I don't know how many people this impacts or if everyone is already aware of this...but with my insurance, if I refill certain supplies at the time time as I refill insulin, the supplies (lancets, test strips, needles) are free. This only works though if the insulin is put into the pharmacy system BEFORE the supplies are entered.
This is not noted anywhere in my plan...was just something I stumbled upon. Wish I had known it when my son was dx'd...nine prescriptions and had to pay for all of them. 5 or 6 of them would have been free if they had put the insulin in first.
May not apply to many, but it is worth a shot.