ShopRite Now Part of Aetna Preferred Medicare Pharmacy Network

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ShopRite Now Part of Aetna Preferred Medicare Pharmacy Network


ShopRite has joined Aetna’s national network of preferred pharmacies. Effective immediately, Aetna Medicare members with drug coverage can fill prescriptions at preferred copay levels at any ShopRite pharmacy.

Noting that the partnership gives the supermarket chain “the ability to offer Aetna Medicare Part D members prescription copays as low as $1 on some medications, ShopRite spokeswoman Karen Meleta said, “We know affordable prescriptions and the convenience of one-stop shopping for groceries and pharmacy needs is important to our customers.”

“We want our members to take the medications their doctors prescribe. Our goal is to make that as easy and convenient as possible,” added Nancy Cocozza, president of Aetna’s Medicare business. “Whether our members participate in a stand-alone prescription drug plan or a Medicare Advantage plan, they can save money and time by filling their prescriptions while they shop.”

Currently, 222 ShopRite stores across six states have in-store pharmacies, and the ShopRite Pharmacy App permits customers to request refills and manage prescriptions online. These stores also offer immunizations, prescription diabetes medication at no extra cost, and specialty pharmacy services to help patients manage complex medication regimens. Additionally, many ShopRite stores provide consultations and counseling with registered retail dietitians at no extra cost.

ShopRite, the registered trademark of Keasbey, N.J.-based retailer-owned cooperative Wakefern Food Corp., has more than 270 ShopRite supermarkets throughout New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Delaware and Maryland, The banner serves more than 6 million customers each week.

Hartford, Conn.-based Aetna, one of the nation’s top diversified health care benefits companies, provides an estimated 46.7 million people with health care information and resources.