Company Waives Prescription Refill Rule for Members Affected by Storms and Flooding
MILWAUKEE–Humana Inc. announced today it will allow its commercial and Medicare members in five southwestern Wisconsin counties to obtain early refills of their prescriptions in the wake of devastating thunderstorms and flooding that have struck the region in recent days.
Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle has declared a state of emergency in Crawford, La Crosse, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties following the storms, which dumped record rainfall in places, causing rivers and creeks to flood.
With damage to homes, businesses and property widespread in the area, Humana today has temporarily lifted the normal 30-day restriction on early prescription refills for its commercial and Medicare health plan members in Crawford, La Crosse, Richland, Sauk and Vernon counties over the next three days.
The early-refill waiver on prescriptions is in effect in those counties for all Humana members through August 26, 2007.
Humana is one of Wisconsin’s largest providers of health benefits with more than 400,000 members statewide.
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is one of the nation’s largest publicly traded health benefits companies, with approximately 11.3 million medical members. Humana offers a diversified portfolio of health insurance products and related services – through traditional and consumer-choice plans – to employer groups, government-sponsored plans, and individuals.
Over its 46-year history, Humana has consistently seized opportunities to meet changing customer needs. Today, the company is a leader in consumer engagement, providing guidance that leads to lower costs and a better health plan experience throughout its diversified customer portfolio.
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