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What I Learned From My $2500 Prescription Mistake

Pay less for prescriptionsThose health insurance plans? Reading the fine print is a good idea.

Our plans recently changed at work, and I chose one with a $2500 deductible and a copay for prescriptions. So I was shocked when I went to refill my Adderall XR prescription and the pharmacy asked if I would prefer the $159 generic instead of the $225 brand name version. Uh, what happened to the $35 I used to pay for brand?

Turns out that prescription copay part doesn’t take effect until after I meet my deductible for the year. Whoops. » Read more

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