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CVS Caremark and Walgreens Announce New Network Pharmacy Agreement

By June 21, 2010 Health

Effective June 18, 2010, Walgreens and CVS Caremark have come to terms on a new agreement that will keep Walgreens in the CVS Caremark retail pharmacy network. The joint press release announcing this agreement can be viewed on the Caremark website.
Below is a list of commonly asked questions regarding this new agreement between CVS Caremark and Walgreens and what it means to BlueCross members.
Q. Does this mean that I can still fill my prescriptions at Walgreens?

A. Yes. Walgreens retail pharmacies will be not dropped from the CVS Caremark retail pharmacy network on July 9, 2010, as previously reported.
BlueCross members can continue to fill prescriptions at any Walgreens retail pharmacies, as well as the other 64,000 pharmacies in the CVS Caremark national network.
Q. What should I do if I have already transferred my prescription to another pharmacy?

A. You can leave your existing pr

escription transfers at your new pharmacy or you are welcome to transfer the prescription back to your local participating Walgreens pharmacy.
Q. Will I have to pay more for prescriptions at Walgreens because of this new agreement?

A. No. As long as you fill your prescription at an in-network pharmacy, your regular copayment or coinsurance will not change. There are over 64,000 pharmacies in the CVS Caremark national network for you to choose from.
Q. What if I use home delivery to fill my prescriptions?

A. You can continue to use home delivery to fill your prescriptions, or use any of the pharmacies in the CVS Caremark national network, including Walgreens. However, check with your employers’ benefits administrator or call BlueCross Customer Service at the phone number on your BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee member ID card to determine your specific plan details.