CVS & Walgreen Pharmacies Are Out-of-Network Effective January 1, 2014!

As a reminder, effective January 1, 2014, CVS and Walgreens pharmacies will no longer be in the SMU Health & Wellness Plan pharmacy network administered by Express Scripts. If you currently use CVS or Walgreens to fill your prescription medications, it is time to select a new pharmacy for 2014!

Why is SMU Making This Change?
By removing the CVS and Walgreens pharmacies from the network, other pharmacies have agreed to lower discounted rates. As a result of this change, the University and SMU faculty and staff will save over $1M in prescription costs over the next 3 years.

Which Pharmacies Will Remain in the Network?
There are over 450 in-network retail pharmacies in DFW, including (but not limited to) chains like Costco, Kroger, Sam’s Club, Target, Tom Thumb, and Wal-Mart. In addition, many locally owned independent pharmacies throughout DFW are also included in the network.

How Will You Move Your Prescriptions to a Network Pharmacy?
If you recently used a CVS or Walgreens pharmacy to fill a prescription, you will receive a letter from Express Scripts by early next week, identifying three in-network pharmacies closest to the pharmacy you last used. If you prefer to search for a pharmacy on your own, click here for detailed instructions.

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