New Costco Pharmacy Discount Rivals Insurance Co-pays

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Costco is now offering its members a 90-day supply of certain medications for only $9.99.

That’s likely lower than many people’s insurance co-pay — meaning they can save money by requesting this discount instead of presenting their insurance card and paying their insurance co-pay for the prescription.

The $9.99 price for a 90-day supply is a new perk of the Costco Member Prescription Program.

To find out if a prescription drug you take is available at the $9.99 price, just search for the drug on Costco’s site and then select a quantity of 90.

The Costco Member Prescription Program

The Costco Member Prescription Program isn’t insurance. It’s a discount drug card program for members and their eligible dependents. Dependents include those under age 18 and pets.

There are no additional fees for the program — it’s a perk of Costco membership.

Medications purchased through the program are sure to have a discount, typically ranging from 2% to 40%, depending on the drug and the location. Although Costco boasts savings of up to 80% on certain popular medications on its prescription program webpage.

To get a discount available through the Costco Member Prescription Program, all you have to do is present your Costco membership card at a participating pharmacy and request the CMPP price.

Participating pharmacies include local Costco pharmacies, the Costco mail-order pharmacy and the following pharmacies:

  • Walgreens
  • Albertsons
  • Safeway
  • Vons
  • Saveon
  • Bestcare
  • Nowrx
  • Delta
  • United
  • Better Life

You can search for a participating pharmacy near you on Costco’s Health Solutions website.

You can pick and choose which medications you’d like to use your insurance for instead of the Costco Member Prescription Program price. However, any purchases made through the program won’t count toward your insurance’s deductible.

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