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Published: April, 2020; Vol 16, Num 11

 

Inside Rx: Prescription Drug Discount Card Program for the Uninsured and Underinsured

LIUNA General
Secretary-Treasurer
and LHSFNA Labor
Co-Chairman
Armand E. Sabitoni

The Laborers’ Health and Safety Fund of North America (LHSFNA) has partnered with Express Scripts to promote its Inside Rx prescription drug discount card program to the LIUNA community. Express Scripts, in partnership with the LHSFNA, is the pharmacy benefit manager for the LaboreRx coalition. Nineteen LIUNA Health and Welfare Funds currently participate in the LaboreRx coalition.

The Inside Rx prescription drug discount card program is available at no cost to anyone who chooses to participate in the program by downloading a discount card from Express Scripts’ Inside Rx website. The LHSFNA and Express Scripts created this special labor-specific download link for the LIUNA membership community.

We encourage LIUNA members and their families who utilize the discount card program to download the card using our custom, labor-specific link. This will allow the Fund to gauge interest and continue providing health and financial tools to benefit all LIUNA members in the future.

“The LHSFNA is always searching for ways to strengthen or supplement the health care benefits provided to LIUNA members and their families,” says LIUNA General Secretary-Treasurer and LHSFNA Labor Co-Chairman Armand E. Sabitoni. “This program is one example of those efforts, and should help those who find themselves without access to affordable prescription options.”

Consumers using the Inside Rx prescription drug discount card save an average of 37 percent on featured brand name medications and 78 percent on generic medications. Users can access medications from one of 40,000 participating pharmacies, which may include home delivery.

Although the Inside Rx prescription drug discount card program offers generous savings, those with prescription drug coverage through LIUNA Health and Welfare Fund plans are financially better off utilizing their plan coverage for medications.

To participate in the program, download your Inside Rx prescription drug discount card at this link: https://insiderx.com/?source=laborerx.

Because anyone is eligible for the Inside Rx prescription drug discount card program, LIUNA members with active health care coverage should consider mentioning the program to friends and extended family who are uninsured or underinsured. This may be especially appreciated and useful during these uncertain times, since health care coverage is often tied to hours worked. 

No personal identifiable information is collected when downloading or using the prescription drug discount card. The LHSFNA does not receive any financial compensation for promoting the Inside Rx prescription drug discount card program.

[Matthew Brown is the LHSFNA’s Health & Welfare Specialist.]