Plan offers low monthly premium and prescription copayments as low as $1
Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP) Provides Affordable Prescriptions to Seniors and Other Medicare Beneficiaries
Humana Corporate CommunicationsAlex Kepnes, 502-580-2990orWalmart Media RelationsPhone: 1-800-331-0085
Annual enrollment begins today for 2013 Medicare plans and (NYSE: HUM) and Walmart (NYSE: WMT) will once again help beneficiaries afford their prescriptions. The Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan, which has grown by more than 50 percent over the past year and has nearly 1.5 million Medicare beneficiaries currently enrolled, features:
“Walmart has helped nearly one and a half million seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries save money on their medications so they can ultimately live healthier lives,” said John Agwunobi, M.D., president of Walmart’s Health and Wellness Division. “We pioneered a low-cost, national Medicare Part D program with Humana two years ago, which continues to offer one of the lowest premiums available. This year, we have joined additional plans as a preferred pharmacy as well, allowing us to provide our affordable prescription services to more seniors than ever before.”
“As one of the leading health benefits and Medicare companies, Humana is helping Americans navigate the changing landscape of health care,” said William Fleming, Pharm. D., president of Humana Pharmacy Solutions. “By working with Walmart – a leader in cost savings – we’re enabling seniors and people with disabilities to better afford their medications.”
Medicare Part D is the prescription drug program supported by the federal government. According to the ,nearly 20 million people are currently enrolled in a stand-alone Part D plan. Based on ,there are 40.2 million people 65 years and older, representing 13 percent of the total U.S. population.
“With so many options based on where you live and what prescriptions you need, selecting a Medicare Part D plan can be overwhelming,” said Alexis Abramson, Ph.D, a gerontologist and leading advocate for health and wellness issues affecting baby boomers and seniors. “Programs such as the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan provide an affordable solution for all qualified Medicare beneficiaries – whether they live in Boise or Chicago.”
Annual enrollment for 2013 Medicare plans runs from Oct. 15, 2012 – Dec. 7, 2012. For more information on the Humana Walmart-Preferred Rx Plan (PDP), please visit or humana-medicare.com. Beneficiaries can also call Humana toll free at 1-800-899-0441 (TTY: 711). Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. The online resources feature plan finder tools to compare Medicare Part D options.
Walmart’s role as a preferred pharmacy on many Medicare Part D plans builds on the retailer’s ongoing commitment to save its customers money on their pharmacy purchases. For example, in 2006 Walmart introduced a $4 prescription program that has saved customers more than on their prescriptions.
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A stand-alone prescription drug plan with a Medicare contract. Other pharmacies are available in our network. The benefit information provided is a brief summary, not a complete description of benefits. For more information contact the plan. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, pharmacy network, premium and co-payments may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Medicare Part B premium. Medicare beneficiaries may enroll in the plan only during specific times of the year. Contact Humana for more information. If you are a member of a qualified State Pharmaceutical Assistance Program, please contact the Program to verify that the mail order pharmacy will coordinate with that Program.
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