Rochester, N.Y., 2017-Nov-01 — /EPR Retail News/ — With open enrollment for Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage underway, Wegmans Pharmacy is making it easier for consumers to find the plan that’s right for them. With the company’s introduction of its new Medicare Part D Advisor tool, Wegmans pharmacists can generate a customized report that compares plan premiums, copays, total out-of-pocket costs, and quality ratings based on an individual’s county of residence and prescription fill history.
“We encourage anyone who’s already 65 or turning 65 in the next year to look at the benefits they may be eligible for within Medicare Part D,” said Joe Morgante, Medicare Part D business manager and pharmacist for Wegmans. “With our new advisor tool, our pharmacists can run a report that provides important information Medicare beneficiaries can use to help them make an informed decision about which plans may provide the best value, customized to their specific prescription drug usage.”
The Medicare Part D consultations are available at no charge at all Wegmans Pharmacies during regular business hours, no appointment necessary for anyone who is or will soon be eligible for Medicare. Those interested in a consultation should bring a list of their current medications, including drug name, strength, quantities, and usage directions. For current Wegmans Pharmacy customers, the pharmacist can help compile this list from their prescription profile.
As part of the consultation, Wegmans pharmacists can also help answer customers’ questions about Part D eligibility, coverage rules, and enrollment periods.
Wegmans is a preferred or participating provider in most Medicare Part D plans. Preferred plans offer lower copays, making it easy for customers to save and stay healthy.
Wegmans Food Markets, Inc. is a 94-store supermarket chain with stores in New York, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Virginia, Maryland, and Massachusetts. The family-owned company, recognized as an industry leader and innovator, celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2016. Wegmans has been named one of the ‘100 Best Companies to Work For’ by FORTUNE magazine for 20 consecutive years, ranking #2 in 2017.
Tracy Van Auker
Media Relations Coordinator
Source: Wegmans Food Markets