copay option. Or if you've been laid off and have no more coverage. Or worked at an employer where you couldn't get any coverage at all! Optum Perks is one of the coolest websites I've seen that offers real help to folks who can't afford a prescription, who don't have health insurance or who's insurance doesn't cover the particular drug they need.


Here's how it works: search, find and save. No, seriously. You go to their website and type in your prescription. You don't have to create an account, you don't need to enter any personal information. Just search your drug! Then you can alter the dosage to fit your prescription. Optum Perks will list out your cost at a number of participating pharmacies in your area. In fact, their coupons are good at 64,000 pharmacies nationwide, so odds are strong your preferred pharmacy is listed! Pick your pharmacy, then click get the coupon. You can print it, have it sent to your email or have it texted to you. Present the coupon when picking up your prescription and boom. You've just saved as much as 80% on your medication! There's no memberships or fees - they just send you the coupon to use.

Searching my prescription

Finding it and entering the specifics of my dose

And my savings card they texted me! The process is so easy

If you follow me on Instagram, you've likely seen my stories where I talk about the random eczema outbreak I get above my eye several times a year. To treat it, I have a prescription steroid from my dermatologist. I only use it when I have a flare up, but I keep it on hand all the time so that I'm ready for those flare ups! Which, by the way, my derm thinks are partially stress induced, and right now living in a quarantined world from COVID 19 is extra stressful, so I want to make sure I have plenty on hand!

Mandatory supplies to head into the pharmacy to get my cream!
Face mask, who dis?!

There wasn't a soul there, so I felt completely comfortable getting my prescription

I looked up the cost for this drug, and it was $10.19. When I entered the information in Optum Perks, my cost went down to just $4.17 with the prescription coupon! That's nearly the same price I pay with my insurance. So if you've got a high deductible plan, don't have health insurance at all, or if your insurance doesn't cover your drug, this is an EXCELLENT resource for you. The best part is, you can use the prescription coupons in your pharmacy (like I did), at the drive through window if your pharmacy has one, or via a mail order service. However you get your prescriptions, you can use Optum Perks for the discount.


Life right now is a weird time. Take some of the stress off your shoulders by using Optum Perks for your next prescription! I loved how easy it was - just search, find and save. In less than 2 minutes I had the text to my phone and was on my way to the pharmacy to get it. The pharmacist scanned my phone and boom - I got the discounted price. Saving money on prescriptions is easy with Optum Perks.

2 comments:

  1. طرق تنظيف غرفة النوم وتعقيمها، للوقاية من فيروس كورونا
    قومي بإزالة جميع أغطية الوسائد والملاءات عن السرير.
    اغسلي الملاءات وأغطية الوسائد بالغسالة، مع التأكد من استخدام الماء الساخن لضمان التعقيم.
    قومي بتنظيف الوسائد بجهاز تنظيف كهربائي، أو بالبخار، ثم قومي برشها بنوع من المطهرات المناسبة حتى تصبح رطبة تماماً، ثم اتركيها حتى تجف.
    بعد ذلك، ابدئي بتنظيف السرير بأجهزة البخار من كل الجوانب وبدقة تامة، ثم قومي برش المطهر باستخدام عبوة رذاذ حتى تصبح رطبة، واتركيه حتى يجف.
    نظّفي الستائر المتواجدة في غرفة النوم، عن طريق غسلها أو رشها بالمطهرات ورذاذ التعقيم حتى تصبح رطبة ثم اتركيها حتى تجف.
    استخدمي مناديل معقمة لتعقيم وتطهير جميع الأسطح الصلبة المتوفرة في غرفة النوم، بما في ذلك مقابض الأبواب، حواف النوافذ، مقابض الخزانات وجميع الأسطح خاصة الاماكن التي يتم لمسهادائماً، واتركي تلك الأسطح حتى تجف.
    نظفي بعد ذلك الأرضية والسجاد باستخدام الأجهزة الكهربائية التي تعمل على البخار، أو قومي برش السجاد بالمعقم وتوزيعه على جميع أجزائها، وكذلك تعقيم وتنظيف الأرضية بالمعقمات.
    شركة تعقيم بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالرياض
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام

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