Walmart to Provide Prescriptions at No Upfront Cost to Enrollees in Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Retailer Takes Proactive Step to Help Customers Who Have Not Received Plan Identification Information

PR Newswire

BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- "At Walmart, we are committed to offering our customers affordable ways to stay healthy, including access to their medications.

"Customers who have signed up for the public health exchanges should be able to access their benefits immediately. That's why, starting tomorrow through the end of January, we will fill up to a 30-day supply of prescriptions with no upfront cost to customers who have enrolled but have not yet received their plan identification information from their insurance providers. 

"Our pharmacists will also provide assistance in verifying enrollment and will be available to help answer questions about the new insurance plans."

-       John Agwunobi, Senior Vice President and President, Health & Wellness, Walmart U.S.

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