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CVS Pharmacy to offer plan comparison resources during Medicare Part D enrollment


WOONSOCKET, R.I. — CVS Pharmacy announced Friday that as the enrollment period for Medicare Part D prescription drug plans begins on Oct. 15, it will be offering various in-store and online resources to help seniors determine the best plan for them. 


Until the open enrollment period closes on Dec. 7, all 9,600 CVS Pharmacy stores will offer access to information about local and national Medicare Part D plans in English and Spanish. There will also be more than 11,000 informational events held in select stores featuring representatives from local health plans, who will provide Medicare Part D information to eligible patients and answer questions. 


"Selecting a Medicare Part D plan can be confusing and stressful for patients. That's why it's important they understand the many plan options available to them," CVS Health EVP pharmacy services and supply chain Kevin Hourican said. "By making our pharmacists available to help patients better understand their options and offering access to health insurance information at our stores and online, we're arming patients with the tools they need to determine which plan best meets their health care needs."


CVS Pharmacy’s online Health Insurance Information Center also offers information on available Medicare Part D plans. The website contains information to help seniors choose a plan in their community and guides them on how to enroll. Patients can enter their prescription information and zip code to compare available plans, and they can find a listing of in-store informational events near them. 


CVS Pharmacy said it does not endorse any specific Medicare Part D plan and accepts most major Medicare prescription drug plans. It participates in several regional and national Part D preferred pharmacy networks that offer additional savings for beneficiaries, including no or low co-pays on generic medications. The company said factors for patients to consider when thinking about switching plans are out-of-pocket expenses, which plans cover their medications and whether their pharmacy is included in the plan. 


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