WOONSOCKET, R.I., Oct. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), today announced a comprehensive range of health insurance tools, resources and information to help people learn about their health care coverage options and enroll in a Medicare Part D, Health Insurance Marketplace or Medicaid plan that's right for them. Medicare Part D annual enrollment begins October 15, 2015 and runs through December 7, 2015. The enrollment period for Marketplace plans is November 1, 2015 to January 31, 2016.
CVS/pharmacy's enhanced Health Insurance Information Center (www.cvs.com/healthinsurance, or in Spanish at www.cvs.com/segurodesalud) is a one-stop online destination for customers with health insurance questions related to Medicare Part D, Marketplace and Medicaid health coverage. On the website, consumers can easily find information about Medicare Part D coverage options, determine their eligibility, and find and compare Part D plans. They can also use the Health Insurance Marketplace Calculator on the website to get an estimate of their eligibility for subsidies and how much they could spend on health insurance in the Marketplace. An online listing of in-store insurance informational events being held at select CVS/pharmacy locations nationwide is also available.
"Ensuring that consumers can easily access information to help them make choices about health insurance coverage that is right for their individual needs is part of our purpose of helping people on their path to better health," said Josh Flum, executive vice president of pharmacy services at CVS Health. "By providing resources in our stores and on our new comprehensive online Health Insurance Information Center, CVS/pharmacy is making health insurance information available whenever or wherever people choose to access it."
CVS/pharmacy will offer convenient access to local and national health insurance plan materials in both English and Spanish in over 7,500 locations nationwide. In addition, more than 12,000 events will be held in select CVS/pharmacy stores across the country during the open enrollment periods, during which health insurance representatives will be available to provide Medicare Part D and Marketplace plan information directly to consumers.
Health insurance representatives from various Marketplace plans will also participate in select Project Health events. Project Health, CVS/pharmacy's annual free health screening campaign, is being held over the next four months at select CVS/pharmacy stores in multicultural communities across 20 markets.
In addition, Health and Wellness Events will be held at select CVS/pharmacy locations in Los Angeles and New Jersey during the Medicare Part D annual enrollment period and in Atlanta, Dallas, Houston and Indianapolis during the Health Insurance Marketplace enrollment period. These events will provide customers with one-on-one access to health plan representatives, pharmacists, nutritionists and fitness instructors.
CVS/pharmacy, the retail division of CVS Health (NYSE: CVS), is America's leading retail pharmacy with over 7,800 locations. It is the first national pharmacy to end the sale of tobacco and the first pharmacy in the nation to receive the Community Pharmacy accreditation from URAC, the leading health care accreditation organization that establishes quality standards for the health care industry. CVS/pharmacy is reinventing pharmacy to help people on their path to better health by providing the most accessible and personalized expertise, both in its stores and online at CVS.com. General information about CVS/pharmacy and CVS Health is available at www.cvshealth.com.