Using your Medicare plan’s mail-order pharmacy to fill your prescriptions is a great way to save money on your prescription copays. Some insurance plans offer copays as low as $0 through their mail-order pharmacy. On most medications, mail order will send you 90-day supplies of your medications, so you can also experience the convenience of filling less frequently.
It is very simple to start the mail-order process. You may call the mail-order pharmacy at the phone number on your insurance ID card and request that they obtain your prescription from your doctor’s office. Another option is to ask your doctor to submit the prescription directly to the mail-order pharmacy.
Some people still prefer to use retail pharmacies rather than mail order. In our experience, this is usually because they prefer to have the security of knowing they can pick up their medication when they need it, rather than relying on it to be mailed. In the end, this comes down to your own personal preference. To save money when picking up your medications in person, we suggest you use preferred network pharmacies as available by your Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug plan.