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RxSavings-Center - Online Guide and Tutorial

What's this all about?
We designed our Rx-Savings Finder tool to help people like you search for the best prices on prescription drugs. Use the Rx-Savings Finder to find out whether your prescription drugs are covered by one or more discount drug program at local retailers.

Not sure how to use our Rx-Savings Finder tool?
No Problem!Our discount prescription drug information can be used in a number of different ways (including with the Rx-Savings Finder).

Begin by selecting the "RxSavings Drug Discount Center" from the Q1Medicare.com lefthand navigation.

First Step ... Click on the "RxSavings Drug Discount Center" Link on the Left

Begin by clicking on "RxSavings Drug Discount Center" from the left-hand Q1Medicare.com navigation. You will also find links to the Rx-Savings Finder on the Q1Medicare.com Homepage or through Google's site search tool.

Drug Information Disclaimer: Before you go too far, please note that the contents of this website, Q1Medicare.com are provided for informational purposes only and are not meant as a substitute for professional medical or pharmaceutical advice. Please consult your physician or pharmacist if you have any questions about your health or medications.

The RxSavings-Center is Free to Everyone and your Private Information Is Never Shared

The RxSavings Center and the Rx-Savings Finder are available to all people at no cost. We originally designed the RxSavings Center to help the millions of Medicare beneficiaries who have reached the donut hole or coverage gap portion of their Medicare Part D prescription drug plan. However, the RxSavings Center can be used by anyone who wishes to get an overview of national or regional retail discount drug programs. If you have any suggestions of other discount drug programs, please click here to let us know.

Please note your privacy is important to us and we do not share or sell any of your private information with other people.

Select how you wish to search - alphabetically, by discount plan, or by category

Next ... Choose how you wish to seach through the discount drug programs.

After choosing the "RxSavings Drug Discount Center" link from the Q1Medicare.com navigation you will find a listing of all the different ways that you can search the discount drug plans and how to use the Rx-Savings Finder tool.

As noted above, there are a number of different ways to search through the discount drug programs.
  • The simplest way to search may be for you to browse, alphabetically for the name of your medication. If you choose a letter and do not find your medication in the list of drugs, you may want to check the spelling of the drug or, perhaps your medication is not covered by a discount medication program. Click on the medication name if you wish to see more details and which discount drug programs include this medication.
  • You may want to browse all of the medications available from a particular retailer or retail drug discount program. Just click on the retailer who is offering the discount drug program and you can browse alphabetically through the available medications. also search through the complete list of discounted drugs offered by one or more retailers in your area. Click on the medication for more details.
  • You can also browse for your medications through drug usage categories. Drugs are organized by the retail discount drug program into such categories as "Arthritis and Pain" or "Heart Health and Blood Pressure" or "Woman's Health". Again, you can click on the medication name for more details.
  • Finally, we have Rx-Savings Finder, an advanced search for users to select one or more drug usage categories offered by different discount drug programs. Drugs are listed with prices of up to four discount drug programs. You can click on the medication name or on the name of the discount drug program for more details.

Use the alphabetical drug search by selecting the first letter of the prescription drug name.

The Alphabetical Drug Search

The first and simplest way to browse the discount drug plans alphabetically for the name of your medication.

Take a browse through the prescription drugs under your chosen letter. These drugs are all included in one or more retailer discount drug program. For example, if you click here you will see the medications that start with the letter "C". You can click on the medication name and view more details on the medication.

Example of Searching for the drug Potassium Chloride

First, you need to click on the first letter of this drug. So we will click on the letter "P". Now you will see a list of all the drugs that begin with the letter "P" that are covered under one or more discount drug plans.
When we use our mouse to scroll down to the drug "Potassium Chloride", we need only click on the name of the drug and see the details of the discount drug plan or plans. You can click here for an example of the discount coverage of "Potassium Chloride".
You will notice that this drug is covered under several different discount drug programs including those provided by Krogers, Kmart, Wal-Mart, Walgreens, Target, Giant Eagle (from different states), and Schnucks.
The detail shows the retailer's name, the cost for the medication, the strengths and form of the medication, and the drug usage category used by this retailer.

Once you know where you wish to shop, you can search through a list of drugs included in one or more Drug Discount Programs

Searching Through a List of Drugs included in one or more Drug Discount Programs

A favorite way to search for people who know where they wish to shop is to simply search through a list of drugs included in one or more Drug Discount Programs or search the drug list of a specific retailer's drug discount program.

Once you are in one of the lists, the prescription drugs are listed alphabetically within the retailer's drug usage category. At any time, you can click on a drug name for more information.

Browse through the discounted prescription drugs by using the different retailers' Drug Usage Categories.

Searching Through a Drug Usage Category

Another way to search for discounted prescription drugs is by browsing through the different retailers' Drug Usage Categories.

As we note in the "RxSavings Drug Discount Center", the Drug Usage Categories are a convenience provided by the retail discount drug programs. Drug Usage Categories may not duplicate pharmaceutical drug classes or categories. If you have any questions about your prescription drug classification, please consult your pharmacist or physician.

