This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.
Have you heard about what is going on with Walgreens and Express Scripts? As of January 1st, 2012, Walgreens pharmacies nationwide and Duane Reade pharmacies in the New York City area are no longer apart of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network. This change is due to unresolved contract negotiations between the two companies and will cause unnecessary inconvenience to countless Walgreens pharmacy customers. Individuals who are covered by Express Scripts plans might now be forced to change pharmacies in order to take advantage of in-network pharmacy benefits – and they still might not see significant savings.
Only patients with certain prescription insurance plans managed by Express Scripts are impacted. If you are a Walgreens pharmacy customer, talk with your local Walgreens pharmacist to find out how you might be affected. You can also look at the back of your prescription insurance card – if it has Express Scripts’ name there, you might be affected.
Say you developed a relationship with your Walgreens pharmacist, who knows you by name and is familiar with your distinct needs after years of filling your prescriptions. Maybe you work full time, like I do, and can appreciate the extended hours and drive-up service offered at Walgreens. If you just don’t want to be bothered transferring to a different pharmacy, what can you do? Walgreens understands the trouble that this might cause its customers and is offering a solution to help ease the burden.
Membership in the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens is being offered at a special discounted price for the month of January. Sign up now for only $10/year for families (including your spouse, dependents 22 years old or younger and pets) and $5 for individuals. Membership in this program entitles you to discount prices on prescriptions, savings on over 8,000 brand-name and generic medications, discounts on flu shots, bonuses for purchasing Walgreens brand products, and more.