Save Money on Prescriptions

Use generic drugs and generic alternatives to lower your healthcare costs without sacrificing the effectiveness of your medications.

Generic drugs are made by a competing drug company after the original maker’s patent has expired. They have the same dosage, safety, strength, and quality as the original brand-name medication, but generics are almost always cheaper than brand-name drugs.

Even brand-name drugs that are still under patent protection can have generic alternatives. These generic alternatives work similarly and are in the same class as their brand-name counterparts but have different active ingredients.

If you are taking a brand-name drug, talk to your doctor about whether there is a generic alternative available that could save you money. You can also use our drug lookup tool to find generics for the brand-name drugs you are taking.

 

Use Our Online and Mobile Tools

Get up-to-date formulary and pharmacy benefit information by logging in to My Health or using the Rx Claims, Drug Lookup, and Pharmacy buttons of the SelectHealth app on your mobile device. In My Health view “Rx Claims” to see everything you want to know about your prescription drug coverage, including:

  • Drug prices and potential lower-cost alternatives
  • Medications covered by your plan
  • Tier statuses of prescription drugs
  • Your prescription copays and benefits
  • Maintenance drugs
  • Explanations of Benefits (EOBs) for your drug claims
  • Preauthorization and step therapy requirements
  • Participating pharmacies