If you are like most doctors, you have patients who become noncompliant because they cannot afford their medications. As drug costs soar, the problem has increased, but there are solutions. One of those you should be aware of is the Indiana Drug Card.
You may have patients in your practice who could benefit from this program, which has no enrollment, no restrictions or exclusions, no claim forms and is FREE to all Hoosiers. No personal information is sold, shared or distributed by this program.
ISMA Reports first told you about the Indiana Drug Card program in the Dec. 15, 2014, issue.
What is the Indiana Drug Card?
Indiana Drug Card is a free statewide discount prescription assistance program launched to help uninsured and underinsured residents afford their prescriptions.
Who is eligible to participate in the program?
Every resident of Indiana is eligible to receive a FREE prescription drug card.
How do Hoosiers get an Indiana Drug Card?
Hoosiers can download a free card, search drug pricing and locate participating pharmacies by visiting the Indiana Drug Card website. CVS/pharmacy is the preferred pharmacy for the Indiana Drug Card. Anyone not able to access the website, or otherwise obtain a member card, can visit any CVS/pharmacy in Indiana to have their prescription processed through the program. Indiana residents can also obtain cards at various health centers, hospitals, clinics, businesses and other card distribution sites set up across the state. The cards are accepted at more than 56,000 pharmacies across the country.
How can Indiana Drug Card provide free cards to residents?
This statewide prescription assistance program is made possible and funded through the support of pharmacies and pharmaceutical companies.
Can this program be used by people who have insurance with prescription benefits?
This program was launched to help uninsured people afford their prescriptions. However, people with insurance can also use the Indiana Drug Card to get a discount on medications not covered by their insurance (non-covered drugs).
What types of discounts can you expect when using this card?
Average savings are about 30 percent with savings on some medications as high as 75-plus percent.
What prescriptions are discounted with this program?
The program has an “open formulary,” which means brand and generic medications are eligible for a discount through this program.
If you have questions or need assistance, call (317) 650-7447 or email them.