Re: [IPp] insurance issues- does anybody know anything about Costco pharmacy's tax id number?
Unfortunately, we can't do mail order in my plan. I sat down at the
end of last year and compared the two plans that we have to choose
from and after several telephone conversations realized that BCBS
theoretically would be less expensive. Everything else has gone well,
but the supplies have been ridiculous to deal with.
The thing I don't understand is that I can't possibly be the first
person to be buying diabetes supplies and it is not like I am buying
them from a random pharmacy. Yet, every new customer service
representative that I talk to seems confused as to what I am talking
about. Or a couple of times I have gotten no guidance and they have
this "oh well" attitude. I love getting sent on all of these missions
yet I call back and am told "no, that't not what we were looking for"
Well, if they know what they are looking for then why don't they call?
Oh, somebody asked me what test strips we were getting and they are bd
test strips and accuvue aviva test strips.
On 4/10/07, email @ redacted <email @ redacted> wrote:
> I had this years ago when we had BCBS for my oldest son. His dad was also a
> govt. worker (a fireman, not like real govt. but that is what they are listed
> as) so his covereage was as basic as you can get. We had to pay out of pocket
> for a while until one day a nice rep told us about the mail program and we
> through the providers that they had and we would get three months at one time
> and saved a bundle of $$$. If I can remember correctly I was paying out of
> pocket for the strips, lancets, ketone strips and for a month it was close to
> $550 (with the insulin, needles covered) and when we went mail order it was
> for the entire order for three months!! It has gotten a bit higher since but
> plan has changed. So if nothing else look into that and you won't have to
> in line or waste to much time on the phone!!!
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