Walgreens extends offer to Obamacare enrollees

February 10, 2014

Walgreens has extended its offer to provide a limited supply of medications to newly insured Americans enrolled under the Affordable Care Act who haven't received plan identification numbers yet from their insurers.

Walgreens has extended its offer to provide a limited supply of medications to newly insured Americans enrolled under the Affordable Care Act (ACA) who haven't received plan identification numbers yet from their insurers.

Back in January, Walgreens and numerous other pharmacies announced plans to provide up to a 30-day supply of prescriptions at no upfront cost to Obamacare enrollees who could verify that they were eligible. Those pharmacies included Wal-Mart, Kroger, and many independent pharmacies.

Walgreens has now extended that offer to April 15th.

“We’re committed to helping those who’ve signed up for coverage through state and federal marketplaces access their medication without interruption, and anticipate a growing need leading up to, and following the March 31 enrollment deadline,” said Kermit Crawford, Walgreens’ president of pharmacy, health, and wellness. “We’ll continue to support the newly insured and are also continuing our efforts to help simplify the enrollment process for those in our communities who may still be in need of insurance coverage.”

The deadline for enrolling in the federal insurance marketplace is March 31.