PRESCRIPTION DRUG COST TOO MUCH?

  • Preferred Pharmacy: Make sure you are using a preferred pharmacy when filling your prescriptions. Most health and drug plans have preferred, standard and out of network pharmacy options. Using a preferred pharmacy guarantees you will pay the lowest co-payment possible through your insurance.
  • Generic Alternatives: Many Brand name drugs have available generic alternatives. Ask your doctor if this might be an option for you.
  • Samples: Asking your doctor for samples is one way to save you the most money on a brand name prescription drug cost. It is not a guarantee that your doctor will have available samples, but if you don’t ask you’ll never know.
  • Goodrx.com: https://www.goodrx.com/ is a discount website that offers many drugs at a significantly reduced price. You should compare your current drug cost to see if this money saving option works for you.
  • Applying for Co‐Pay Relief and Prescription Assistance Programs: This is a great place to start for people with certain conditions that requires significant out of pocket costs. People who qualify will receive grants to help pay for the cost of their medications. Below is a list of websites and phone numbers for different assistance programs available:

www.healthwellfoundation.org 800‐675‐8416
https://panfoundation.org 866‐316‐7263
www.pparx.org 888‐477‐2669
www.copays.org 866‐512‐3861
www.cdfund.org 877‐968‐7233
www.parientadvoate.org 800‐532‐5274

  • Veterans Administration: For qualified veterans, the Veterans Administration does provide prescription drug coverage. Coverage is dependent on military service and in some cases qualification is determined by income. Most veterans who qualify pay a low co‐payment for all prescription drugs. Please see a local Veteran Service Officer to see if you qualify.

Kane County:

John Fanning * Elgin Armory ‐ 254 Raymond Street, Elgin, IL 60120 (847) 608‐0138

Steven Wells * Kane County Government Center ‐ 719 South Batavia Ave., Bldg A, Geneva, IL 60134 (630) 232‐3550

Cook County:

James Lopez * Schaumburg Township ‐ 1 Illinois Blvd., Schaumburg, IL 60169
(847) 884‐0030 ext. 2019

Scott Goering

Associate General Agent