Jacksonville, Fla.-based health insurer Florida Blue has actually picked Amazon Pharmacy as its sole home delivery company for its commercially insured members beginning Jan. 1, 2023.
Florida Blue’s two million plus members in its specific and company group strategies, including Florida Blue-related health insurance Truli for Health, will get complimentary home delivery on typical prescription medications through Amazon Pharmacy. The service was provided to self-insured employers previously this year.
The health insurance provider’s members can log into their existing Amazon account to purchase medication. They’ll have access to drugs for typical conditions, such as high cholesterol, diabetes, high blood pressure and anxiety. Amazon Pharmacy will be readily available to address customers’ concerns regarding their medication.
THE LARGER TREND
Amazon obtained virtual drug store PillPack in 2018 and launched its own store, Amazon Pharmacy, about two years later.
Previously this year, Amazon Drug store announced partnerships with Blue Cross Blue Shield prepares in five states and pharmacy benefit manager Prime Rehabs to offer a prescription discount savings card. Florida Blue was among the health plan partners.
Amazon has actually been broadening its ambitions in the healthcare space. In July, the tech and retail huge revealed it had actually signed a definitive arrangement to obtain hybrid primary care service provider One Medical for roughly $3.9 billion.
However, in August, Amazon revealed it would be closing down its Amazon Care virtual offering for employers at the end of the year. Neil Lindsay, senior vice president of Amazon Health Providers, said Amazon Care wasn’t a “complete sufficient offering” for its enterprise customers.