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How do I find a drug discount program?

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You probably can’t apply these savings on top of your insurance. But your insulin could end up costing less if you use a discount program alone. Here are some resources that may help you save:

  • Benefits Check Up is part of the National Council on Aging. If you’re a senior, you can apply to save money on medication and other health care costs. That includes deductibles and copays.
  • NeedyMeds is a nonprofit that’ll help you find ways to pay for all parts of your health care. They’ll connect you with low-cost or free drug programs or clinics.
  • Partnership for Prescription Assistance will help you cover insulin costs if you don’t have any health insurance.

SOURCES:

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Managing the Cost of Insulin.”

American Diabetes Association: “Help With Insulin Is A Phone Call Away.”

CDC: “Diabetes: How to Save Money on Diabetes Care.”

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists: “Insulin Cost-Saving Resource Guide.”

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “Hypoglycemics, Insulin — Long-Acting.”

Health Education & Behavior: “Solutions to Address Diabetes-Related Financial Burden and Cost-Related Nonadherence: Results From a Pilot Study.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Financial Help for Diabetes Care.”

Benefits Check Up: “Learn More About Benefits.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 11, 2020

SOURCES:

Joslin Diabetes Center: “Managing the Cost of Insulin.”

American Diabetes Association: “Help With Insulin Is A Phone Call Away.”

CDC: “Diabetes: How to Save Money on Diabetes Care.”

Association of Diabetes Care & Education Specialists: “Insulin Cost-Saving Resource Guide.”

Wisconsin Department of Health Services: “Hypoglycemics, Insulin — Long-Acting.”

Health Education & Behavior: “Solutions to Address Diabetes-Related Financial Burden and Cost-Related Nonadherence: Results From a Pilot Study.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Financial Help for Diabetes Care.”

Benefits Check Up: “Learn More About Benefits.”

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on May 11, 2020

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