BCBSM will be waiving early medication refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications, consistent with the member’s benefit plan. Photo by iStock
An insurance provider is making accommodations to its members amid the COVID-19 crisis.
To comply with Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s “Stay Home, Stay Safe” executive order, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network expanded access to its members to receive their medications safely.
BCBSM will be waiving early medication refill limits on 30-day prescription maintenance medications, consistent with the member’s benefit plan. The insurance company also is encouraging members to use the 90-day mail order, if available.
“We appreciate the governor’s leadership on expanding prescription drug access,” said Daniel J. Loepp, president and CEO of BCBSM. “It’s especially critical to enable people to have 90-day supplies. Given the importance of social distancing to combatting the spread of this virus, it’s helpful for people to not have to go to the pharmacy for refills as often.”
Blue Cross is offering flexibility for members who encounter shortages or access issues. If that occurs, patients will not be liable for additional charges that stem from obtaining a nonpreferred medication for COVID-19 treatment.