Is it Worth it to Use a Mail Order Pharmacy?

A mail order pharmacy is a convenient option for filling your prescriptions. While Medicare Part D plans allow you to use retail pharmacies, many people enjoy having their prescriptions delivered to their door. You could also pay lower copays when buying certain medications through mail order.

Mail Order Pharmacies

Most Medicare plans have one preferred mail order pharmacy. You’ll pay more for your medications if you don’t use your plan’s preferred mail order pharmacy. Mail order is convenient in many ways, one being that your doctors can electronically send your prescriptions to your mail order pharmacy. Additionally, you can have your prescriptions conveniently shipped to your door!

Setting Up Your Mail Order Account

Setting up your mail order account is simple! Watch the video below as Client Advisor Kim walks you through how to set up your account.

Is it Really Cheaper to Use My Mail Order Pharmacy?

It’s common for mail order pharmacies to charge lower copays for maintenance medications. Typically, these are tier 1 and tier 2 medications. Maintenance medications are usually taken long-term, so it can be both convenient and cost-effective to purchase them through mail order. Not all plans offer lower copays if you purchase them through a mail order pharmacy. Our team of client advisors can help you find out if you could save money on some of your prescriptions by using a mail order pharmacy.

When Not to Use Mail Order Pharmacies

If you take a medication that you need right away.

When using mail order pharmacies, you have to deal with processing and shipping time. To get your medication right away, it would make more sense to go to a local pharmacy.

If you need a 30-day supply of a medication.

Mail order pharmacies will usually only dispense 90-day supplies of medications. If you need a shorter supply such as 30 or 60 days, you may want to fill at a local pharmacy. An example of this might be if your doctor is having you try out a new medication or you were prescribed an antibiotic that you will only need to refill one time.

Medicare Help in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana

Please reach out to us by scheduling a call if you would like to learn more about using the mail order pharmacy on your plan.

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