CHAPEL HILL, N.C.  – Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) has made it easier for customers to get prescription drug replacements and refills in advance of Tropical Storm Hanna and other Atlantic storms that could affect North Carolina.
Gov. Mike Easley declared a state of emergency Thursday in preparation for Hanna.
Customers across the state can get early prescription refills or replace a lost or destroyed prescription before or after the storm by going to a pharmacy in BCBSNC’s network.  There are some limitations; customers cannot automatically get an early refill or replacement for drugs that require prior BCBSNC approval or when quantities are limited under customers’ policies.
The BCBSNC network includes more than 95 percent of the pharmacies in North Carolina.
“Customer health and safety are our primary concern,” said BCBSNC President and CEO Bob Greczyn. “We are taking these steps to help our customers focus on their most immediate needs as our state prepares for Hanna and other storms.”
About Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina:
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina is a leader in delivering innovative health care products, services and information to more than 3.7 million customers, including approximately 900,000 served on behalf of other Blue Plans. For 75 years, the company has served its customers by offering health insurance at a competitive price and has served the people of North Carolina through 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. Access BCBSNC online at