FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What is a prescription drug discount program?
Prescription drug discount programs allow prescription drug users to save money on all types of prescription medications. At the time of purchase, members simply present their card at a participating pharmacy to instantly receive substantial discounts on their prescription drugs. It's that easy.
How do prescription drug discount cards work?
Prescription drug discount cards contain special electronic instructions that are entered into the pharmacy's point of sale system. When the card information is entered, the price on the prescription is discounted based on the pharmacy's agreement with the program. This type of cutting-edge technology allows consumers to save money without encountering any hassles on the checkout line.
Who needs a prescription drug discount card?
Any individual with limited or no prescription drug coverage can benefit from the prescription drug discount card. Instead of paying full price for medication, card members can save money whenever they purchase prescription drugs. People who already have insurance coverage may still find the card useful, as it can discount medications that are not covered by their health plan.
What prescription medications are covered under the Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program?
All FDA approved brand and generic prescription medications are covered.
Are there any age or enrollment restrictions?
No, everyone can benefit from the program.
Can I locate a participating pharmacy over the internet?
Yes. In fact, we recommend it. Simply use the integrated Pharmacy / Drug Lookup tool provided on this Web Site to locate participating pharmacies.
Can I get prices over the Internet?
Yes. In fact, we recommend it. Simply use the integrated Pharmacy / Drug Lookup tool provided on this Web Site to obtain drug prices.
Does the Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program have a Mail-Order service?
Yes, and you can expect even greater savings along with the convenience of home delivery.
If I am not a U.S. Citizen, can I participate in the Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program?
Yes, anyone may participate in the Prescription Program.
Does my doctor need to know about this card when writing my prescription?
No. The Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program will not affect the way you are cared for by your physician. You should, however, always consult with your doctor about saving money on prescription medications.
I already have insurance that covers my prescription drugs. How can the Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program benefit me?
The Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program can be used to obtain savings on prescription drugs that are excluded by your insurance plan or are not covered because you have exceeded your insurance plan's maximum limits. In some instances, you might find that the Prescription Program's prices are lower than your plan's co-payment amount. In addition, if your plan does not offer you a drug card and you are reimbursed after each transaction, you may be able to use the Complimentary Discount Prescription Program to lower your out-of-pocket expenses.
Do prices vary among participating pharmacies?
Yes. Although the Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program offers some of the best discount rates in the industry, prices may vary slightly from one pharmacy to another. Therefore you are encouraged to use the simple integrated Pharmacy Locator / Drug Pricing tool provided on this Web Site to obtain the best drug prices available.
What if my pharmacist said the card would not save me any money?
As a Complimentary Discount Prescription Drug Program member, you are entitled to your benefit. Your pharmacist will not know what the card savings will be until the prescription is sent for pricing via the pharmacist's computer. If your Pharmacist does not want to comply with the program, you should consider going to a pharmacy that honors the card. In addition, you should report the incident using the customer service number located on your prescription discount card.
What kind of savings are we talking about?
The program offers substantial discounts on all brand-name and generic drugs. How substantial? In brief, we save members an average of 15% on brand drugs and 40% on generic drugs. Members may realize additional savings by taking advantage of our convenient home delivery mail-order service.
Where can I use my Complimentary Prescription Drug Discount Card?
Your card is valid at over 54,000 participating pharmacies nationwide. All chain pharmacies and most independent pharmacies have been given equal opportunity to serve you through our program. Pharmacies are constantly being added, and our pharmacy directory is updated regularly.
Additional Prescription Drug Discount Program Advantages:
Discount card may be used by all family members
All prescription drugs discounted
Generic substitution when allowed by prescribing physician
Top-quality, major-pharmacy mail order service
24-hour help desk
No waiting periods
No claim forms to file
No medical exams, no exclusions for pre-existing conditions
No enrollment requirements or restrictions
Simply use the integrated Pharmacy Locator / Drug Pricing tool provided on this Web Site.
Consult with your physician about alternative therapies
Before you begin a new prescription medication, talk with your doctor about non-prescription modifications to your lifestyle, diet or exercise. These changes may postpone, reduce or avoid the need for taking a new medication.
Review your other medications
Disclose all the medications that you are taking to your physician and pharmacist before they prescribe or dispense a new medication. Some medications may intensify or reduce the effectiveness of another, or may even possibly duplicate the effects of another drug you are taking.
Select the lowest-cost alternative
Many brand-name prescription medications have a generic equivalent. Generic drugs are approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for safety and effectiveness, and are manufactured under the same strict rules which apply to their brand-name twin. So ask your physician and pharmacist if there is a generic drug that will save you money. If no generic equivalent is available, there may still be a lower-cost alternative within the same class of drugs that performs the functions your care requires. Once again, consult with your physician on these money-saving alternatives.
Obtain a larger supply
In most instances, your cost per dosage will decrease as the amount you have dispensed at one time increases. If you will be taking a medication for an extended period of time, ask your physician if it would be appropriate to prescribe a 90-day supply rather than a 30-day supply.
Shop only at participating pharmacies
All chain pharmacies and most independent pharmacies have been given equal opportunity to serve you via this program. Participating pharmacies are required to offer you deep discounts and assist in performing some fairly complicated drug management procedures for card holders, and not all pharmacies agree to participate. However, that gives you the confidence of knowing that pharmacies participating in this program are concerned with your health and saving you money, and therefore, are deserving of your business and loyalty.
Show your card every time
To ensure your medication is checked for safety and billed at the correct price, your pharmacist needs to transmit valuable information from your card. In some instances, the pharmacist may store your card information in their computer. However, to be certain you receive the maximum benefit, you need to show your card each time you have your prescriptions filled.
Utilize our mail order service
You may find additional savings and convenience ordering frequently-used medications through our U.S mail order service.
Understand your drug therapy
You invest a lot of money in medications. In order to get the most value for your dollar, you need to understand how to use your prescription drugs effectively. Make sure your physician and pharmacist explain how and when to take each prescription medication. Some factors to consider when trying to get the most from your medication are the effects of:
Food and water being taken with your medication
The time of day you take your medication.
Effects of other medications, including over-the-counter drugs, on your prescription
Store your medications properly
Most medications will lose their effectiveness when they are subject to heat, moisture, light, or time. A steamy bathroom or a purse left in a hot car are examples of bad places to keep medicine. Store your medications in a cool, dark place. Remember to carry your daily or weekly medications in a pillbox to avoid damaging your entire supply of medication. Also, always remember to check expiration dates and dispose of expired medications by flushing them down the toilet.
Talk with your physician
Make sure that your physician knows that saving money is important to you. Ask that they prescribe a generic equivalent or lower-cost alternative if at all appropriate. Also, make sure that they know about any other drugs you are taking that may alter the effectiveness of the medication they are prescribing. Finally, make sure that you understand the drug therapy they prescribe so that you obtain the most value from the drugs that you are about to invest in.
The program and its administrators have no liability for providing or guaranteeing service by providers or the quality of service rendered by providers.
THIS PLAN IS NOT INSURANCE
This is not insurance, nor is it intended to replace insurance. Pharmacies are required to pay a processing fee. HIPAA Compliant