DURHAM, N.C. – In anticipation of the winter storm affecting 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 entire state under a state of emergency declared today by Gov. Roy Cooper.

“Those in the affected areas should 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 winter storm.”

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

Effective immediately, early prescription refills are available to customers in all 100 counties until Gov. Cooper ends the state of emergency declaration.

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


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