Select the RxSavings-Finder drug usage category and and compare up to four plans

The RxSavings-Finder Search and Comparison Tool

If you decide to compare different retail plans in your area by drug category, then you may want to use the more advanced features of our Rx-Savings Finder. First, let's follow some steps Where to begin?

The Rx-Savings Finder requires that you select up to 3 drug usage categories and up to 4 retailer discount prescription drug programs to compare. You choose your categories and programs by clicking in the box to the left of the desired category/program.

Now click the "search" button below the programs. A chart will appear with the discount programs across the top and the prescription drugs, sorted alphabetically within category down the side. The word "Yes" will appear across from the drug name, under each program which covers that particular drug.

To review program details such as pricing, drug strengths, drug form, and any program stipulations, click on the drug name. You will be take to a detail page for this particular drug which shows all of the details for every retailer discount prescription drug program which is currently in our database.

The drug detail page also contains a link to more drug details such as drug interactions, side effects, and alternatives.

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Tips & Disclaimers
  • The Medicare Advantage and Medicare Part D prescription drug plan data on our site comes directly from Medicare and is subject to change.
  • Medicare has neither reviewed nor endorsed the information on our site.
  • We provide our Q1Medicare.com site for educational purposes and strive to present unbiased and accurate information. However, Q1Medicare is not intended as a substitute for your lawyer, doctor, healthcare provider, financial advisor, or pharmacist. For more information on your Medicare coverage, please be sure to seek legal, medical, pharmaceutical, or financial advice from a licensed professional or telephone Medicare at 1-800-633-4227.
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  • Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, provider network, premium and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Our PDP-Compare.com and MA-Compare.com provide highlights of annual plan benefit changes.
  • The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan.
  • Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply.
  • We make every effort to show all available Medicare Part D or Medicare Advantage plans in your service area. However, since our data is provided by Medicare, it is possible that this may not be a complete listing of plans available in your service area. For a complete listing please contact 1-800-MEDICARE (TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048), 24 hours a day/7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov.
  • When enrolling in a Medicare Advantage plan, you must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium.
  • Medicare beneficiaries with higher incomes may be required to pay both a Medicare Part B and Medicare Part D Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA). Read more on IRMAA.
  • Medicare Advantage plans that include prescription drug coverage (MAPDs) are considered Medicare Part D plans and members with higher incomes may be subject to the Medicare Part D Income Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA), just as members in stand-alone Part D plans. In certain situations, you can appeal IRMAA.
  • You must be enrolled in both Medicare Part A and Part B to enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan. Members may enroll in a Medicare Advantage plan only during specific times of the year. Contact the Medicare plan for more information.
  • If you are enrolled in a Medicare plan with Part D prescription drug coverage, you may be eligible for financial Extra Help to assist with the payment of your prescription drug premiums and drug purchases. To see if you qualify for Extra Help, call: 1-800-MEDICARE (1-800-633-4227). TTY users should call 1-877-486-2048, 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week or consult www.medicare.gov; the Social Security Office at 1-800-772-1213 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday. TTY users should call, 1-800-325-0778; or your state Medicaid Office.
  • Medicare evaluates plans based on a 5-Star rating system. Star Ratings are calculated each year and may change from one year to the next.
  • A Medicare Advantage Private Fee-for-Service plan (PFFS) is not a Medicare supplement plan. Providers who do not contract with the plan are not required to see you except in an emergency.
  • Disclaimer for Institutional Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who meets the Skilled Nursing Facility (SNF) level of care and resides in a nursing home.
  • Disclaimer for Dual Eligible (Medicare/Medicaid) Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone who has both Medical Assistance from the State and Medicare. Premiums, co-pays, co-insurance, and deductibles may vary based on the level of Extra Help you receive. Please contact the plan for further details.
  • Disclaimer for Chronic Condition Special Needs Plan (SNP): This plan is available to anyone with Medicare who has been diagnosed with the plan specific Chronic Condition.
  • Medicare MSA Plans combine a high deductible Medicare Advantage Plan and a trust or custodial savings account (as defined and/or approved by the IRS). The plan deposits money from Medicare into the account. You can use this money to pay for your health care costs, but only Medicare-covered expenses count toward your deductible. The amount deposited is usually less than your deductible amount, so you generally have to pay out-of-pocket before your coverage begins.
  • Medicare MSA Plans do not cover prescription drugs. If you join a Medicare MSA Plan, you can also join any separate (stand-alone) Medicare Part D prescription drug plan
  • There are additional restrictions to join an MSA plan, and enrollment is generally for a full calendar year unless you meet certain exceptions. Those who disenroll during the calendar year will owe a portion of the account deposit back to the plan. Contact the plan provider for additional information.
  • Medicare beneficiaries may enroll through the CMS Medicare Online Enrollment Center located at www.medicare.gov.
  • Medicare beneficiaries can file a complaint with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services by calling 1-800-MEDICARE 24 hours a day/7 days or using the medicare.gov site. Beneficiaries can appoint a representative by submitting CMS Form-1696.