SOURCE: GoHealthInsurance


October 22, 2010 11:37 ET Offers Tips for Saving on Prescription Drugs Offers Seniors Tips for Saving on Prescription Drug Costs and Finding Affordable Medications

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - October 22, 2010) -  Senior Americans feel the biggest pinch of these high drug prices because many rely on multiple medications to maintain their health., an online service for seniors to compare Medicare Advantage, Medicare Supplement and Medicare Part D plans, is offering a few helpful tips on how to save money at the pharmacy.

  • See if your doctor can recommend a generic brand drug rather than the name brand. Many generic medications are just as effective and can be just a fraction of the cost of brand names.

  • Talk to doctors about prescribing larger doses of medications instead of a 30-day supply. Larger quantities are typically more affordable and help seniors avoid unnecessary trips to the pharmacy.

  • Compare prescription drug costs between pharmacies. There are many online tools that allow consumers to compare the costs of medications and find a pharmacy that has the lowest costs.

  • Talk to a doctor about pill splitting. Some prescription drugs can be split in half and is a great way to save money on medications. But not all medications can be split in half and requires a doctor's approval.

Seniors with high-deductible Medicare plans should be especially careful when purchasing medications. Health insurance coverage for high deductible plans does not kick-in until the deductible is met -- leaving consumers with out-of-pocket expenses.

To learn more about out-of-pocket expenses associated with Medicare insurance plans, seniors can use the services at to talk to a licensed agent and compare Medicare coverage options. 

About GoMedicare is a free online consumer resource for detailed Medicare information, free Medicare quotes, and comparing Medicare products -- including Medicare Supplement -- with licensed local agents. The service at is absolutely free for consumers with no obligation to buy.

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