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    Hy-Vee Offers $2 Generic Scripts

    Pharmacy Saver program allows cheaper access to hundreds of medications

    Hy-Vee Inc. is offering generic prescription drugs for as little as $2 to select Medicare beneficiaries through a cost-savings program.

    Hy-Vee and its 228 pharmacies in eight states have joined Pharmacy Saver, a program launched last month by UnitedHealthcare, the nation’s largest Medicare Part D insurer. Through Pharmacy Saver, Medicare beneficiaries enrolled in UnitedHealthcare’s Medicare plans have access to low-cost prescriptions at more than 6,000 locations throughout the country.

    Bob Egeland, Hy-Vee VP of pharmacy operations, said customers who sign up for Pharmacy Saver can receive the $2 out-of-pocket price on 366 of the most commonly prescribed Medicare-eligible generic drugs. “Hy-Vee is always looking for ways to help our pharmacy customers save money on their prescriptions,” Egeland said. “With the Pharmacy Saver program, Medicare patients don’t have to sacrifice convenience, flexibility or friendly, personalized service in order to get the lowest prices on the medications they need.”

    To take advantage of Hy-Vee’s $2 prescription offer, customers eligible for Medicare must sign up for one of UnitedHealthcare’s Part D prescription drug plans or one of the company’s Medicare Advantage plans that includes prescription drug coverage during the annual enrollment period, which runs through Dec. 31. Once enrolled, members show their UnitedHealthcare identification cards at any Hy-Vee or Hy-Vee Drugstore pharmacy to receive the Pharmacy Saver discounted prices.

    Other national and regional chains in the Pharmacy Saver network include Target, Safeway, Kroger, Publix, H-E-B and Food Lion. Egeland noted that Hy-Vee customers who enroll in the program can purchase prescriptions at any of more than 6,000 participating locations and receive the discounts offered at that location.

    For more information, visit Hy-Vee.UnitedPharmacySaver.com.
     

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