Walgreens retains network covering almost 3 million lives

NEW YORK — EmblemHealth and Walgreens have reached an agreement that allows EmblemHealth and Connecticare members to continue to have access to the Walgreens pharmacy network in 2012, the companies announced Thursday.

EmblemHealth, through its companies Group Health Incorporated and HIP Health Plan of New York, provides healthcare coverage and administrative services to approximately 2.9 million people, the company said. 

"This agreement ensures that EmblemHealth and Connecticare members will have convenient and timely access to their medications near their homes or when they travel around the country, and is evidence of the commitment Walgreens has in working with health plans and other payers to continue serving our patients and customers," said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens president of pharmacy, health-and-wellness solutions and services.

 

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