Kmart Pharmacy invites Medicare Part D members to be their 2018 preferred pharmacy provider and receive savings in copays

Just in time for open enrollment, the retailer is a preferred pharmacy in many 2018 Medicare Part D plans

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Nov-10 — /EPR Retail News/ — Medicare Part D members can now turn to Kmart Pharmacy as their 2018 preferred provider for pharmaceutical needs and receive substantial savings in their copays. That includes copays as low as $1 when they fill their prescriptions through a preferred network pharmacy such as Kmart Pharmacy.

Members with Medicare Part D are encouraged to enroll in Kmart’s free Pharmacy Rewards program. In addition to preferred pricing, Shop Your Way members who join Pharmacy Rewards can get $5 FREECASH in points every time five prescriptions are filled. Members also receive the benefit of a team of expert pharmacists who provide personalized care and trusted advice for their healthcare needs.

Kmart Pharmacy was recognized by the American Customer Satisfaction Index (ACSI)* as the national leader in drugstore customer satisfaction. In addition to offering advice on prescription coverage and over the counter medications, Kmart pharmacists also utilize helpful tools like eHealth and the Medicare.gov Plan Finder for Medicare Members to help members assess their Part D coverage and enroll in plans.

“Kmart Pharmacy prides itself on offering low-cost copays and extra savings to Medicare-eligible Americans,” said Mike Seesholtz, Head of Kmart Pharmacy. “We remain focused on the overall health and well-being of our members, and strive to give them access to the best discounted prescriptions, an exceptional team of pharmacists, and other health-related benefits to ensure they receive the best quality of care.”

Members can use their Pharmacy Rewards to shop for non-pharmacy merchandise at Kmart and Sears, in-store and online. Some exclusions may apply**. Ask a Kmart pharmacist to assist with signing up, or go online to kmartpharmacy.com/rewards. Complete details are also available on the website.

Kmart Pharmacies are in the preferred retail pharmacy network for 2018 Medicare Part D plans available nationwide and in Puerto Rico.***

With a Medicare Part D plan, members can receive coverage for any commercially available vaccine at Kmart including shingles (herpes zoster) and pneumonia. A Kmart Pharmacist can also suggest immunizations that are appropriate based on a free immunization screening.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. For more information or to find a Kmart Pharmacy near you visit kmartpharmacy.com. To learn more about Medicare Part D or to help you select a plan that’s best for you based on your current prescriptions, visit medicare.gov.

To find a location near you or more information about Kmart Pharmacy, call 1-800-866-0086 or visit kmartpharmacy.com.

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way® members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

*2016 Health and Personal Care Study

**Subject to SYW Pharmacy Rewards program terms and conditions. Points are valid for two weeks once received on the purchase of non-pharmacy merchandise. The maximum number of SYW points a Pharmacy Rewards member may earn is limited to $15 (15,000 points) for an individual transaction, or $75 (75,000 points) annually per member. Offer not valid in LA for controlled substance prescriptions or in AR, NJ, NY, Guam and the Virgin Islands. By accepting Shop Your Way® member benefits and offers, you agree to the Shop Your Way® terms and conditions, available at www.shopyourway.com/terms.

***See a Kmart Pharmacy for details. Some plans may use a limited pharmacy network that does not include Kmart. Kmart pharmacy accepts most Medicare Part D plans and is preferred in many of the top Medicare Part D plans. See your local Kmart pharmacist to learn in which Medicare Part D plans your Kmart Pharmacy participates as a preferred provider. Your cost for some drugs may be less at pharmacies where Kmart does not participate as a preferred provider. Not all Kmart locations have pharmacies. To find the location nearest you visit kmartpharmacy.com.

