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How to save money on insulin at the Optum Store

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This lifesaving medication can be costly. But now you can save big on insulin through the Optum Store

Amy Levato

By Amy Levato

Are you living with Type 1 diabetes? You’re not alone: More than 37 million Americans have this chronic health condition, according to the American Diabetes Association. And insulin is a vital part of your treatment plan. This lifesaving medication replaces the insulin your body doesn’t produce.

You likely take a combination of insulins to keep your blood sugar in check. But it can be tough on your wallet, because insulin is expensive. That’s why the Optum Store has launched an affordability program for people without insurance. We want to help you save money on insulin.

“Customers who qualify can get all of their prescribed Sanofi insulin for $35 per month on the Optum Store,” says Josh Bartelme. He’s a product director at the Optum Store. Even better: If you order a 90-day supply, you get free shipping.

And you can do this in just 3 easy steps. Ready to learn more?

Step 1: Find your insulin

Head to the Optum Store and search for your low-cost insulin. Right now, a handful of insulin brands are available. “But we are actively working to expand the insulin affordability program,” says Bartelme. “We’re also working to include other medications outside of insulin.”

Here are the insulins you can purchase through the Optum Store now:

  • Admelog®
  • Toujeo®
  • Toujeo Max®
  • Lantus®
  • Insulin glargine
  • Apidra®

Are you spending too much on medication? You might be surprised at what you can save on prescription medications at the Optum Store.

Step 2: Find out if you’re eligible

You’ll take a quick questionnaire to see if you’re eligible for the program. You can be part of the program if:

  • You’re 18 or older
  • You’re a resident of the U.S., Puerto Rico, Guam or the U.S. Virgin Islands
  • You don’t have insurance (this means you can’t already be enrolled in a private plan through your job or a federally funded health care plan)

Once your answers are approved, the program will be added to your Optum account.

Step 3: Transfer your prescription

Finish the prescription transfer process. You can do this by simply clicking the button at the bottom of your screen. Then you can check out.

“Our team will work behind the scenes to get your insulin order set up and sent right to your door,” says Bartelme. No need to drive to your pharmacy.

Other ways to save money

Would you rather stick with your own pharmacy? There’s a solution for you, too. Head to the website Teaming Up for Diabetes, where you can get a discount card. And you can use it at a retail pharmacy. Call the number on the back of your card to find out if your pharmacy is on the list.

But with the Optum Store, you can look forward to low-cost insulin and other great benefits that save you time and money, such as:

  • Upfront prices
  • Setting up auto-refill for your insulin
  • Transferring other medications to the online pharmacy
  • Purchasing your other diabetic supplies

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Find all your health essentials at the Optum Store

We carry a range of HSA- and FSA-eligible products, including over-the-counter medications, medical devices and more. And you can have it all delivered to your door. 

Additional source
Diabetes statistic: American Diabetes Association (2022). “Statistics about diabetes”