Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina Allowing Early Prescription Refills in Areas Affected by Hurricane Michael

DURHAM, N.C. – In anticipation of Hurricane Michael affecting parts of North Carolina, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (Blue Cross NC) is allowing early prescription refills to ensure that customers have access to the prescription drugs they need. This action is in effect for the 66 counties under a state of emergency declared today by Gov. Roy Cooper.

“We want those in the affected areas to focus on protecting themselves, their families and their property without additional worries,” Blue Cross NC President and CEO Patrick Conway said. “We have initiated procedures to ensure that our customers can get the medications they need during and after the storm.”

Members with questions about their coverage may contact the customer service number on the back of their Blue Cross NC card. As the storm impacts the state, Blue Cross NC will continue to update customers through the company’s blog at blog.bcbsnc.com/2018/10/hurricane-michael/ and through social media channels.

Effective immediately, early prescription refills are available to customers in the following counties until Gov. Cooper ends the state of emergency declaration:

Alamance, Anson, Beaufort, Bertie, Bladen, Brunswick, Camden, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Chowan, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Davie, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Forsyth, Franklin, Gates, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Halifax, Harnett, Hertford, Hoke, Hyde, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Martin, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Northampton, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pasquotank, Pender, Perquimans, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rockingham, Sampson, Scotland, Stokes, Surry, Tyrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Wilson and Yadkin.

Please remember: Blue Cross NC always advises members to go to the nearest hospital in an emergency.

 

About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina:

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina improves the health and well-being of our customers and communities through innovative health care products, insurance, services and information to more than 3.8 million members, including approximately 1 million served on behalf of other Blue Plans. Since 1933, we have worked to make North Carolina a better place to live through our support of community organizations, programs and events that promote good health. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. Visit Blue Cross online at bluecrossnc.com. All other marks are the property of their respective owners.

 

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