HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. — Kmart Pharmacy is making a pitch to seniors by spotlighting its status as a preferred pharmacy in a range of Medicare Part D plans.
The Sears Holdings Corp. unit said many Medicare Part D members can now turn to Kmart Pharmacy as their 2017 preferred provider and get sizable savings, including co-payments as low as $1.
In addition to preferred pricing, members can access a team of pharmacists who provide personalized care and trusted advice for their health care needs, including everything from prescription coverage to over-the-counter medicines, noted Kmart, which operates about 500 in-store pharmacies.
Kmart said it’s in the preferred retail pharmacy network for 2017 Part D plans nationwide and in Puerto Rico offered by UnitedHealthcare (AARP MedicareRx Plans), Aetna, Cigna-HealthSpring and SilverScript Insurance Co., among others.
On the Part D page of its website, Kmart also points out that it has partnered with health insurance broker eHealth to help seniors assess their Part D coverage and enroll in plans.
Open enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans, which began Oct. 15, runs until Dec. 7.
“Kmart Pharmacy is central to Sears Holdings’ health and wellness strategy, which expands beyond prescription services to provide both treatment and preventive care,” Kmart Pharmacy president Phil Keough said in a statement. “We are thrilled to offer the added benefit of being a preferred pharmacy and the ability to offer low co-pays to customers enrolled in Medicare Part D plans that offer preferred cost sharing.”
With a Part D plan, seniors also can get coverage for any commercially available vaccine at Kmart, including shingles and pneumonia. A Kmart pharmacist can recommend vaccinations through a free immunization screening.
“Kmart Pharmacy is well-positioned through our pharmacists and techs to help create better outcomes for our pharmacy members and payor partners by driving medication adherence and persistency via face-to-face counseling and intervention,” Keough added.