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Save Time and Money with Extended Fill Medication

Written by Kim Soares on September 22, 2015. Posted in Healthcare, Featured2, Post

When some of us think about health care, the words "simplicity," "convenience" and "great value" are not usually the first things that come to mind. But when you take daily prescription medications, they should be. And they can be.

Extended Fill is an offering that was borne out of a necessity to improve access and affordability to prescription medication and to increase convenience and reliability for providers, pharmacy partners and members.

If you or any of your dependents take maintenance medications – either as treatment for a health condition or as a preventive measure – read on to discover how your entire `ohana (at work or at home) could save time and money on prescription refills.

Cost-Savings

UHA’s Extended Fill program offers members taking daily maintenance medication the opportunity to receive several months’ supply for a single monthly co-pay fee of $15* for a generic equivalent. Most health insurance carriers with similar programs offer extended -fill, but without any associated cost-savings. Only UHA customers get the convenience and the added value of a reduced co-pay.

Save Even More By Choosing Generic

Does your brand-name medication have a generic equivalent? If so, you can receive a 90-day supply for a single monthly co-pay fee of $15.* Preferred or non-preferred brand name medication is also eligible for extended fill, but members are limited to a 60-day supply per co-pay fee.

Home Delivery or In-Store Pickup?

Many members pick up their prescription in person, but if you prefer the convenience of delivery-to-your-door, mail order services available through PharmaCare Hawaii or Express Scripts Home Delivery can save you the trip to the pharmacy. You can now mail-order medications from local pharmacies via PharmaCare or Express Scripts and have them shipped to your home at no additional cost, saving you time and money on refills.

Wide Network of Partners

Because of UHA's partnership with Express Scripts that includes most pharmacies across the state—such as major retailers like Costco, Foodland, Kmart, Longs Drugs, Pharmacare Hawaii, Times Supermarket, Walgreens, and Walmart, as well as many independent storesit’s easy to process your refills wherever is most convenient for you.

New members are often very happy to learn about this benefit, since it’s a valuable resource with potentially significant savings for individuals undergoing any of a number of treatments – including diabetes, hypertension, migraines, asthma, COPD, Crohn’s, certain mental health conditions … the list goes on and on.

*Fee based on UHA Drug Plan S

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