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CVS – Affordable Generic Drug Plan

Posted by Lisa LaGrou February 1, 2010 Businesses

I went to get a prescription filled today. I put it off for too long because my new insurance has terrible coverage and I was afraid of what it was going to cost. (I’m sure I’m not the first person to forego my health due to medical costs.) When I got to the CVS window I asked if they had any kind of supplemental plan for expensive meds or little coverage, totally not expecting them to say yes. The pharmacist replied that they have a Health Savings Pass program that allows you to get a 90 day prescription (for a generic med) for only $9.99. CVS includes over 400 different generic medications – I found mine easily on the CVS list. You need to pay a $10 annual fee, but it seems worth it to me.

The staff at CVS was very nice and very helpful. Basically she told me to wait and see what my meds rung up as, and then I could pay for it myself or sign up for the program on the spot if it was cheaper. The form was so easy to fill out, I did it while waiting in line.

Here are more details about the CVS program that I got directly from the website: 

Enrollment into the CVS /pharmacy Health Savings Pass is easy and costs only $10 annually, per person. Whether you have limited prescription insurance or no coverage at all, you can sign up today for the CVS /pharmacy Health Savings Pass and start saving immediately.

It’s not an insurance plan, but a prescription savings pass that allows you to save on the medications you and your family need. Plus, you’ll receive 10% off MinuteClinic services* inside select CVS /pharmacy stores.

Here’s how you can save with your Health Savings Pass:

• Pay only $9.99 for a 90-day supply of over 400 generic prescriptions.
• 10% off at MinuteClinic on any regular priced health service or screening*
• Save at one of our more than 6,300 CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide.

For more information, visit the CVS site.

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