Louisville-based health insurer Humana Inc. has updated its MyHumana Mobile application and mobile website to include prescription drug pricing.
The upgrade makes it possible for customers to compare prescription drug costs at multiple pharmacies, Humana’s RightSource home-delivery pharmacy and RightSource Specialty pharmacy before they buy, as well as look at available alternatives, according to a news release.
“Traditionally we have sent members messages after they purchased a prescription when a lower-cost alternative was available,” William Fleming, vice president, Humana Pharmacy SolutionsSM, stated in the release.
“Now, this price information can be looked up by members while at the doctor so that a lower-cost alternative can be considered before the prescription is written or to help the member find the best price for the prescription,” Fleming said.
This is the first of numerous new mobile functions for prescriptions, according to the release.
The free MyHumana app and Humana’s mobile website also feature a mobile member information tool that shows users 0details about their health plan including their Member ID card information.
Humana’s “health and well-being” app allows members to check their medical and pharmacy claim status and details.
The app also enables users to search for docs’ provider credentials, affiliations, phone numbers, driving directions and maps, according to the release.
The mobile spending account viewer displays recent activity and current balance details for people using spending accounts, such as Health Savings Accounts.