Transcript: Understanding your pharmacy benefits

When it comes to your health, medications can play an important role. So, it’s good to be in the know about your pharmacy benefits: what they are, how they work and ways they can help you save on costs.


Let’s start by introducing you to the service that UnitedHealthcare uses for all things pharmacy: welcome to OptumRx.

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Whether you’re at home or on the go, OptumRx is designed to help make it easier to manage your medications — and save on them, too.


By using one of our digital tools, like or the UnitedHealthcare app,


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you can find and compare medication costs,

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locate a network pharmacy nearby, manage your home delivery orders,

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and view lower-cost alternatives through the prescription drug list, or PDL.


What’s great about the PDL is that it gives you a list of commonly prescribed medications and lets you know which ones are covered by your plan.


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The PDL also arranges medications by tiers, from typically lower-cost generic drugs on Tier 1 to higher-priced brand name ones on Tier 3. You can use the PDL to discuss lower-cost options with your doctor.

When it comes to filling your prescriptions, there’s a couple more ways to save on costs:

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You can choose to pick up the prescription at a network pharmacy, which typically costs less than an out-of-network one

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or you can choose home delivery and have your prescription shipped directly to you — at no additional cost.


Now that we’ve introduced you to OptumRx, there’s only one thing left to do: look forward to a pharmacy experience designed to be easier for you to use.

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And easier for you to save on prescription costs.

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DISCLAIMERS: [Individual plan coverage and experience may vary by plan.

Insurance coverage provided by or through UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company or its affiliates. Administrative services provided by United HealthCare Services, Inc. or their affiliates.

OptumRx® is an affiliate of UnitedHealthcare.

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