The new year brings about many new changes. Including healthcare and insurance differences.
For the past year Walgreens has negotiated with Express Scripts for a new contract to continue as part of it's pharmacy provider network. Those negotiations were unsuccessful and the contract expired December 31, 2011. You might be asking yourself how or why does this impact me?
Well...this is forcing Walgreens pharmacy patients to go elsewhere to use their in-network pharmacy benefits. I recently encountered this problem. I attempted to fill a prescription for myself and was informed that my insurance wouldn't help to cover any of the expense since I was using a Walgreens pharmacy. I was referred to another pharmacy in town that does recognize my insurance but doesn't have the conveniences of Walgreens such as the longer hours or the drive through window.
Does this affect you? If you have an insurance that is covered by Express Scripts you may finding yourself another pharmacy to get your prescriptions filled. You can read more information here...
But, not to worry! Walgreen's is offering a special discount on their annual membership for it's Prescription Savings Club. For $10.00 you can sign up for the club and receive discount prices on prescriptions for you and your family, including pets. You also can save more on generic and brand name medications, discounts on flu shots, diabetic supplies, bonuses when you purchase Walgreens brand products and photofinishing services. You can find out more about this great club here.
I hope you are and will have a Fantaboulous Day!!!
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