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swoc$op  
#1 Posted : Wednesday, October 7, 2020 5:44:14 PM(UTC)

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Have FEHB BC/BS Basic. Have been using local pharmacy for drug prescriptions. Would mail order be cheaper?
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Originally Posted by: swoc$op Go to Quoted Post
Have FEHB BC/BS Basic. Have been using local pharmacy for drug prescriptions. Would mail order be cheaper?


It could be. My wife and I take multiple meds. We looked at costs and for most of our Rx, mail order was cheaper by far. In a few cases, the local pharmacy was cheaper. Keep in mind when you number crunch, mail order costs are for a 90 day supply, typically you only get a 30 day supply locally.
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FEHB BC/BS Basic members can use the mail order pharmacy only when they have Medicare Part B as their primary insurance.
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#4 Posted : Thursday, October 8, 2020 2:11:21 PM(UTC)
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Originally Posted by: swoc$op Go to Quoted Post
Have FEHB BC/BS Basic. Have been using local pharmacy for drug prescriptions. Would mail order be cheaper?


I just picked up a 90-day supply of Soma, and for the heck of it I priced it at GoodRX. Using my insurance cost me 100% more, twice as much. Makes one wonder?

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