January 16, 2019
Walmart likely to leave CVS Caremark pharmacy network
Human Resources has been notified that Walmart plans to leave the CVS Caremark pharmacy benefit management commercial and managed Medicaid retail pharmacy networks. CVS Caremark has requested that Walmart continue to fill prescriptions as an in-network participating pharmacy through April 30 and is awaiting a response on the transition period.
CVS Caremark’s priority will be to ensure that members do not have a disruption in therapy and that their transition to a new pharmacy is simple and as convenient as possible. Members affected by this network change will be notified and will have access to information to help them identify nearby in-network pharmacies where they can fill their prescriptions.
Human Resources will keep employees apprised as the situation develops, and resources will be provided to support the potential transition.
This transition does not affect Walmart’s participation in the CVS Caremark Medicare Part D pharmacy network. In addition, Walmart’s Sam’s Club division remains in the CVS Caremark pharmacy networks.