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Fish Markets and Pharmacists

Friday, January 08, 2021

Recently, my husband retired and I had to hustle to sign up for Medicare Part B and a supplemental insurance plan. It was a hurried thing, because we were on our way out of state for a month. Arriving at our destination, I realized I would run out of two of my prescriptions before we got back home. As normal, I went to a pharmacy, took in the pill bottles with the prescription details and gave them my new insurance number, etc. I was told it would be an hour, because they'd have to call the pharmacy in my home state. Returning a couple hours later, I was told it would be up to 24 hours. Then I got a call from the pharmacist. Through a glitch in the system, I had coverage that started on January 1, 2021, and ended on that same day. I texted the insurance agent to straighten things out, then called my supplemental insurance company to get a vacation override. They wanted to see the prescriptions. I didn't have a paper copy, nor the time to obtain one and fax it to them. No problem: the doctor would give the insurance company (who now will send my prescriptions through the mail) all my info and call the pharmacy here to straighten things out. I put the doctor's secretary on speaker phone and started looking through my recent calls to give them the phone number. There were two in a row for this city, so I gave her the first one. Then I realized I had given her the phone number for Walt's Fish Market where we got carry out last night! We had a laugh, then figured out the correct number. This is exhausting! I still have to pick up the scrips and hope the cost isn't exorbitant.
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  • MILPAM3
    Went to the pharmacy four times in three days. Bless her heart, the assistant was on the phone, trying to get someone to answer her twice yesterday afternoon: 45 minutes on hold the first time, 40 minutes the second. And she got cut off both times! Everything is resolved and they were $7.15 each. Not too bad, but with the old insurance sometimes they were free.
    54 days ago
  • LECATES
    OH, not a fun thing to deal with on vacation. Hope everything works out and that it isn't too bad on the pocketbook.
    55 days ago
  • PATRICIAAK
    so sorry this happened but in the future I can see looking back on it as a 'fishy' Rx story!
    55 days ago
  • CHRISTINEBWD
    emoticon That is what I would look like after that! LOL emoticon
    56 days ago
  • HAPPYDAZ1
    Glad all got resolved. Hope the cost wasn't too bad.
    56 days ago
  • GODSBEST
    Lol! Sorry for the frustration, but I'm glad you finally got your medicine.
    56 days ago
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