Walgreens - Generic Plan Problems
LAS VEGAS, NORTH CAROLINA -- My insurance is Blue Cross and it is good on scrips. I also use the Walgreens plan as a back up in case I need a scrip and insurance is not paying for some reason. example: when I lose a scrip traveling, leave it in a hotel bath etc, I can [I thought] get a generic refill at Walgreens, and not pay the "regular" price when insurance does not cover as "too early" refill. well, not so. Walgreens generic plan USES an authorized time plan calendar to approve any refill on the plan. if one is too early for Blue Cross, you are too early for Walgreens as well. YOU WILL PAY THE regular price for the generic drugs such as $180 NOT $10 for the fill. My advice, keep scrips at a low generic supplier such as CVS and do NOT put your insurance on with the back up.
Also, even though your doctor will give you a 90 day or 120 day fill scrip on such as heart meds, Walgreens will NOT fill on that basis IF you have insurance. They will do 30 days to get the co pay from you, and the full money from the insurance when insurance ONLY pays for 30 days. You end up paying more, TO WALGREENS, than if a generic fill, AND your insurance company ends up paying WAY MORE TO WALGREENS. They rip you and the insurance company off.
I have been a loyal Walgreens customer for 15 years, and fill 9 scrips a month, with 3 of them "proprietary" non generic. I am moving them all to other pharmacies. This is a CORPORATE policy, not one of the local outlet.
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