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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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    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.
    98 days ago
    OH, not a fun thing to deal with on vacation. Hope everything works out and that it isn't too bad on the pocketbook.
    99 days ago
    so sorry this happened but in the future I can see looking back on it as a 'fishy' Rx story!
    99 days ago
    emoticon That is what I would look like after that! LOL emoticon
    99 days ago
    Glad all got resolved. Hope the cost wasn't too bad.
    99 days ago
    Lol! Sorry for the frustration, but I'm glad you finally got your medicine.
    99 days ago
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