In October, we wrote to you about contract talks between Express Scripts, the company that manages the drug store network for us, and Walgreens. We’re writing today with an update so that you have the very latest news affecting your clients. Despite ongoing talks, it appears the two parties won’t reach an agreement before the end of the year. Absent a last minute agreement, Walgreens will leave the network on January 1, 2012.
We will send one more mailing to employers by email and to members that have used Walgreens within the last 90 days. This mailing urges members to take action to move their prescriptions to another in-network pharmacy before December 31, 2011.