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Friday, February 1, 2013

Vacation Override

If you're going on vacation and in need of an early refill, the pharmacy can call the insurance company for a vacation override.  With this override, you'll pay the normal co-payment.  If your insurance plan doesn't offer overrides, you may pay cash for non-control medications.

6 comments:

  1. This is a suggestion I can appreciate. Traveling with elderly parents and trying to keep up w/something important as meds can be difficult. I will keep this in mind while planning our next summer vacation.

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  2. I Don't know how I missed this blog - this is most helpful. My husband is battling cancer so we have to travel to Houston every 12 weeks to go to MD Anderson and we are there for a few days so I'm always trying to plan our trips around appointments, work and I have to make sure he has all the meds he needs before we go. Although we cannot call it a vacation, it is a trip away from home so I need to keep this tidbit in mind. Thanks for the helpful tip!

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  3. Hello Sherry, if I remember correctly you are a Walgreens customer. There are Walgreens Drug Stores through out the United States, which makes it easier to get refills and new prescriptions filled. A Walgreens in Georgia will see the same information as a Walgreens in Louisiana. There is no need for a vacation over ride if you are traveling to a state where there is a Walgreens. I hope this helps!

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  4. Wow. Thanks for this fabulous Vacation Rx Override Tip. And, Kudos to Walgreens Drug Stores for making it so much easier for its customers who travel. Getting Rx's filled early and taking extra medication along to avoid hassles while traveling can often lead to other issues, like lost medications which are difficult to replace.

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  5. This is helpful information. Are there any limitations to this though? I would probably let my mom know about this so she can get a refill without having to worry about running out or get back in time just so she can get a refill. Thanks for posting. :)

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