Thursday, January 12, 2012

Walgreens and Prescription Savings

This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.

I am a member of SocialSpark and they have teamed up with Walgreens for this informative blogging event.  I am a Walgreens customer and I know that many of my readers are too so I thought that this information could be useful to some of you.  Also, please continue to read this post if you are military and use Tricare as this information may be helpful to you as well.    

Do you currently get your prescriptions filled at Walgreens?  If so, you may be in for a big change if you use Walgreens and Express Scripts for your prescription needs.  Walgreens knew that their contract was up with Express Scripts on December the 31st, 2011.  They had been working hard to come to an agreement for a new contract and the companies failed to reach a happy medium.  The result in this is that Walgreens is no longer a part of Express Scripts' pharmacy provider network as of January the 1st, 2012.  If you are a patient of the Express Scripts' pharmacy provider network, you  may find  yourself trying to find a new pharmacist and may even have to drive further to a pharmacy who can fill the prescriptions that you need.  To find out if you are effected by this change, please check the back of your prescription insurance card.  If it says Express Scripts on there, you may ask your Walgreens pharmacist if you are directly effected and how they can help you through this change. 

If you are effected by this change, Walgreens is trying to help you by offering you a special discount on their Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens annual membership.  During the month of January, an annual family membership is only $10 and an individual membership is only $5.  The Walgreens Prescription Savings Club Membership offers you savings on over 8,000 brand name and generic medications.   

For more information on these changes you may visit Walgreens at http://www.walgreens.com/pharmacy/psc/psc_overview_page.jsp.   You may also find Walgreens on Twitter and Walgreens on Facebook.

Disclosure:  This is a sponsored post written by me for Walgreens through Socialspark.  The opinions are my own. 

 

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