Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

TRICARE Home Delivery: Military Families Save Money on Medications

Magazine article The Exceptional Parent

TRICARE Home Delivery: Military Families Save Money on Medications

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If you were given the chance to save money on prescriptions without cutting any corners, you would take it, right? Who wouldn't? Military families have several options available to them when it comes to filling medication prescriptions, each with its own unique benefits. By filling prescriptions at a military treatment facility, for example, you can get up to a 90-day supply of many prescriptions without paying a copay.

Military families that don't live near a military treatment facility have a great option to save money as well: TRICARE Home Delivery. Home Delivery can fill and deliver prescriptions anywhere in the United States and its territories, including APO/FPO addresses. The prescription is sent to the address of your choice: your office, your home or even a temporary address.

Save Time, Save Money

Using Home Delivery, you can order a 90-day supply of your medication and save up to 66 percent, making the cost for generic drugs $3, brand-name prescriptions $9, and non-formulary prescriptions, $22.

The savings really add up; you'll save $24 a year on each generic drug, $72 a year on each formulary prescription, and $176 a year on each non-formulary prescription. …

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