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Harris Teeter enhances savings on generics, health services
October 1st, 2010
CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Harris Teeter has updated its discount generic drug program and launched a savings card for health care services provided through its pharmacies.
The regional food and drug retailer said Thursday that its Generic Prescription Savings Club now offers members additional savings and covers more medications.
When the prescription club was initially launched, Harris Teeter offered a 90-day supply of over 300 generic medications for $9.99. The updated the program now offers members a 30-day supply for $3.99, and the list of eligible generic medications has been expanded to more than 400 items, the supermarket chain said. In addition, members can get up to a 30-day supply of five common generic medications for diabetes free. It costs $4.95 a year to join the club.
Meanwhile, Harris Teeter also launched the yourwellness savings card, which provides program members with savings on such common health care services as eyeglasses, contact lenses, dental cleanings, X-rays, fillings, vitamins, hearing aids, diabetic supplies and prescriptions.
Customers looking to join have a choice of three plans — Bronze, Silver or Platinum — and pay a monthly fee, which varies according to the plan level, as well as a one-time application fee of $3.95.
Yourwellness savings card benefits under the Bronze plan ($4.95 per month) include Aetna Dental Access, Coast to Coast Vision, added retail and mail-order pharmacy benefits, vitamins and diabetic supplies, and hearing and hearing aid products. The Silver plan ($8.95 per month) adds UHS chiropractic, APS telephonic counseling and Allegro durable medical equipment benefits. And the top-end Platinum plan adds travel assistance, doctor consultation (24x7 via phone or e-mail) and CHCS long-term elder care benefits to the Silver plan offerings.
Harris Teeter has 200 supermarkets, including about 130 pharmacies, in North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Maryland, Delaware, Florida and the District of Columbia.