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What is SingleCare?

Cropped SingleCare logo By | May 7, 2019

Nearly 30 million Americans were uninsured in 2017, according to the U.S. Census Bureau—and a recent Gallup poll reveals that the number has only risen since. The percentage of uninsured people in the U.S. is up by almost 14%. Add to that the number of underinsured individuals (people who are insured but have high deductibles and high out-of-pocket expenses relative to their income) and you’re left with an ever-growing need for affordable healthcare options. That’s where SingleCare comes in.

No matter your insurance status, we believe that you should be able to get the best price possible for your prescription medication. And we want to help you do just that with our free pharmacy savings card. It’s that simple. Since 2014, we’ve helped millions of Americans save billions on their prescriptions.

How do I sign up? All you have to do is sign up (for free!) on our website. You can text the card to yourself or print it immediately, but a copy will also be mailed to you within three to four weeks. And don’t worry: Your SingleCare card is and always will be completely free to you.

How do I use it? Whether you text or print your card or wait for the hard copy, all three versions can be used at the pharmacy. Our card can be used by anyone—regardless of insurance status; however, it can’t be used with your insurance card. So if you have insurance that covers prescriptions, you should compare our prices with your co-pay. If you don’t have insurance, you should compare our price with the out-of-pocket (or cash) price. When you’re at the drug store counter, you can ask the pharmacist to ring up both options for you to determine what’s best, or you can check prices at singlecare.com first.

How do I compare prices? If you visit singlecare.com/rx, it’s easy to check the cost of your prescriptions. First enter your location, then type in your prescription name (our system will suggest drug names as you type). Once you’re on a drug page, you’ll need to select your specific dose and quantity. Then you’ll see various pharmacies and your best discounted pricing options. There will be times when your insurance will offer a lower price, while there will be times SingleCare offers the lowest price on the market. That’s why we encourage our members to compare all options and choose the one that saves the most.

Where can I use my card? SingleCare can be used at major pharmacies including CVS, Walmart, Kroger, Walgreens, Target, Longs Drugs, Fry’s, Kroger, Rite Aid, and Duane Reade. You can see which pharmacies we offer discounts for if you search for your FDA-approved prescription medications at singlecare.com.

What’s the catch? There is no catch! SingleCare doesn’t work like other discounts cards. Pharmacies have partnerships with pharmacy benefit managers, also known as PBMs; our competitors partner with PBMs in order to be accepted at these pharmacies. We partner directly with pharmacies, which allows us to offer lower prices. By eliminating the “middleman” (the PBM), we can cut costs for the pharmacy and you! Now, we do receive a small fee from our pharmacy partners whenever a patient uses SingleCare to save—but that’s how we can be a free service to consumers. Pharmacies choose to do business with us because we keep our business practices transparent, our prices consistent, and we help bring customers to their pharmacy.

Where do I go with more questions? We’re here to help whenever you need it! Find us on Facebook, or give us a call at 1-844-234-3057.