A new feature on
helps members comparison shop for medications. The prescription shopping tool is one of the first of its kind to identify what a member will pay out-of-pocket and what the health plan will pay for medications at nearby pharmacies. The information is personalized and combines real-time prices with the consumer's specific plan.
"Making health care more affordable is a top priority for us. This tool makes it easier for members to see and compare prices which can help lower the cost of their care," said Scott Schnuckle, senior vice president, pharmacy and business development at HealthPartners. "In addition, studies show that the cost of medication is a top reason why up to 50 percent of prescriptions are not filled or are not taken as prescribed. This tool will help remove that barrier to better health."