It's insurance season. It seems like we are all dealing with open enrollment. Even if we get insurance through our workplace they usually want us to do something online to select something.

Insurance is a pain to deal with, it really is. I made several changes this past year when a place I worked for got bought out. I had to switch to a new company's insurance for a couple of months even though I knew I was losing that job in the process. Then had to change my insurance to strictly be at my radio job.

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Then my daughter aged out of being on my insurance so we had to figure that out. I am so over the insurance process. From the beginning, my mom told me that regardless of who I have for insurance I should take a look at Good RX. I would roll my eyes and move on. I thought it was going to be too much work to just save a couple of bucks.

Boy, was I wrong. When I finally got frustrated at how much my prescriptions were costing me I gave up. I downloaded the app.

It was a simple process of just adding the drug name and the dosage. Then the app would tell me the price for it at several pharmacies nearby. My blood pressure medicine ended up saving me over eighty dollars. OK, that made me a believer. That savings was over what I was going to pay using my insurance. So like I said insurance or not sometimes it is a lot cheaper using Good RX.

Then my granddaughter got sick last week. She has insurance too. When the doctor called in her medicine and then we got the notification that it was ready. The Walgreens app told me that with her insurance it would cost sixty dollars. So for fun, I decided to check the Good RX app. I could have her meds transferred over to Market Street and it would only cost us eleven dollars.

Oh, and when I picked up her medicines and saw how little medicine she needed I am so glad I checked Good RX. Now it won't always be the cheapest and you may have to transfer to a different pharmacy but for the most part, it really has saved us money.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

So worth the phone call to have it transferred over. When I got to the pharmacy to pick it up all I had to do was show them the coupon code. They did the rest. The pharmacist was actually able to get it knocked down to $5.99. So with a little work, we just saved over fifty-four dollars on one prescription.

credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM
credit: Melissa Bartlett, TSM

So I wished I had listened to my mom sooner. Isn't that the way it always goes? Mom is always right.

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