NuvaRing (etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol) vaginal ring is a prescription drug that’s used to prevent pregnancy. NuvaRing’s cost may depend on factors such as whether you have health insurance and the pharmacy you use.
The price you pay for NuvaRing can vary. Your cost may depend on your insurance coverage (if you have it) and the pharmacy you use.
To find out how much you’ll pay for NuvaRing, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. Or look below in the next section to learn how much you can save by using an Optum Perks coupon.
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NuvaRing is a brand-name drug that’s also available as the generic drug etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring. A generic contains an exact copy of the active drug in a brand-name medication. A generic is considered just as safe and effective as the original drug but tends to cost less.
To find out how the costs of NuvaRing and etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol vaginal ring compare, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
If you’ve been prescribed NuvaRing and you’re interested in using the generic version instead, talk with your doctor. They may recommend that you use one version instead of the other. You’ll also need to check with your insurance provider, as it may only cover one drug or the other.
Why is there such a cost difference between brand-name drugs and generics?
Years of research and testing are needed to ensure that brand-name drugs are safe and effective. This testing can make the drugs expensive. The manufacturer of a brand-name drug can sell the drug exclusively for up to 20 years. After that, other drugmakers can create generic versions. This competition in the market can lead to lower costs for generics. And because generics have the same active ingredients as brand-name drugs, they don’t need to be studied again. This can also lead to lower generic costs.
If you use NuvaRing long term, you may be able to lower your costs in the following ways:
Look into getting a 90-day supply of your medication. You may be able to get a 90-day supply of NuvaRing if approved by your insurance company. This could reduce your number of trips to the pharmacy and help lower the cost of NuvaRing. If you’re interested in getting a 90-day supply of this drug, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider.
Use a mail-order pharmacy to get your medication. Using a mail-order pharmacy might help lower your cost for NuvaRing. Plus, you could get your medication without leaving home. Some Medicare plans may help cover the cost of mail-order drugs. You may also be able to get a 90-day supply of the drug through mail order. If you don’t have health insurance, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to suggest online pharmacy options that could work for you.
If you need help covering the cost of NuvaRing or understanding your insurance, check out these resources:
On these pages, you can find insurance information, details on drug assistance programs, and links to savings cards and other services.
If you have questions about how to pay for your prescription, talk with your doctor or pharmacist.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about NuvaRing and cost.
What’s the cost of NuvaRing without insurance vs. with insurance?
The cost of NuvaRing without insurance versus with insurance can vary based on several factors.
Some factors that may affect your cost of NuvaRing without insurance include:
- the pharmacy you choose
- the quantity of NuvaRing you receive (such as a 30-day or 90-day supply)
- any savings programs you qualify for
The same factors affect your cost of the drug if you’re paying through insurance. But in addition, your cost with insurance may depend on:
- your individual plan benefits
- any prior authorization requirements for your plan (see the “Prior authorization” section below for more information)
To find out more about your cost with and without insurance, check with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider (if you have one).
Whether you have insurance or not, you can visit Optum Perks* to get price estimates for NuvaRing when you use coupons from the site. It’s important to note that Optum Perks coupons cannot be used with any insurance copays or benefits.
* Optum Perks is a sister site of Healthline.
How does the cost of NuvaRing compare with that of similar drugs, such as Annovera or EluRyng?
NuvaRing, segesterone acetate/ethinyl estradiol (Annovera), and etonogestrel/ethinyl estradiol (EluRyng) are all vaginal rings used to prevent pregnancy. The cost of NuvaRing compared with these other drugs may depend on factors such as:
- whether there are any savings programs available for the drug you’re prescribed
- whether you have insurance or are paying out of pocket
- how long your treatment lasts
If you have questions about NuvaRing’s cost compared with the cost of these other drugs, talk with your doctor, pharmacist, or insurance provider. They can share more details on treatment costs based on your specific situation.
If you have insurance, you may need to get prior authorization before your insurance provider will cover NuvaRing. This means your insurer and your doctor will discuss NuvaRing in regard to your treatment. Then the insurance company will determine whether the drug is covered. If NuvaRing requires prior authorization and you don’t receive it before you start treatment, you could pay the full cost of the drug.
Be sure to ask your insurance company whether NuvaRing requires prior authorization.
If you still have questions about the cost of NuvaRing, talk with your doctor or pharmacist. They may be able to give you a better idea of what you’ll pay for this drug. But if you have health insurance, you’ll need to talk with your insurance provider to learn the actual cost you’d pay for NuvaRing.
Examples of questions you may want to ask your doctor or insurance provider include:
- How does the cost for NuvaRing compare with the generic version?
- What are my options if I can’t afford NuvaRing?
- How does NuvaRing’s cost compare with the cost of birth control pills?
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