How to reduce prescription costs for seniors

A major source of out of pocket expenditures for our senior population is from prescription drugs.  For example, Kathleen Campbell, 88 years old from Indianapolis spends an average of 3.2 percent of her annual household income on her prescription drugs.  The percentage is even higher when her over-the-counter drugs are included.  While Medicare Part D pays for some of the medications, Kathleen like many other seniors did not enroll in the program.

There are many state, federal and other programs that can assist our seniors.  However, I discovered the AAA Prescription Savings Card for AAA members who do not have prescription drug coverage.  The savings using this card can average 35% on generic drugs and 15% on brand drugs.  In addition it may be used for some injectable pharmacies. AAA prescription cards cannot be combined with other medical insurance plans.

The card is convenient to obtain through the AAA website: www.aaa.com and it is accepted at approximately 9 out of 10 pharmacies.  The extra bonus to obtaining the AAA prescription card is it covers everyone in family….including pet prescriptions!

In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, as a member of AAA I requested the AAA Prescription Savings information and received a very cool pink ribbon tote bag.  The AAA Prescription Savings card is free with AAA membership.  The card is accepted at the majority of your local pharmacies…and it includes everyone in your family.  Your family pet also benefits from the prescription card.

AAA Prescriptions Savings is NOT insurance.  It was very easy to call for the information and free tote.  Simply call: 1-866-222-7283 and press 3 to talk to an AAA Prescription Savings representative today.  Offer is good while supplies last through 10/31/2012.

 
 
 

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