Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia Temporarily Adjusts Pharmacy Guidelines for Members Impacted by Hurricane Irma

ATLANTA--()--Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia (BCBSGa) today announced temporary revised pharmacy guidelines to help members who are directly impacted by Hurricane Irma.

The revised guidelines will help BCBSGa members who are affected by the hurricane access needed prescription drugs by allowing them to have medications refilled at any pharmacy. These adjusted pharmacy guidelines are effective immediately and will remain in effect through October 11, 2017 (unless extended).

Additionally, the BCBSGa Foundation has partnered with the American Red Cross, as a $1 million-level member of the Annual Disaster Giving Program, to support impacted residents. All associate donations to both the American Red Cross and the company’s employee assistance fund will be matched by the BCBSGa Foundation at 100 percent.

The BCBSGa Foundation last week awarded a $75,000 grant to AmeriCares to support its Emergency Response Partner Program (AERP), which provides medicine, medical supplies and mental health services to those experiencing disaster-related trauma.

These adjusted pharmacy guidelines do not apply to Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage and Federal Employees Health Benefits Program. Members of those plans have specific guidelines. For additional questions, members should call the phone number on the back of their membership card.

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. and Blue Cross Blue Shield Healthcare Plan of Georgia, Inc. are independent licensees of the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association. The Blue Cross Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Additional information about Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia, Inc. is available at www.bcbsga.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at @BCBSofGA_News or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/AskBCBSGa.

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia
Debbie Diamond, Public Relations Director
404.277.4570
debbie.diamond@anthem.com

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Release Summary

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Georgia announces revised pharmacy guidelines and other measures to help members directly impacted by Hurricane Irma.

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