This is a Sponsored post written by me on behalf of Walgreens for SocialSpark. All opinions are 100% mine.
I get my prescriptions from Walgreen's... Do you??
Over the last year Walgreens has been trying to renew a contract with Express Scripts as their pharmacy provider network. Unfortunately both parties could not agree to a contract so Walgreens and Express Script no longer have a partnership as of January 1, 2012. Express Scripts is essentially just the middle man yet many people will be affected.
Many patients have had to find a pharmacy in-network so a big disruption in services has occurred to many individuals. WHAT A HEAD ACHE. Many patients are angry since some will have to travel farther to pick up their medications or some are unhappy to have to search for a new pharmacy.
Does this affect you?
Many people have gone to the same pharmacy to see the same pharmacist for years and have a great relationship, who would want to change that. Walgreens announced a comprehensive national effort to make this transition as smooth as possible and hopes to keep all patients business. The only people impacted are people who's insurance plans are managed by Express Scripts and you can ask your pharmacist if that is you or check the back of your prescription card and if it say's "Express Scripts" you are most likely affected.
What is Walgreen's offering now??
In order to minimize the confusion and upsetting people Walgreens is offering a special discount on annual memberships for its Walgreens Prescription Savings Club. During January an individual will only pay $5 ($15 savings), a family membership is $10 ($25 savings)and you will receive savings on more than 8000 brand name and all generic medications.
You can support Walgreen's and stay up to date with them by following on twitter: Walgreens on Twitter or liking them on Facebook: Walgreens on Facebook.
So go check look at your insurance card. If you are affected go and sign up for the prescription savings club. :)