Amazon Affords Prime Consumers a $5/month Prescription Plan

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Will a prescription plan by Amazon Prime retain current members and appeal to new ones? That’s the query after Amazon rolled out an non-obligatory $5/month plan to make drugs extra inexpensive – and make prescription achievement extra handy.

Introduced right this moment, RxPass is on the market completely for Prime members and supplies drugs that deal with over 80 widespread situations, together with hypertension, anxiousness, and acid reflux disorder.

In accordance with the announcement, “With RxPass, Prime members can obtain all of their eligible drugs for one flat, low month-to-month payment of $5, and have them delivered freed from cost. There aren’t any hidden charges and no markups to the $5 per thirty days subscription. RxPass is on the market beginning right this moment in most U.S. states.”

And in response to a FAQ on the Amazon company weblog put up introducing this system, “With RxPass, clients don’t want to make use of their insurance coverage in any respect. It’s a easy flat payment—$5 a month—and it’s added to their month-to-month Prime membership. For different medicine wants, Amazon Pharmacy accepts most insurance coverage.”

Nevertheless, “clients who’re enrolled in Medicare, Medicaid, or some other authorities well being care program will be unable to enroll in RxPass” – however they’ll use their authorities insurance coverage to fill prescriptions at Amazon Pharmacy.

Amazon stated pharmacists are readily available 24/7 to coordinate with clients’ medical doctors and assist with refills.

Prime prices $14.99 per thirty days or $139 per 12 months, and Tuesday’s press launch features a laundry listing of advantages past what it was first identified for – free, quick delivery on thousands and thousands of products.

Ina Steiner

Ina Steiner
Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. She’s a broadly cited authority on market promoting and is creator of “Flip eBay Knowledge Into {Dollars}” (McGraw-Hill 2006). Her weblog was featured within the ebook, “Running a blog Heroes” (Wiley 2008). She is a member of the On-line Information Affiliation (Sep 2005 – current) and Investigative Reporters and Editors (Mar 2006 – current). Observe her on Twitter at @ecommercebytes and ship information tricks to ina@ecommercebytes.com. See disclosure at EcommerceBytes.com/disclosure/.