New NCPA webpage helps independents make Obamacare choices

September 30, 2013

The National Community Pharmacists Association has created a webpage to educate independent pharmacy owners about Obamacare insurance options for its employees and to help staff members answer patient questions about health insurance exchanges.

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has created a webpage to educate independent pharmacy owners about Obamacare insurance options for its employees and to help staff members answer patient questions about health insurance exchanges.

The website is only accessible through the members section of the NCPA website. It includes answers to frequently asked questions, pharmacy-specific resources, patient outreach information, downloadable documents, and patient-centric information.

“The Affordable Care Act may be controversial, but there is no disputing that it represents a significant change to the healthcare landscape,” said NCPA CEO B. Douglas Hoey. “What distinguishes America’s more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies is their focus on patient care, and NCPA constantly works to strengthen that relationship through member-only benefit offerings.”

The webpage also includes a comparison between the health insurance marketplace and the Medicare Part D program, information on special requirements some exchanges have, and NCPA marketing materials pharmacies can use.

Beginning Oct. 1, 2013, millions of Americans are scheduled to start selecting health insurance plans through the federal government’s website.