Walgreens Prescription Savings Club - January Special
As you may have heard, the negotiations between Walgreens and Express Scripts did not go through for a new contract and as a result, Walgreens is no longer part of Express Scripts’ pharmacy provider network as of Jan. 1, 2012. This was not the decision of Walgreens but rather a decision on the part of Express Scripts, which is now unfortunately forcing people with certain insurance benefits to go elsewhere to use their in-network pharmacy benefits. This does not affect everyone - only people with certain prescription insurance plans are impacted; You can check at your local Walgreens pharmacy or look at the back of your insurance card - if it says Express Scripts, you may be affected.
Fortunately, I wasn't affected however this did affect my sister because of her insurance plan and she was very upset to have to switch from Walgreens as we are both loyal Walgreens pharmacy customers. Walgreens is making an effort to minimize the inconvenience for people like my sister who now have to switch pharmacies.
Among their efforts, Walgreens has offered a special discount on annual membership for its Prescription Savings Club. An individual can join the Prescription Savings Club at Walgreens during a special January promotion for only $5, or $10 for a family membership, and receive savings on more than 8,000 brand name and all generic medications. More than 400 generics are available with a three-month supply for less than $1 a week. Regular annual membership is $20 for an individual and $35 for a family.
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