Express Scripts Parachute Rx Administered by Inside Rx
Express Scripts Parachute Rx℠ is an extraordinary prescription discount program for these extraordinary times. It provides Americans who are newly uninsured with access to affordable and predictable prices on select generic and brand-name medications.
Express Scripts Parachute Rx offers deep discounts on some prescription medications, capping costs at $25 for a 30-day supply of generics, and $75 for a 30-day supply of brand-name medications for eligible consumers who pay 100% out of pocket for medications because of their uninsured status. This is not health insurance. Express Scripts created this limited-time program through its close partnerships with manufacturers and retail pharmacies across the country. Parachute Rx is available exclusively from Express Scripts and is administered by Inside Rx, our subsidiary that specializes in prescription drug discount programs for self-paying consumers.
Express Scripts, along with pharmaceutical manufacturers and participating pharmacies across the country, recognize that Americans who are newly unemployed and uninsured face growing concerns that they may no longer be able to afford medications for themselves and their families. We came together to create an extraordinary program for this extraordinary time to help people continue their access to prescription medications that have prices which are more affordable and predictable.
It’s not easy, but we are marshalling every resource available to soften the landing for people who find their lives upended by this pandemic, so they come out the other side healthy and strong.
This is a benevolent program to help people who become uninsured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It is not something that would be sustainable for the participating organizations for the long term. Additionally, we believe our country is experiencing a temporary disruption of work, and that we will rebound quickly when we are able to safely return to normal. Employers will need a healthy workforce returning to them, and we want to do our part to help ensure that happens.
There are two easy ways eligible consumers can take advantage of Express Scripts Parachute Rx:
Go to InsideRx.com/ParachuteRx to check medication prices, choose home delivery and find participating pharmacies near you.
Ask your local pharmacist if Parachute Rx discounts are available for your prescription.
Customer service is available 7 days a week at 877-644-0212.
Most people who use Express Scripts Parachute Rx will be asked to complete an attestation confirming that they have recently lost employment as a result of the pandemic, and are currently without pharmacy coverage.
There is no enrollment fee or commitment required to use the program.
Express Scripts Parachute Rx will be available for a limited time.
In general, any consumer who is uninsured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Customers can find information about additional eligibility requirements, including restrictions that apply for specific brand medications, at InsideRx.com/ParachuteRx.
Anyone with a valid prescription may be eligible to use Parachute Rx. However, restrictions exist for the brand medications included in the program. Consumers who participate in a state or federally funded health care program, such as Medicare, Medicaid, TRICARE or others are not eligible to participate.
Unfortunately, you are not eligible to participate. Federal and state laws prohibit the use of discount programs by people who receive government-provided pharmacy coverage.
This program is designed for customers who are newly uninsured as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. People who have insurance coverage through an employer, or who receive coverage from a government-provided program, including TRICARE, Medicare and Medicaid, are not eligible.
People who are underinsured may use InsideRx.
More than 40 brand-name medications and test strips from companies including Eli Lilly, Astra Zeneca, Bayer, GlaxoSmithKline, Pfizer, Roche Diagnostic, and Sanofi-Aventis are available through Parachute Rx along with thousands of generic medications. The available medications are among the most commonly used medications in the U.S. for conditions such as asthma, diabetes, glaucoma, heart disease, migraine, non-opioid pain management, reproductive health, seizures, and thyroid conditions. Additional medications may be added to the program over time.
A list of participating brand-name medications can be found at insiderx.com/parachuterx.
Our participating partners are digging deep to offer extraordinary discounts for this extraordinary time. Those companies that can help are participating in the program, and we will continue to work with others to add more companies and more medicines to the program. All manufactures are welcome to participate.
Specialty medications are not part of the program at this time.
Eligible consumers can choose to get their medication delivered to their home from the Express Scripts Pharmacy® or at more than 50,000 participating pharmacies, including national chains such as Walgreens, CVS, and Rite-Aid, and thousands of grocers and local community pharmacies.
Prices could vary by pharmacy; however for applicable medications, they will not exceed $25 for a 30-day supply of a generic, or $75 for a 30-day supply of brand-name medication at the participating pharmacies.
Express Scripts Parachute Rx is a limited time program for newly uninsured Americans, and will provide affordable and predictable prices for generics and select brand-name medications. It will be administered by Inside Rx, and as such, the experience for the consumer will be very similar to using the Inside Rx program. However, the cost caps of $25 for a 30-day supply of generics, and $75 for a 30-day supply of brand-name medications, will only be available to eligible Parachute Rx customers while the program is active.
Yes. Consumers can view available medications and then current prices via InsideRx.com/ParachuteRx. Prices cannot be guaranteed and could be different at the point of sale.
Yes. However, the discounts apply to 30-day supplies, and would be pro-rated based on the dispensing quantity. For example, a 60-day supply of a brand-name medication that costs $75 for a 30-day supply would cost $150 for a 60-day supply.
No. When you return to work and gain insurance coverage, your plan’s designated copayments and cost-sharing will apply to your medication. You also will need to ensure the pharmacy you are using is part of your new insurance coverage.
Express Scripts Parachute Rx works independently of other prescription discount program and cannot be combined with any other offers. If you are able to obtain your medication at a lower cost using a different program, then you will need to use that program.
Yes; however, the Parachute Rx pricing will end when the program ends. After the program ends, self-paying customers who wish to continue using the Express Scripts Pharmacy will be offered Inside Rx discounts.
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