Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona Offers Assistance to Its Members in the Slide Fire Area

PHOENIX, May 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is offering assistance to its members who have been affected by the Slide Fire in northern Arizona.

As part of its emergency response plan, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona is making exceptions to immediately allow for early refills on prescription medications, through the end of June, for insured members who have been affected by the fire.

"We always have our members' best interests in mind, in this case we want to alleviate the concern of worry about their prescription medications," said Rich Boals president and CEO. "Most importantly, our thoughts are with those battling this fire and those impacted by the devastation."

Members who need help with their prescription medication refills during this emergency are encouraged to call the pharmacy benefits number on the back of their I.D. card, if available, or call 866-325-1794.

About Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona 
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona (BCBSAZ), an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, is the largest Arizona-based health insurance company. The not-for-profit company was founded in 1939 and provides health insurance products, services or networks to 1.3 million individuals. With offices in Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson and the East Valley, the company employs more than 1,300 Arizonans. Follow BCBSAZ at or on Twitter at @bcbsaz to get information on health and wellness, a knowledgeable perspective on health insurance reform, and become a part of what we're doing in your community.

SOURCE Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona


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