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Prescription Plan Comparison

Finding the best cost for your prescription drug needs can be overwhelming. To help you be an educated consumer and find the lowest cost options, we have created a comparison chart. You can see information about your prescription drug benefit plan through Texas State, several national discount programs, and local pharmacies.

You can save money by:

  • Requesting generic drugs when available,
  • Filling maintenance medications in a 3-month supply, and
  • Comparing prices between your medical plan prescription drug coverage and the various discount programs.

This chart is a tool intended for employees to find the best price for prescription drug purchases. Texas State University does not have any connection to or endorsement of the companies listed on this page. This information was last updated 2018.

Medical Prescription Plans

Company\Website

Deductible

Membership Cost

Copays
(30 day supply)

Extended purchase discounts

Mobile App

 

HealthSelect

$50 per covered
participant per plan
year (9/1 - 8/31)
Included with Medical

Tier 1: $10
Tier 2: $35 
Tier 3: $60

(higher cost for
maintenance drug)

90 day discount

Tier 1: $30
Tier 2: $105 
Tier 3: $180

Yes

Consumer Directed HealthSelect/OptumRx

$2,100 per individual & $4,200 per family (combined medical and pharmacy expenses – 1/1–12/31) Included with Medical

20% coinsurance after the annual deductible is met

20% coinsurance after the annual deductible is met No

 

Community First

Community First

$50 per covered
participant per plan
year (9/1 - 8/31)
Included with Medical Tier 1: $10
Tier 2: $35 
Tier 3: $60

(higher cost for
maintenance drug)
None No

scott and white

Scott & White

$50 per covered
participant per plan
year (9/1 - 8/31)
Included with Medical Tier 1: $10
Tier 2: $35 
Tier 3: $60

(higher cost for
maintenance drug)
None Yes

Kelsey Care

$50 per covered
participant per plan
year (9/1 - 8/31)

Included with Medical Tier 1: $10
Tier 2: $35 
Tier 3: $60

(higher cost for
maintenance drug)
None No

National Discount Programs

Company\Website

Deductible

Membership Cost

Copays
(30 day supply)

Extended purchase discounts

Mobile App

costco

Costco

0 Free with Costco
membership
($55-$110)
Discount applied at checkout. Discount applied at checkout. Yes

 

cvs

CVS

0 Free Discount applied at checkout. Discount applied at checkout. Yes

heb

HEB

0 Free $4 Generics $10 for 90 days Yes

sams

Sam's Club

0 Free with Sam's
membership
($100)
Some free medications, over 600 $4 or $10 generics. $10 for selected 90-day prescriptions. Yes

walgreens

Walgreens

0 $20 individual or
$35 family per year
Tier 1: $10
Tier 2: $20 
Tier 3: $30
Discount varies depending on type of medication. Yes

walmart

Walmart

0 Free $4 Generics $10 for 90 days Yes

Local Pharmacies

Company\Website

Deductible

Membership Cost

Copays
(30 day supply)

Extended purchase discounts

Mobile App

b&J

B&J Pharmacy

Contact pharmacy: 512.392.3301

  No membership required Competitive generic discounts, contact pharmacy: 512.392.3301   Yes

*please note B&J Pharmacy has recently taken over Thorpe Lane Pharmacy