All Medicare plans comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex. ATTENTION: If you speak a language other than English, free language assistance services are available. Visit the plan’s website or call them directly for more information. ATENCIÓN: Si habla un idioma que no sea inglés, están disponibles servicios gratuitos de asistencia con idiomas. Visite el sitio web del plan o llámeles directamente para obtener más información.  請注意:如果您說英語以外的其他語言,您可以獲得免費的語言協助服務。請造訪計劃網站,或直接致電給他們以查詢詳情。

Media Contacts: 
Larry Costello– Kmart
Larry.Costello@searshc.com
(847) 286-9036

Kelly Evans
Havas/Formula PR
Kevans@havasformula.com
(312) 229 0605

SOURCE: Kmart

Kmart Pharmacy makes epinephrine auto-injectors affordable with new lower price

Kmart Pharmacy makes epinephrine auto-injectors affordable with new lower price

 

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2017-Apr-28 — /EPR Retail News/ — In response to the massive increase in the cost of epinephrine auto-injector pens, Kmart Pharmacy lowered the cost of the generic version of Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector) as low as $0 for commercially insured patients* and $199.99 for cash paying patients per two-pack. People with life-threatening allergies will now have more affordable access to this much- needed device, compared to the cost of $642.69 a pack for EpiPen® and $330 for the Mylan generic version of EpiPen®.

“When the cost of epinephrine skyrocketed, Kmart understood the critical impact it would have on our customers and worked to make access affordable,” said Jennifer Speares Lehman, RPh, Director of Compliance and Administration for Kmart Pharmacy. “As part of our ‘Care Beyond the Counter’ approach, Kmart Pharmacy more deeply connects with our customers on issues that matter to them most. Affordable epinephrine auto-injectors is definitely one of them.”The new low price of Adrenaclick is possible through Kmart’s lowered pricing, combined with a manufacturer’s coupon. This price decrease is another example of Kmart Pharmacy’s commitment to its customers and their health.  Kmart Pharmacy has been recognized as the national leader in customer satisfaction (No. 1) by the American Customer Satisfaction Index®, the only national cross-industry measure of customer satisfaction in the U.S.Patients are encouraged to check with their insurance providers to determine coverage and potential copays. Please visit KmartPharmacy.com for more information and to find a Kmart Pharmacy location near you.

About Anaphylaxis
Anaphylaxis is a potentially life-threatening allergic reaction that is rapid in onset and may cause severe swelling, breathing problems, loss of blood pressure, and death. Allergic reactions can be caused by stinging and biting insects (bugs), allergy injections, food, medicines, exercise, or unknown causes.

Epinephrine is the drug of choice for someone experiencing an anaphylactic reaction. Prompt recognition of the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis is crucial.

According to a 2013 survey of more than 2,000 adults conducted by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America called “Anaphylaxis in America,” people are poorly prepared to deal with anaphylaxis, even when they have had severe allergic reactions in the past. The survey, which was published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology, found though most people who experienced anaphylaxis reported two or more reactions during their lifetime, 60 percent of them did not have an epinephrine self-injection available, and more than 50 percent had never been given a prescription for it.

About Adrenaclick
Adrenaclick (epinephrine injection, USP auto-injector) is an emergency injection (shot) of epinephrine used for the treatment of anaphylaxis. With numbered and color-coded instructions, Adrenaclick is designed for single-dose use by patients and caregivers in an anaphylactic emergency.

Adrenaclick is an authorized generic and a Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved device with the same active ingredient as other epinephrine auto-injector devices.

About Kmart
A subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), Kmart makes shopping fun for everyone. Most recognized for the iconic Bluelight Special and family-friendly in-store events for its customers and Shop Your Way® members, Kmart also boasts ridiculously awesome savings and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Adam Levine, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. In addition to its unique offerings and thrilling deals, Kmart offers a variety of financial services including year-round layaway and leasing options.  Kmart Pharmacy also features best-in-class patient care for its members and customers and is ranked #1 in Customer Satisfaction. For more information, visit Kmart.com, download the Kmart mobile app or follow the conversation on social with #LifeIsRidiculouslyAwesome.

*No co-payment unless required by your plan. Cash price of the Adrenaclick two-pack is $199.99.

MEDIA CONTACTS:  
Tricia Perrotti
Kmart
551-226-0488
Tricia.Perrotti@searshc.com

Kelly Cagney
Zeno Group for Kmart
630-212-8891
Kelly.Cagney@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Kmart

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Kmart Pharmacy becomes a preferred partner in many 2017 Medicare Part D plans

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Nov-23 — /EPR Retail News/ — Many Medicare Part D members can now turn to Kmart Pharmacy as their 2017 preferred provider for pharmaceutical needs. Medicare Part D members can receive substantial savings in their copays, including copays as low as $1, when they fill their prescriptions through a preferred network pharmacy such as Kmart Pharmacy.

