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Editor: Elizabeth A. Bejoian
The MTA Advantage is published three times a year as
a supplement to MTA Today by MTA Benefits, Inc.
There are lots of ways that Americans can purchase health care, but most of them are really complicated. Premiums. Coverage
limitations. Exclusions. Deductibles. Confusing
bills. The list goes on and on.
Despite efforts by insurance companies to make
your coverage sound simple, does anyone really
know how much it costs to see a doctor? How
often have you been told that your visit is covered
by your insurance, only to receive letters in the
mail months later with follow-up bills?
On top of that, the cost of prescriptions written
during these visits can add up quickly. SingleCare
is a smart way to connect you with the medication
you need at an affordable price.
SingleCare memberships are free and give
cardholders instant access to prescription savings
of up to 80 percent. SingleCare negotiates
lower prices with pharmacies due to bulk buying
power and then passes the savings along to
Do you already have insurance? The cost of your
prescriptions through SingleCare may be lower
than the cost under your insurance.
Because SingleCare is not an insurance company, there is no insurance paperwork to fill out. You
receive instant access to deep discounts on thousands of prescription medications at more than
35,000 pharmacies nationwide, including CVS, Target, Longs Drugs, Walmart, Kroger, Fry's, Harris
Teeter, Walgreens, Duane Reade and many more.
Using a SingleCare prescription savings card
couldn’t be easier.
• Look up a drug price or see if your pharmacy
accepts SingleCare by searching for your
prescription at the top of www.singlecare.com/mta.
You can also search for your prescription on the
SingleCare app, available on both Android and
• After you’ve located your preferred pharmacy,
bring your SingleCare card to the pharmacy and
ask the pharmacist to process your prescription
using the BIN and PCN numbers found on
• Save up to 80 percent every time you purchase
a prescription. It’s really that easy!
Cards are preactivated and ready to use. Cardholders save an average of $150 annually, and cards can be
used for every member of a cardholder’s family!
SingleCare wants to keep the focus on what really matters — leading a healthy life affordably. To learn
more, visit the Health & Wellness section of mtabenefits.com.
Support your fellow MTA members’ businesses
The MTA Benefits website has an entire
discount category dedicated to member
authors. But did you know that many members
own independent businesses — and that they
offer MTA member discounts?
For fitness enthusiasts, YogaAnita in Devens
offers MTA members a first class for free.
The Karate Center in Worcester waives its $75
annual membership fee and allows members
one month of free lessons — with your family
member paying half-price. Huan’s Tai Chi at
the YWCA in Cambridge offers a trial month of
unlimited classes for just $20. That’s a 60
MTA members know how to have fun. There
are five member-owned businesses in the
recreation category. At Connemara Bay Fishing
Charters in Gloucester, MTA members and their
families save 10 percent on fishing or lobster
trips and get a 10 percent discount on a two-hour
cruise that includes a full clambake. Frayed Knot
Sailing Charters in Manchester-by-the-Sea gives
MTA members a 10 percent discount on the
posted rate for any charter. Looking to get away?
Visit The Loft House at Moose Pond in
Bridgton, Maine, and save 10 percent on a rental,
no matter the season. If you’re searching for the
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