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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 4/30/2014.

Medical Prescription Plans

Company\Website

Deductible

Membership Cost

Copays
(30 day supply)

Extended purchase discounts

Sign up

Mobile App

 

CVS Caremark

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 ($30, $105, or $180) Benefits enrollment Yes

 

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)
90 day discount ($30, $105, or $180) Benefits enrollment 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)
90 day discount ($30, $105, or $180) Benefits enrollment No

National Discount Programs

Company\Website

Deductible

Membership Cost

Copays
(30 day supply)

Extended purchase discounts

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costco

Costco

0 Free with Costco
membership
($55-$110)
Savings between 2%-40%.
Use "Medications List" Link
Savings between 2%-40%.
Use "Medications List" Link
In person Yes

 

cvs

CVS

0 $15 Annual per person Discount on 30 day prescriptions, but best
deal is for 90 days.
$11.99 for 90 days Online, in person Yes

heb

HEB

0 $5 Lifetime family $4 Generics $10 for 90 days Online, in person No

sams

Sam's Club

0 Free with Sam's
membership
($45 - $100)
$4 Generics $10 for 90 days In person Yes

target

Target

0 $10 Lifetime for family  $4 Generics $10 for 90 days In person Yes

walgreens

Walgreens

0 $20 individual or
$35 family per year
Tier 1: $5 
Tier 2: $10 
Tier 3: $15
Tier 1: $10 
Tier 2: $20 
Tier 3: $35
Online, in person 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

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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