October 19, 2016
2 minute read

Can Apps Help With Medicare Prescription Drug Prices?

It’s no secret that many people are having a hard time keeping up with prescription drug prices. In fact, the cost of medications has influenced 24% of adults to skip doses and 19% to cut pills in two.1 But medications were designed to be taken as prescribed, and changing dosages because of the price could be dangerous.

There is a better, safer way to lower your prescription drug prices. By simply downloading an app, you could compare costs at local pharmacies, find coupons, or even find inexpensive generics. Here are some prescription apps that could help you today. They’re all free apps for iPhone and Android users.

Prescription Apps to Try Today

GoodRx

GoodRx features price comparisons among local pharmacies, coupons to lower prescription drug prices, and other helpful tips and lists. For example, pictures of medications and lists of side effects can be found in the app.

Ratings: GoodRx has a 4.7/5 star rating on Google Play and a 5/5 star rating on iTunes.

WeRx

WeRx searches local pharmacies to compare the retail prices of your prescriptions. You can also “report” the current price of your medications to the app, allowing others to see updated pricing.

Ratings: WeRx has a 4.2/5 star rating on Google Play and a 4/5 star rating on iTunes.

OneRx

OneRx finds the lowest prescription drug prices (with and without insurance), provides deals and discounts for your prescriptions, and compares prices among nearby pharmacies.

Ratings: OneRx has a 4.2/5 star rating on Google Play and a 4.5/5 star rating on iTunes.

LowestMed

LowestMed allows users to search local pharmacies to locate the lowest prescription drug prices.

Ratings: This app has a 4/5 star rating on Google Play and a 5/5 star rating on iTunes.

A Conventional Way to Save

A prescription app isn’t the only thing that can help you lower prescription drug prices. Medicare Part D is an affordable way to get prescription drug coverage. Medicare Part D is available to adults 65 and older. This coverage can lower the cost of medications listed on a plan’s drug formulary. With a covered medication, you would only be responsible for a small copay or coinsurance rather than the full retail price.

If you’re interested in shopping for a Medicare Part D plan, contact HealthMarkets today at (800) 827-9990 to speak with a licensed insurance agent. We can help you find a plan that covers your medications and is within your budget. And don’t forget to give the prescription apps listed above a try!

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To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

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© 2022 HealthMarkets Insurance Agency. All rights reserved.

To send a complaint to Medicare, call 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week). If your complaint involves a broker or agent, be sure to include the name of the person when filing your grievance.

We do not offer every plan available in your area. Any information we provide is limited to those plans we do offer in your area. Please contact Medicare.gov or 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1- 844-704-7357), 24 hours a day/7 days a week, to get information on all of your options.

Attention: This website is operated by HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. and is not the Health Insurance Marketplace® website. HealthMarkets Insurance Agency, Inc. is licensed as an insurance agency in all 50 states and DC. Not all agents are licensed to sell all products. Service and product availability varies by state. Sales agents may be compensated based on a consumer’s enrollment in an insurance plan. No obligation to enroll. Agent cannot provide tax or legal advice. Contact your tax or legal professional to discuss details regarding your individual business circumstances. Our quoting tool is provided for your information only. All quotes are estimates and are not final until consumer is enrolled. Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed this information.

HealthMarkets Insurance Agency offers the opportunity to enroll in either QHPs or off-Marketplace coverage. Please visit HealthCare.gov for information on the benefits of enrolling in a QHP. Off-Marketplace coverage is not eligible for the cost savings offered for coverage through the Marketplaces.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Call the Plan’s customer service phone number for more information.

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