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
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 31, 2013
BENTONVILLE, Ark., Dec. 31, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --"At Walmart, we are committed
to offering our customers affordable ways to stay healthy, including access to
"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,
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approximately $466 billion, Walmart employs more than 2.2 million associates
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SOURCE Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.
Contact: Walmart Media Relations, Phone: 1-800-331-0085,
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