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Forums » Health » Medicare & Insurance » Walgreens dropping customers - ALL TriCare & ESI Coverage as of January 1, 2012 will end!
Re: Walgreens dropping customers - ALL TriCare & ESI Coverage as of January 1, 2012 will end!
posted at January 23, 2012 6:22 PM EST
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In Response to Re: Walgreens dropping customers - ALL TriCare & ESI Coverage as of January 1, 2012 will end!:
As a side note, I moved another of my prescriptions from Walgreens to Costco because there was about a $100 difference in what they would charge my insurance. In either case I pay a $9 copay. Sent a letter to Walgreens about them requring me to pay an annual fee of $5 instead of just giving me the discount. Mentioned that I was a long time customer and would llikely visit there store less so they will lose other sales also.
Posted by JimR45
I still have to question why if you are eligible for TRICARE prescription benefits you don't use the mail order pharmacy? It saves both you and the DOD money on prescriptions over using a participating pharmacy. That $9 copay at Costco would get you a three month refill from ESI instead of just one month, and the meds would be delivered to your mailbox in a timely manner.
I still use a local pharmacy for one time prescriptions.
I've been using the ESI contract pharmacy for many years now and have never had any problems.