Frequently Asked Questions
Overview of the pharmacy discount:
Touchstone Energy has over 60,000 pharmacies already signed up and participating. All our members will enjoy reduced rates on prescriptions only at participating pharmacies. Members should compare the discount they get with the card with what they will get from their insurance and of course use whichever one is most advantageous. For those without insurance, the savings can be both welcome and substantial.
How much will I save with the pharmacy discount?
The discounts save you 10% to 60% on prescriptions at over 60,000 pharmacies nationwide. Find participating pharmacies in your area at www.connections.coop/bemc and select the Prescription and Healthy Savings tab or banner.
Does everyone in my family need an individual card?
No, one card may be used by the entire family. You receive one full-size card and two key fobs.
How is the pharmacy discount different from traditional prescription insurance?
The plan is not insurance; it is a pharmacy discount offer. The card provides immediate discounts on prescriptions at the pharmacy. Upon presenting your card to the pharmacist, you will pay the lower of a discounted price or the pharmacy’s regular retail price. There are no forms to fill out and no limit to the number of times you use the card. These discounts are only available at participating retail pharmacies.
Can my Co-op Connections card be used with my current insurance benefit to reduce my costs?
No, it cannot be used in conjunction with insurance, but the cost may be less with the card than with your insurance, so be sure to have the pharmacist compare. However, use your card to purchase prescriptions not covered by your insurance plans at a discounted rate.
Can I find out the discounted price of my prescriptions before going to the pharmacy?
Yes. If you know the name, strength and quantity of the medication, you can visit www.rxpricequotes.com.
2012 - HEALTHY SAVINGS DISCOUNTS ADDED FOR DENTAL, VISION, HEARING, CHIROPRACTIC AND LAB TESTS & IMAGING SERVICES ... SEE Q&A for details,
or go to www.connections.coop/bemc
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