In addition to preferred pricing, members receive the benefit of a team of expert pharmacists who provide personalized care and trusted advice for their healthcare needs. Kmart pharmacists offer care beyond the counter, including advice on everything from prescription coverage to over the counter medications.”Kmart Pharmacy is central to Sears Holdings’ health and wellness strategy, which expands beyond prescription services to provide both treatment and preventive care,” said Phil Keough, president of Kmart Pharmacy. “We are thrilled to offer the added benefit of being a preferred pharmacy and the ability to offer low copays to customers enrolled in Medicare Part D plans that offer preferred cost sharing. 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.”Kmart Pharmacies are in the preferred retail pharmacy network for 2017 Medicare Part D plans available nationwide and in Puerto Rico offered by the following companies*:

  • UnitedHealthcare (AARP® MedicareRx Plans)
  • Aetna
  • Cigna-HealthSpring
  • SilverScript Insurance Company
  • And more

With a Medicare Part D plan, members can receive coverage for any commercially available vaccine available at Kmart including shingles (herpes zoster) and pneumonia. A Kmart Pharmacist can also suggest immunizations that are appropriate based on a free immunization screening.

Open enrollment for Medicare Part D began Oct. 15 and ends Dec. 7. For more information or to find a Kmart Pharmacy near you visit kmartpharmacy.com. To learn more about Medicare Part D or to help you select a plan that’s best for you based on your current prescriptions, visit medicare.gov.

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way® members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

*See a Kmart Pharmacy for details. Some plans may use a limited pharmacy network that does not include Kmart. Kmart pharmacy accepts most Medicare Part D plans and is preferred in many of the top Medicare Part D plans. See your local Kmart pharmacist to learn in which Medicare Part D plans your Kmart Pharmacy participates as a preferred provider. Your cost for some drugs may be less at pharmacies where Kmart does not participate as a preferred provider. Not all Kmart locations have pharmacies. To find the location nearest you visit kmartpharmacy.com.

Plans are insured or covered by a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract and/or a Medicare-approved Part D sponsor. Enrollment in the plan depends on the plan’s contract renewal with Medicare. This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, formulary, pharmacy network, and/or co-payments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. Other Pharmacies are available in the plans’ networks.  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 pharmacy network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary.  Some Medicare plans may offer limited access to their pharmacy network with preferred cost sharing in specific geographical areas.  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 what network pharmacies are available for each plan, including pharmacies with preferred cost sharing, please contact the Medicare plan directly.

All Medicare plans comply with applicable Federal civil rights laws and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, or sex.

UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company pays royalty fees to AARP for the use of its intellectual property. These fees are used for the general purposes of AARP. You do not need to be an AARP member to enroll in a Medicare Advantage or Prescription Drug Plan. AARP and its affiliates are not insurers.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Tricia Perrotti
Kmart
551-226-0488
Tricia.Perrotti@searshc.com

Hallie Herrmann
Zeno Group for Kmart
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Hallie.Herrmann@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Kmart

Kmart Pharmacy partners with eHealth to help seniors determine the best Medicare insurance plan for them

Comparing drug coverage under Medicare insurance plans is now easier than ever for Kmart Pharmacy patients

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2016-Nov-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Kmart Pharmacy announced today (Nov 3, 2016) a new partnership with eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH), the nation’s leading online marketplace for Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage and Medicare Supplement plans, to help eligible seniors determine the best Medicare insurance plan for them.

The partnership provides Kmart Pharmacy patients and members access to eHealth’s Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Comparison Tool. The tool is specifically designed to help patients find the Medicare drug plan with the highest estimated-savings based on their needs. Patients can simply enter their zip code and drug regimen to compare available plans and enroll in the Medicare insurance plan that provides them with estimated best coverage for their prescription drugs. “Kmart Pharmacy is excited to offer this free eHealth tool benefit to our senior members and caregivers alike,” said Phil Keough, president, Kmart Pharmacy. “Navigating Medicare can be confusing, and the added pressure of a looming open enrollment deadline can be overwhelming – which is why it is important we provide our patients with resources like eHealth.

