Well, I guess that this does impact me after all. Shoppers will no longer accept my Blue Cross card, starting next week. I’m not really sure if this is just a publicity thing and one of them will blink at the 11th hour or not, but I think that it’s time for me to move my prescriptions to somewhere closer. I noticed on the drive home last night, that Guardian Drugs has a large sign proclaiming “We Accept All Blue Cross Plans”, so I think that I’ll move to them. I gave up my Shoppers Optimum card to my ex, so I don’t even have that to lure me into the store now. The last remaining tie to Shoppers is my post office box, and I’ve been contemplating closing that. It’s such a pain to change mailing addresses, though. I still haven’t made up my mind on that one.
This is a pretty big change. I know quite a few people who regularly go to Shoppers and have Blue Cross. I guess that you can still go there if you’re willing to pay upfront and go through the reimbursement process… I’ve done that before, and no thanks.