Most basic Medicare and Medicare Advantage policies don’t cover prescription drug costs, much less delivery. However, if you have additional coverage such as Plan D, you could save money on your prescription drugs and have them delivered to your door.
Some Medicare users don’t have anyone to travel for them or are unable to travel themselves. Luckily, there are ways to receive your medication in the mail with Medicare Advantage and Plan D prescription drug plans. Some pharmacies and providers allow you to reorder medication online and set up a mailing subscription for your medication.
Is There a Limit on Home Delivery Prescription Refills?
If you set up your prescription to refill automatically, you should receive your prescription medication as long as it is prescribed and used. Some pharmacies work closely with healthcare providers and will contact your doctor for permission to refill a prescription. If your prescription is not set to automatically refill, you will have to get direct permission from your doctor in order to refill your prescription. Make sure to speak with your pharmacy and healthcare provider to make sure your prescription medication is set to automatically refill.
Can You Order More than One of a Single Medication?
On a prescription drug mailing subscription, you can generally order more than one order of the same prescription drug, though there are limits. Some pharmacies will allow you to purchase up to three months’ worth of a prescription drug at a time so that you don’t have to constantly reorder or worry about forgetting month to month. Not only is it convenient, but you can also save money by not going into the store and ordering more than one prescription at a time.
To find out if your pharmacy or Medicare provider offers delivery subscription services for prescription medication, make sure to call and ask. Prescription drugs that are not covered under your Medicare may or may not be deliverable. This would be a good question for your pharmacist.
What If You Change Medication?
If you have a medication set to refill automatically that you no longer need or wish to take, contact your healthcare provider and pharmacist. The pharmacist may put the order on hold until they hear from your healthcare provider otherwise. Of course, it’s important not to stop taking any prescribed medication without the expressed permission and awareness of your healthcare provider. All parties should be kept in the loop about your medications so you can stay healthy and safe.
Speak with your insurer about your prescription drug coverage options.