Bartell Drugs joins Aetna’s Medicare national network of preferred pharmacies

SEATTLE, Wash. and HARTFORD, Conn., 2017-Oct-13 — /EPR Retail News/ — Bartell Drugs and Aetna (NYSE: AET) today (October 11, 2017) announced that Bartell Drugs has joined Aetna’s Medicare national network of preferred pharmacies. Effective January 1, 2018, Aetna Medicare members with drug coverage can fill their prescriptions at lower, preferred copays at any Bartell Drugs in Washington State.

“Our focus on personal customer service, convenience, and well-being is at the heart of our local pharmacy experience,” said Peter Koo, senior vice president of pharmacy for Bartell Drugs. “Joining Aetna’s network of preferred pharmacies will provide Medicare members in Washington with easier access and lower out-of-pocket costs for their prescriptions.”

“Our goal is to make it easy and convenient for our members to get the medications they need to help keep them healthy,” said Gary Culp, vice president for Aetna Medicare. “We admire Bartell Drugs’ 127-year local history and share its commitment to providing exceptional service to our Medicare members in Washington State.”

About Bartell Drugs

Family-owned since 1890, Seattle-based Bartell Drugs is proud of its more than 127-year history based here in the Northwest. Four generations of the Bartell family have continuously focused on the future — and how the drugstore chain can better serve its customers. With exceptional customer service, locally made products and a focus on your overall wellbeing, Bartell Drugs is here to help. Operating 67 locations in King, Snohomish and Pierce counties, it is the nation’s oldest family-owned drugstore chain. For more information on Bartell Drugs, visit www.bartelldrugs.com.

About Aetna
Aetna is one of the nation’s leading diversified health care benefits companies, serving an estimated 44.7 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 and learn about how Aetna is helping to build a healthier world. @AetnaNews

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 PA and Rural ME and Urban IL. 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.

Contact:

Ric Brewer
Bartell Drugs
206.933.9416
Ric.brewer@bartelldrugs.com

Source: Bartell Drugs

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