HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Nov. 3, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart Pharmacy announced today 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.
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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).
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