The companies said Monday Aetna Medicare members with Part D drug coverage can now fill prescriptions at lower, preferred co-payment levels at any ShopRite pharmacy.
Part of the Wakefern Food Corp. retailer-owned cooperative, ShopRite has more than 270 supermarkets — including 222 in-store pharmacies — in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland.
“ShopRite is excited to become a preferred provider for Aetna, with the ability to offer Aetna Medicare Part D members prescription co-pays as low as $1 on some medications,” ShopRite spokeswoman Karen Meleta said in a statement. “We know affordable prescriptions and the convenience of one-stop shopping for groceries and pharmacy needs is important to our customers.”
ShopRite pharmacies also provide immunizations, prescription diabetes medication at no extra cost and specialty pharmacy services to help patients manage complex medication regimens. Many locations, too, offer free consultations and counseling with registered retail dietitians. Patients also can use the ShopRite Pharmacy App to request prescription refills and manage medications online.
“We want our members to take the medications their doctors prescribe. Our goal is to make that as easy and convenient as possible,” stated 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.”