(Closed) insurance won’t cover ANY birth control?

posted 9 years ago in Wellness
Post # 17
1774 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Many pharmacies have birth control pills cheap- Krogers has trinessa for $9/month.

Post # 18
384 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2017

I never had really good insurance so I have always use to go planned parenthood or used the clinic on campus. 

Post # 19
9 posts
  • Wedding: October 2012

Try Planned Parent Hood. I have my own insurance policy and I was paying nearly 80 dollars a month for my Nuvaring. I called and asked what I could get it for through them and I now pay 75 dollars for a three month supply. Still not cheap, but totaly worth it.

Post # 20
2999 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

$200 for 3 months is about right since its about $75 a month for nuvaring. Are you on a high deductible plan? That would make it so there is no perscription coverage. If thats the case, your dad may have an HSA that your employer contributes to. He could also be contributing to it (pretax). That money can be used for perscriptions, bandaids, eyeglasses, anything health related. The amount of money one can save is outrageous. Normally, this plan is picked if you don’t visit the doctor often.

You can go to PP even with insurance. I used to and it saved me tons!

Post # 21
2085 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012 - Pippin Hill Farm & Vineyards

I’ve definitely heard of insurance companies not covering contraception…but covering the little blue pill for men (not mentioning the brand because it seems to attract spammers…starts with a V).

Post # 22
858 posts
Busy bee

I dont know what kind of bc you are on but I get mine for 9 bucks at Walmart without insurance  so you might want to look into that until you get things figured out with the insurance

Post # 23
3716 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: City, State

My old insurance was like that. They wouldn’t cover it for a non-contraceptives medical reason. It was clear I was not taking them for pregnancy prevention (heck, a nun wrote the prescription), but the insurance wouldn’t pay and I couldn’t get them at the campus pharmacy. Plus, the students without a medical purpose for taking them couldn’t get a prescription at all on campus (the only place our insurance covered non-emergency visits). I feel your pain!

Post # 25
1109 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

I work for a Catholic hospital and our insurance doesn’t cover any birth control. You should be eligible for low cost BC at a clinic or planned parenthood, are there any in your area?

Post # 26
543 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

I’m still on my parent’s insurance, and they won’t cover my birth control either because I’m not the policy holder or spouse. I’m on the generic pill Aviane now, and it only cost me $24.99 a month.  If the insurance covered it, it would be $4. I would try the health department or Planned Parenthood.

Post # 27
2977 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

Ugh wow that’s expensive to say the least. When I was on my dad’s insurance, Kariva (generic Mircette) was 2 dollars and some change every month! When I grew too old to be on his insurance, my new insurance didn’t cover it and I ended up paying 50 dollars each month for it. 

Once I had a better plan it ended up being 8 bucks a month, so yes, some insurance covers it while some insurance doesn’t. Thank goodness for Obama’s plan, right? Better to cover contraceptives than the cost of millions of unplanned pregnancies. Or you could just not have sex, ever (ha ha ha!).  


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