Our experienced pharmacists are available to help patients better understand their options, provide detailed plan information and help answer questions they may have.”Medicare’s annual enrollment period is happening now through Dec. 7, 2016. During the enrollment period, Kmart Pharmacy encourages patients to review their prescription coverage by utilizing eHealth’s Medicare Prescription Drug Plan Comparison Tool. Prescription drug coverage under Medicare insurance plans may change each year and patients’ individual prescription needs may also change, so comparing plans could potentially save patients hundreds of dollars per month. For patients evaluating available prescription drug plans, it is important for them to consider each plan’s annual deductible, premium and co-payments, as well as which plans cover the prescriptions.

Kmart Pharmacy is preferred in many Medicare prescription drug plans – however, it does not endorse any specific Medicare insurance company and accepts most major Medicare prescription drug plans. It participates in several regional and national preferred pharmacy networks that offer additional savings for beneficiaries, including low co-pays on generic medications. Your local Kmart pharmacist can tell you in which plans your Kmart Pharmacy participates in as a preferred provider.

Please visit KmartPharmacy.com/ for more information and additional resources. To learn more about Medicare Part D or to enroll, visit medicare.gov.

About Kmart
Kmart is making shopping fun again. The retailer, a subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is bringing back the iconic Bluelight Specials, hosting Freebie Saturdays and in-store family events for its Shop Your Way members and customers. Kmart offers customers thrilling deals and amazing finds on quality products and exclusive brands including Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense.

About eHealth
eHealth, Inc. (NASDAQ: EHTH) owns eHealth.com, the nation’s first and largest private online health insurance exchange where individuals, families and small businesses can compare health insurance products from leading insurers side by side and purchase and enroll in coverage online. eHealth offers thousands of individual, family and small business health plans underwritten by many of the nation’s leading health insurance companies. eHealth (through its subsidiaries) is licensed to sell health insurance in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. eHealth also offers educational resources and powerful online and pharmacy-based tools to help Medicare beneficiaries navigate Medicare health insurance options, choose the right plan and enroll in select plans online through Medicare.com (www.Medicare.com), eHealthMedicare.com (www.eHealthMedicare.com) and PlanPrescriber.com (www.PlanPrescriber.com).

MEDIA CONTACTS:  

Tricia Perrotti
Kmart
212-775-2536
Tricia.Perrotti@searshc.com

Hallie Herrmann
Zeno Group for Kmart
312-527-2SHC (2742)
Hallie.Herrmann@zenogroup.com

SOURCE: Kmart

Kmart Pharmacy survey: 41 percent typically do not get a flu shot

Survey finds more than forty percent of adults typically do not get a flu shot

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., 2015-8-28— /EPR Retail News/ — Flu season is coming, which means coughing, fevers, body aches and misconceptions about the flu vaccine are on the horizon. A new online survey of Kmart shoppers, conducted on behalf of Kmart Pharmacy by Sears Holdings Member Feedback and Insights team, found that while nearly all (94 percent) agree some people are particularly vulnerable to getting the flu or having a serious case of the flu, 41 percent typically do not get a flu shot.

Getting a seasonal flu shot is the best way to prevent the flu – and Kmart Pharmacy is out to debunk some of the most common flu-related myths preventing people from staying healthy each year:

  • The flu shot does not protect me from the virus: The Kmart Pharmacy survey found that approximately one in three (31 percent) people typically do not get a flu shot because they believe the vaccine won’t protect them. The flu vaccine is intended to create a stronger immune system to keep you from not catching the bug, and also lessens the chances of spreading the flu virus to others.
  • I never get the flu so I do not need a flu shot: No one is immune from getting the flu. Some individuals are actually more susceptible to developing serious flu-related complications than others, including children under the age of five, adults age 65 or older, and pregnant women. While the Kmart Pharmacy survey found that only 28 percent of people think getting the flu shot will not protect others around them, everyone should receive the flu shot. The vaccine helps protect others around you.
  • My decision to get the flu shot only affects me: If you were to contract the contagious virus, there is a chance you could infect your family, your friends, and your co-workers. More than half of respondents (55 percent) said they have missed work themselves or know someone who missed work last year due to the flu. Sick employees are likely not working at an optimum level and can expose others to germs in the workplace. The end result is costly to both employees and employers.

