I got my Medicare card five years ago when I turned 65 and chose Cigna as my supplemental insurance for prescription drugs.
I’ve stayed with Cigna ever since, but recently decided to review my coverage to see if there’s a better deal out there.
BMW riding friend Charlie Parsons, a retired pharmacist, recommended a woman who works in an insurance agency in Paragould and I consulted with her earlier this week.
She determined an outfit named Wellcare offers a better deal and will save me about $190 in annual premiums.
I tried to sign up with them yesterday morning, but their systems were on the fritz. I called back this morning and spent a tedious half-hour answering questions over and over until it developed that I can only use pharmacies from their preferred list.
And Sam’s Club is not on their list.
The Jonesboro Sam’s Club pharmacy is the friendliest, most efficient and competent pharmacy I have ever dealt with and I’d rather pay more for my insurance that suffer the indignity and inconvenience of going somewhere else.
I’m sticking with Cigna.