KEASBEY, N.J. & HARTFORD, Conn. — ShopRite and Aetna (NYSE: AET) today announced ShopRite has joined Aetna's national network of preferred pharmacies. Effective immediately, Aetna Medicare members with drug coverage can fill their prescriptions at preferred copay levels at any ShopRite pharmacy. That means Aetna Medicare customers can get their prescriptions at low, preferred cost shares while they shop at ShopRite pharmacies.
"ShopRite is excited to become a preferred provider for Aetna with the ability to offer Aetna Medicare Part D members prescription copays as low as $1 on some medications. We know affordable prescriptions and the convenience of one-stop shopping for groceries and pharmacy needs is important to our customers," said Karen Meleta, a spokeswoman for ShopRite.
"We want our members to take the medications their doctors prescribe. Our goal is to make that as easy and convenient as possible," said Nancy Cocozza, president of Aetna's Medicare business. "Whether our members participate in a stand-alone prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, they can save money and time by filling their prescriptions while they shop."
A total of 222 ShopRite stores in six states offer in-store pharmacies. And the ShopRite Pharmacy App allows customers to request refills and manage prescriptions online. These stores also provide customers with immunizations, prescription diabetes medication at no extra cost, and specialty pharmacy services to help patients manage complex medication regimens. Many ShopRite stores also offer customers consultations and counseling with registered retail dietitians at no extra cost.
ShopRite is the registered trademark of Wakefern Food Corp., a retailer-owned cooperative based in Keasbey, NJ, and the largest supermarket cooperative in the United States. With more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets located throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, ShopRite serves more than six million customers each week. Through its Partners In Caring program, ShopRite is dedicated to fighting hunger in the communities it serves, and has donated $43 million to 2,100 worthy charities and food banks since the program began in 1999. As a title sponsor of the ShopRite LPGA Classic Presented by Acer, ShopRite has raised nearly $30 million for local organizations, hospitals and community groups. For more information, please visit www.shoprite.com.
Aetna is one of the nation's leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 46.7 million people with information and resources to help them make better informed decisions about their health care. Aetna offers a broad range of traditional, voluntary and consumer-directed health insurance products and related services, including medical, pharmacy, dental, behavioral health, group life and disability plans, and medical management capabilities, Medicaid health care management services, workers' compensation administrative services and health information technology products and services. Aetna's customers include employer groups, individuals, college students, part-time and hourly workers, health plans, health care providers, governmental units, government-sponsored plans, labor groups and expatriates. For more information, see www.aetna.com.
Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Other pharmacies are available in our network. Members who get "Extra Help" are not required to fill prescriptions at preferred network pharmacies in order to get Low Income Subsidy (LIS) copays. The formulary and/or pharmacy network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. Aetna Medicare's pharmacy network offers limited access to pharmacies with preferred cost sharing in: Suburban NY and Rural UT, AR and NY The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use. For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including pharmacies with preferred cost sharing, members please call the number on your ID card, non-members please call 1-855-338-7027 (TTY: 711) or consult the online pharmacy directory at http://www.aetnamedicare.com/pharmacyhelp. See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.
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