A new Blue Cross and Blue Shield prescription policy may cause supermarket pharmacies to lose customers who are federal retirees. As of Jan. 1, federal retirees enrolled in Blue Cross/Blue Shield's Service Benefit Plan, Standard Option/Medicare Part B, are required to pay 20% of the preferred provider allowance for drugs purchased at in-network retail pharmacies. They also have to pay 40%, up from 20%, of the retail cost for prescriptions bought at nonpreferred pharmacies. Most supermarkets ...

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