Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Free Greenies Sample!


I had such a frustrating day yesterday on the phone fighting with my insurance company. HIP NY really set me over the edge when they tried to charge me $150 for generic prescription when the brand name was $90. I called to ask why they weren't covering the generic and the rep had no real good answer. How frustrating! The most annoying thing however is that there is apparently a new law in New York State that says that pharmacies are required to give you the generic version of medicine if there is one available, regardless if your insurance covers the generic. Isn't that a silly law? They must give it to you, even if it costs you more than brand name. How is that a good idea? I asked the pharmacy to not give me the generic but they said they weren't allowed to give me the brand name. I asked them why since my prescription was written for brand name and they said that the doctor needs to put "DAW" - "Dispense As Written" on the form in order for only brand name be fulfilled. Usually generic saves people money, but not with backwards HIP NY insurance. When I spoke to HIP they said, go back to the pharmacy and insist on the brand name. I said to her, if that worked the first time, do you think I'd be calling HIP customer service? Gee whiz! I ended up slamming the phone on the lady and calling my doctor to call the pharmacy. US Healthcare, its such a sham!!

The only good news that came across my desk yesterday is this freebie from Greenies.
Our cats LOVE Greenies so much. We just received an email from the company letting us know that there is a new free sample to promote their new GREENIES® PILL POCKETS® treats. These treats are so cool, on the website it says "they have a built-in pocket that’s perfect for hiding a pill or liquid medication, and how they are the innovative way to give your pet his daily dose of medicine." We are so excited by these new treats that we wanted to share it with all of our bloggie friends.

Sign up for a free sample here.

http://www.greenies.com/en_us/freesample/pillpockets.aspx

I can't wait to try it on the cats. If they are as good as the other kind of Greenies, they will love it.

15 comments:

Ana said...

A treat with a built-in-pocket for medication? How cool is that! I have to look for that once we are in Germany, must make life a lot easier!

Daisy said...

Thanks for the link to the Greenies pill pockets. We ordered some and my Mommie will take them to the shelter!

Bounce, Lucy and Trixie said...

Pill pockets are great for medicine. We use them sometimes when Bounce won't take his pills.

Pecos Blue said...

I will check it out.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

What a bunch of generic garbage! That law makes absolutely no sense!

Camie's Kitties said...

We signed up to get some last week. We are hoping they come soon. We should be getting our greenies samples any day now too.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody, Camie and Miss Jade

Gus, Louie and Callie said...

That sounds like a cool idea..

Big Sloppy Kisses
Gus, Louie and Callie

Cat Street Boyz said...

Wow...freebies! THANKS for the info=^Y^=Tinker

JB's Big World said...

I just got my sample of Greenies but have not tried them yet. They were not pill pockets though, just the regular ones.
--JB

Willow said...

Thanks for letting us know about those Greenies! Free samples are wonderful!

Purrrrrrs, Willow

Joe Stains said...

You want me to send a box of poo to those insurance jerks??

Boy said...

That's just so awesome! I wish I could twy them! We don't get them here though.

jenianddean said...

Perfect timing for that link as Mom and Dad need to find a way to get Josie to take some lysine. Thanks!
--Jasper

Sunny's Mommy said...

Dealing with health insurance can be very frustrating. I'm glad you had one bright spot in your day :-)

mum of critters said...

Well I'm glad after that you did get some good news :-) Sheesh

Thank you for passing it on - I foster for ridgebackrescue.org and will be passing it on to all the good folks at the rescue too

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