As of July 2015, plans that count Walgreens among their preferred pharmacies, according to Walgreens.com, include AARP MedicareRx; Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois, Montana, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Texas; CareMore; and Humana, among others. As a preferred pharmacy, Walgreens charges no copayment for tier 1 generic prescription medications on some plans.Continue Reading
For other plans, Walgreens pharmacies may still be able to offer lower copays because of its preferred pharmacy network status with Medicare Part D plan partners, as its website explains. Medicare Part D is a prescription drug plan for individuals age 65 or older who also have Medicare Part A, Part B or both. While enrollment is only open during certain period, Walgreens.com explains that individuals can still enroll if they are about to turn 65, have lost coverage, are about to retire or have a qualifying disability.
Each Medicare prescription coverage plan, or Part D, has its own tiered list of medicines that it covers, according to Medicare.gov. The tier in which a drug is listed affects that drug's cost to the consumer, but exceptions are possible. By the beginning of 2016, Medicare.gov indicates that individuals covered by Medicare Part D must make sure that their prescribing medical professional is enrolled in Medicare for coverage to continue.Learn more about Health Insurance