discounts. Medicines for sickle cell patients have improved significantly in the past few decades and you should be aware of them without worrying about cost.
Adakveo, an infusion medicine that helps to manage sickle cell pain, was recently released and may be less of a hassle than taking a daily pill.
The monthly infusion allows doctors to adjust doses as needed and it stays in the system without the drug diminishing completely by the end of the month.
Another smart move is asking your doctor to split your pills. Since some drugs cost the same no matter what the dosage is, you can ask your doctor to provide a prescription for a high dose pill that you can split in half later.
Allow Technology to Work for You
The internet can be your best friend when shopping for cost-effective prescription options. Go online, review various websites, or use mobile apps to find the best price options for your medications.
Here are some popular websites you can use to start your research:
Download the OneRx app to instantly save on your prescription medications with or without insurance. The internet showcases many apps and websites that can help you save thousands of dollars a year.
Use these resources and start saving today!
Choose a Plan that Meets Your Needs
Understand your health insurance plan. Don’t just check the box on a plan that sounds good. Make sure it’s a good fit for you so that you can get access to the meds you need.
When you re-enroll in your plan this year, determine if a PPO (preferred provider organization), POS (point of service), (EPO) exclusive provider organization, or HMO (health maintenance organization). The plan to select will determine your premium, co-pays and out of pocket costs for prescriptions.
Your policy may also include free services and discounts that you aren’t aware of. Some health insurance companies may cover alternative treatments that can help you manage your symptoms.
There is additional money and resources available to help you cover the cost of your meds. Do your research and connect with professionals who can expose you to your options so that financial worries won’t stop you from getting the monetary relief you deserve.
Charlene Rhinehart is an Award-Winning Speaker, Certified Public Accountant, and Career Coach. She helps others live their best life as a blogger at Wealthy Women Daily, Founder of the Career Goddess Academy, and host of the CEO Unlimited Podcast. Charlene is also the Best Selling Author of “Dividends Are a Queen’s Best Friend” available on Amazon.