Blue Shield is rolling out a drug cost transparency service to help their patients understand what their costs will be for any given prescription drug and what alternatives there are for that prescription drug.
It has become extremely common for doctors to recommend a specific prescription drug that may be much more expensive than a generic version of that same prescription drug. The difference in cost for the patient can easily reach $250 per bottle.
Tier 1 drugs may be the exact formula as a tier 3 or 4 drug but you'll end up paying much more. In a time when consumers have access to as much information as they want via the Internet, patients should take the time to understand the drugs they are taking and what generic alternatives may be available.
If you and your friend need help understanding what drugs may cost for you depending on what health insurance you are selecting we would love to help here at HealthyMarks.