Category: Insurance

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Medicare cards are now getting more secure. Over the next year, the government will be sending out new health insurance cards aimed at protecting the privacy of the 60 million people enrolled in Medicare. Here’s what will change: Your new card won’t display your social security number. This is the biggest change. Old Medicare cards… Read More

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Medicare offers comprehensive healthcare coverage for seniors 65 years of age and older. But needless to say, it can be confusing. Prior-authorizations, coverage gaps, co-insurance, part D, advantage plans? It can be too much. Here’s the catch – if you don’t know how to successfully navigate the system, you will more than likely be paying… Read More

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How to apply a payment made with GoodRx to your insurance deductible When you use GoodRx, you are choosing to pay without your insurance. But you can ask your insurer to reimburse you or to apply your purchase against your deductible. Here’s the deal. Nearly half of Americans now have high deductible health plans –… Read More

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Generic medications, which millions of Americans depend on for affordable treatment, may be getting a little more scarce – and, as a result, a good deal more expensive. Leading generic drug makers in India, the home of global generic pharmaceutical manufacturing, have recently indicated that they plan to begin “optimizing” their pipelines by manufacturing fewer… Read More

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Recently, we’ve been noticing GoodRx users sharing their stories of high deductibles with us online: So what’s going on? Sometimes, having a high-deductible health plan (HDHP) makes sense, like when you’re planning on having an expensive procedure that will help you reach the deductible (provided that you have enough saved to pay for it in… Read More

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It’s true: Drugs really are getting more expensive. According to a new GoodRx analysis, the average list price for the top 100 prescription drugs climbed higher over the past year, even as concerns over high drug prices grow in the U.S.     Our top insights: List prices for prescription drugs rose 6% over the past… Read More

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After practicing medicine for 20 years, I’ve become adept at “clarifying” to life insurance companies why patients are taking certain medications. The same medications appear to trigger red flags for both long-term care and life insurance companies.    Their “concern” makes sense for some medications because they are used for serious chronic illnesses, but for… Read More

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Amid an already devastating flu season, the story of a Texas teacher who, sick with the flu, skipped her prescription for Tamiflu (oseltamivir) because of a $116 copay, and subsequently died of the illness, has struck many as a tragedy that could have been avoided. It’s especially mystifying because of the high price of such an… Read More

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For a large portion of Americans, a simple bee sting or a peanut can cause a fatal allergic reaction called anaphylaxis. Fortunately, in most cases, these symptoms can be treated by a shot to the leg with an epinephrine auto-injector. Unfortunately, one of the most popular autoinjectors EpiPen costs around $630 and it’s generic version epinephrine… Read More

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It’s officially 2018, which means it’s time to make those new year’s resolutions. While it might be easy to stick to the resolutions for a few days, sometimes life can catch up with us. So how do you make those difficult new years resolutions stick? Here are some tips from the pharmacist to help you achieve… Read More