DISCOUNT Rx CARD – FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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How does Drug Card America work?

The Drug Card America Card is a non-insurance discount card that provides saving solutions for individuals and family members living in their home. The purpose of providing you with this card is to minimize your "out-of-pocket" expenses for your prescriptions. This program offers up to 60% savings on select generics and up to 15% savings on select name brand prescriptions. The discount fees are honored at participating pharmacy providers. To see which pharmacies in your area accept the card, please click here.

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Who will benefit using Drug Card America?

Members can use the card for his/her personal benefit or the benefits of his/her spouse, dependent children and any permanent resident in the member's household.  There is no cost to join, just print off the card and enter your name and family members that wish to save on prescriptions.

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What savings do I get as a participant with Drug Card America?

This program offers up to 60% savings on select generics and up to 15% savings on select name brand prescriptions.

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When can I start using my benefits with Drug Card America?

You can start to save instantly.  Just print off the card, enter your information and give to a participating pharmacy.  They will enter you in their system as belonging to the Drug Card America group.  You begin to save immediately.

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How do I locate a participating provider in the network for Drug Card America?

There are two ways to locate participating providers, You can do an online pharmacy lookup (click here) or Call SASid customer service at toll free 1-877-267-3752.

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Is Drug Card America an insurance program?

No. This is not an insurance program. It is simply a way to obtain substantial savings on all of your prescription needs.

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Is there a maximum use of the benefits with Drug Card America?

No. Unlike insurance, utilization is encouraged. You and your family may use the benefits as many times as needed. There are no limitations on usage.

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Is there a claim form to fill for Drug Card America?

No. There are no claim forms or other paperwork to file. You receive your discount at the time of service and you must pay the provider the discounted amount in full at the time services are rendered.

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Is there a pre-existing condition exclusion for Drug Card America?

No. Remember, this is not insurance.

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Is my specific prescription discounted under Drug Card America?

Discounts vary and can range anywhere from 0% - 60% depending on the type of prescription, brand name, generic name and the location of the specific pharmacy.

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How many drugs are covered under the Drug Card America prescription discount card?

All FDA-approved prescription medications are eligible for a discount. However, discounts are based on several criteria such as; type of prescription, brand name, generic name and the location of the specific pharmacy. Be sure to ask your pharmacist if your specific drug is discounted under this program.

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What is a brand name drug?

A brand name drug is approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and is supplied by one company (the pharmaceutical manufacturer). The drug is protected by a patent and is marketed under the manufacturer's brand name.

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What is a generic drug?

When a drug patent expires other companies may produce a generic version of the brand name drug. A generic medication, also approved by the FDA, is basically a copy of the brand name drug and is marketed under its chemical name. A generic drug may have a different color or shape than its brand name counterpart, but it must have the same active ingredients, strength, and dosage form (i.e., pill, liquid, or injection), and provide the same effectiveness and safety as its brand name counterpart.

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Are generic drugs as safe as brand name drugs?

Yes. The FDA requires that all drugs be safe and effective and that their benefits outweigh their risks. Since generics use the same active ingredients and are shown to work the same way in the body, they have the same risks and benefits as their brand name counterparts.

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Can I ask the pharmacy to substitute a generic drug for the drug prescribed by my doctor?

Each state has a law that allows pharmacists to substitute less expensive generic drugs for many brand names. However, if your doctor specifies that a brand name must be dispensed, then the pharmacist may not substitute the generic. Sometimes an acceptable generic is available that your doctor may not be aware of. In this case, your pharmacist may be able to consult with your doctor to suggest an effective medication that costs less.  

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