Want lower prescription drug costs? 3 questions to ask your doctor.

Rx Savings Solutions | December 15, 2023

Rx Savings Solutions | December 15, 2023

A man speaks with his doctor.

Your healthcare providers know a lot, but most of the time they don’t know the details of your health plan or what your prescriptions may end up costing you at the pharmacy. It’s not their fault—that’s just not how the system usually works.

That’s when it’s time to use Rx Savings Solutions (RxSS). RxSS is a service created and run by pharmacists who want to help people understand what lower-cost options they have for their medications.

Shelby Luzenske, PharmD, is a clinical pharmacist with RxSS. She has three basic questions you can ask your doctor to help easily find ways to save money on your prescriptions:

Top 3 Questions to Ask

  1. Is there a generic option available? Many brand-name medications have generic versions that can cost a lot less.

  2. Is there another drug in the same class that may be more affordable? Usually, there’s more than one medication available to treat a medical condition.

  3. Can I save money by taking this drug in a different form? Believe it or not, a capsule might cost more than a tablet, or a lotion may cost less than an ointment.

To make things even easier, use your RxSS account when talking with your doctor. It will show you whether more affordable options are available for your current prescriptions, and you can search and compare prices at different pharmacies.

This is a free, simple and secure tool that can show you—and your doctor—all your options and the price you’ll pay with your insurance.

more about rxSS

If your employer or health insurance company works with Rx Savings Solutions, we’re here to help you save money on prescription drugs. Watch the video to learn more.
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Here are a few ways you can use RxSS to lower out-of-pocket prescription drug expenses.

1 – See options for lower-cost medications

2 – Receive personalized notifications of savings opportunities

3 – Access personalized assistance from certified pharmacy technicians when you need it