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Help cut costs at the pharmacy

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  1. Go generic. Ask your doctor for a generic or less-expensive form of the medication you need. Generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs and are as safe and effective.

  2. Compare prices. You might be surprised by how much prices can vary from one pharmacy to the next. It’s worth checking out ‒ especially if you have prescriptions that you fill regularly.

  3. Buy in bulk. Ask your doctor if your prescription is available in a 90-day supply rather than a 30-day supply. You can save time and money by making fewer trips to the pharmacy.

  4. Sign up for rewards. Join pharmacy rewards programs, especially if they’re free. This is an easy way to take advantage of special discounts and coupons.

  5. Supercharge your savings. If you have a flexible spending account (FSA) or health savings account (HSA) offered at work, don’t miss out on this benefit. These accounts let you save money pretax for medical costs and medications, which can help you stretch your health care dollars even further.

  6. Follow the instructions. It’s important to always take your medications as prescribed. Doing so may save you from more expensive health problems down the road.