As prescription drug prices continue to climb, BCBS companies are working to ensure that members get the medication they need at a cost they can afford.
Insurance benefits COVER MORE THAN 98 PERCENT of prescription drug costs for people who need more than $100,000 in medicines per year.
Source: Express Scripts. “Super Spending: U.S. Trends in High-Cost Medication Use.” May 2015.
The average COST OF GENERIC DRUGS IS 80-85 PERCENT LOWER than the brand-name product.
Source: Food and Drug Administration. “Facts About Generic Drugs.” June 2015.
After insurance coverage, the average out-of-pocket cost for a person who purchases prescription drugs is $12 A MONTH.
Source: The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. “New Analysis Finds Out-of-Pocket Prescription Drug Spending Decreasing on Average, But More People Spending in Excess of $1,000 a Year.” October 2016.