“Getting an annual flu shot is the best way to prevent the seasonal flu, and we encourage families to take this important step to protect themselves,” says Phil Keough, president, Kmart Pharmacy. “Stop in today and visit one of our professionally trained immunizing pharmacists who are ready to administer flu shots as well as other CDC-recommended vaccinations.*”

Kmart is now offering no-cost flu shots (with most insurance)** to customers at participating Kmart pharmacy locations – including Quadravalent and high-dose flu shots. No appointment is necessary and Shop Your Way® Pharmacy Rewards members receive points for each flu shot purchased. Announced earlier this year, the new Shop Your Way® Pharmacy Rewards Program gives members $10 back in points 1(10,000 points) for every five qualifying prescriptions filled in a rolling 12-month period.

The CDC recommends people start getting vaccinated soon after the flu vaccine becomes available. Kmart Pharmacy wants to keep families healthy this flu season and invites them to stop by their nearest Kmart Pharmacy location for a flu shot today. Learn more at kmartpharmacy.com/flu or cdc.gov.
Kmart Pharmacy also offers onsite flu shot clinic services. Ask your local Kmart pharmacist how to schedule a flu shot clinic at your workplace.

Survey Methodology
This United States survey was conducted online by Sears Holdings on behalf of Kmart Pharmacy from July 29 through Aug. 6, 2014among over 10,000 U.S. adults ages 18 and older.

About Kmart
Kmart, a wholly owned subsidiary of Sears Holdings Corporation (NASDAQ: SHLD), is a mass merchandising company and part of Shop Your Way, a social shopping experience where members have the ability to earn points and receive benefits across a wide variety of physical and digital formats through shopyourway.com. Kmart offers customers quality products through a portfolio of exclusive brands that include Jaclyn Smith, Joe Boxer, Route 66 and Smart Sense. For more information visit the company’s website at www.kmart.com | Sears Holdings Corporation website at www.searsholdings.com | Facebook: www.facebook.com/kmart.

About Shop Your Way
Shop Your Way® is a free social shopping destination and rewards program offering millions of products, personalized services, and advice. Through a network of retail partners and service providers, members can shop, compare, purchase items and earn points to use on future purchases. Members also enjoy special pricing, exclusive sales, events, access to celebrity brands and sweepstakes. And through the unique social community on shopyourway.com, members can research and browse products, create wish lists, poll friends and family and even get advice from experts to help choose the products and services that best meet their needs.

There is no minimum purchase required for Shop Your Way members to redeem points and points can be used toward purchases across countless product categories. Download the free Shop Your Way app available on iTunes or Google Play. By accepting Shop Your Way member benefits and offers, you agree to the Shop Your Way terms and conditions, available at www.shopyourway.com/terms.

MEDIA CONTACTS:
Sara Taylor Andrea Abate
Sears Holdings Zeno Group for Kmart
847-286-0774 312-396-9713
Sara.Taylor@searshc.com Andrea.Abate@zenogroup.com

*Vaccine administration is dependent on local Pharmacy State Rules and Regulations.
** No co-payment unless required by your plan. Cash price of the Trivalent flu shot is $27.99. 

1 Subject to Shop Your Way® Pharmacy Rewards program terms and conditions. Points are valid for two weeks once received on the purchase of non-pharmacy merchandise. This offer is not valid for and cannot be used by any patient who is a beneficiary of a federal healthcare program, such as Medicare Part D, Medicare Advantage, Medicare Part B, Medicaid, TRICARE or Plan de Salud del Gobierno de PR (PSG). Offer not valid in LA for controlled substance prescriptions or in AR, MA, NJ, NY, Virgin Islands and Guam. By accepting Shop Your Way® member benefits and offers, you agree to the Shop Your Way® terms and conditions, available at www.shopyourway.com/terms.

SOURCE Kmart

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