Walgreens and Express Scripts: What You Need to Know

This post brought to you by Walgreens. All opinions are 100% mine.

Health care network provider changes, term changes, etc., are no secret to most of us.  They happen, and many times they’re not fun.  When you’ve gotten used to a certain doctor, office, pharmacy, location, it can be a huge blow to have to rearrange all of that {trust me, I know…}.

If you are an Express Scripts and/or Walgreens customer, you’ve likely heard about the issues potentially facing you and your prescription drugs.  Basically, if you are an Express Scripts customer and have your prescriptions filled at Walgreens, you can no longer have that done as Walgreens is no longer in the Express Scripts network.  You can find more information about this move here.  There’s some great and detailed information that is important for you to know.

A huge number of people that are affected are military personnel.  Tricare, military healthcare, works with Express Scripts.  This means that military personnel who have used Walgreens for their prescription needs can no longer do so and be covered.

Many of you are not at all happy about this either.  More than 250,000 Tricare beneficiaries and supporters have petitioned {in favor of Walgreens} what is happening between Walgreens and Express Scripts.  Many of you enjoy the freedom your Walgreens pharmacy offers you {24 hour service, personal attention, access to a neighborhood pharmacy} and having to change that is a huge headache.

But what can you do?  It’s happened, you have to move on and make a decision in the best interests of your family.

Thankfully, Walgreens has tried to make this as seamless as possible for you.  If you’d prefer to keep them as your pharmacist, you can join the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens.  They’re giving you a deep discount for the month of January: $5 for an individual and $20 for a family.  This is a $15 and $25 savings, respectively.  

If you are upset about what is taking place, you can also contact local media to voice your dissatisfaction.  People that band together to make noise and make a difference are often heard.

You can also follow Walgreens on Twitter and Walgreens on Facebook to stay informed.  If you have been affected, be sure to show your support for Walgreens!

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