Posted: 08/08/2013

Choosing & Affording Your Contraceptive Prescription

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In 2012, this first week of August marked the implementation of one of Obamacare’s most popular and controversial provisions: an insurers mandate to cover women’s health services, including birth control.

Birth control specifically, which was covered by some but not all insurers prior to this mandate, was commonly neglected by young women for budget reasons, in exchange for less reliable contraceptive techniques.

But, with this change, according to ThinkProgress.org, “an estimated 27 million women are currently benefiting from Obamacare’s…services… contraceptive care, HPV vaccinations, mammograms, STD screening and domestic violence counseling.”

However – insurers still have the flexibility to determine which generic and/or brand name contraceptives the company will cover. This means that your insurer might solely cover a certain contraceptive type, dosage, hormone level or brand that does not fit your needs.

That’s where we come in.

At HelpRx we’ve helped our coupon and cardholders save hundreds of thousands of dollars on contraceptives. Listed below are 10 of the most popular birth controls that yield the highest savings for our users.

When choosing a brand or generic form of birth control, it’s important to consider the different levels of estrogen, progestin and androgen. These varying potencies will administer different side effects which may include (but are not limited to) acne, depression, weight gain, and soreness.

For example, if you begin experiencing skin problems due to a higher estrogen level from your selected brand, try switching to Yasmin or Ortho-Cyclen.

Between your physician and easily-found online communities, such as Contraception.About.Com, you’ll be sure to find the right brand for you.

1. Loestrin 24 Fe
2. Nuvaring
3. Lo Loestrin Fe
4. Ortho Tri-Cyclen Lo
5. Ortho Evra
6. Beyaz
7. Generess Fe
8. Ortho Tri-Cyclen
9.Cryselle-28
10. Yaz

By HelpRx Staff Writer

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HelpRx.info is staffed by experts in the prescription medication industry. Get the latest health, medical news and pharmaceutical news that can save you money and allow you to take charge of your healthcare. With frequent updates about the prescription drug industry as well as medicine news, you'll gain an insider look into the industry and learn more about how to get the best price on your prescriptions while not sacrificing quality. Subscribe to the HelpRx.info pharmacy blog through our RSS feed or get updates by liking HelpRx.info on Facebook and following HelpRx.info on Twitter.

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Our discounts provide you access to negotiated prices on your prescription drugs at your local pharmacy. We can provide these because we're partnered with OptumRx, a BIG pharmacy benefit provider that provides prescription coverage for MILLIONS of people like you.

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Get your Prescription Discount Card and automatically SAVE on over 50,000 drugs nationwide.

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About the HelpRx.info Blog

HelpRx.info is staffed by experts in the prescription medication industry. Get the latest health, medical news and pharmaceutical news that can save you money and allow you to take charge of your healthcare. With frequent updates about the prescription drug industry as well as medicine news, you'll gain an insider look into the industry and learn more about how to get the best price on your prescriptions while not sacrificing quality. Subscribe to the HelpRx.info pharmacy blog through our RSS feed or get updates by liking HelpRx.info on Facebook and following HelpRx.info on Twitter.

About HelpRx

Our discounts provide you access to negotiated prices on your prescription drugs at your local pharmacy. We can provide these because we're partnered with OptumRx, a BIG pharmacy benefit provider that provides prescription coverage for MILLIONS of people like you.

About ScriptRelief

Script Relief, the creator of the NPSN card and HelpRx discounts, helps consumers save an average of 50%, and up to 75%, off their prescriptions.

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About Our Savings:

HelpRx.info is a discount pharmacy service, partnered with a leading pharmacy benefit manager. We negotiate lower prices on prescription medications, that we pass on to our members for free. There is no cost to use our cards and coupon, and anyone can take advantage of our discounts, regardless of healthcare coverage.

Our savings assurance of “up to 75% off” comes from historical data from actual claims. This data includes savings for both brand name and generic medications.