Aetna CVS/pharmacy PDP adds Walmart to preferred pharmacy network

HARTFORD, Conn. — Aetna has announced that Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies have been added to the preferred pharmacy network of the Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan as of Jan. 1.

The Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan offers a median $32 monthly plan premium, as well as fixed co-pays for generic medicines. Medicare beneficiaries who sign up for this plan and fill their prescriptions at a Walmart or Sam’s Club pharmacy may realize savings on their out-of-pocket prescription drug costs. By filling prescription drugs at these preferred pharmacies, as compared to a non-preferred network pharmacy, plan members will:

  • Pay a $2 co-payment for nearly 800 preferred generic drugs in most states; and
  • Pay a $1 co-payment in all states for specialty generic drugs that are commonly used for the treatment of hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes.


“We are committed to providing excellent quality and value to our Medicare members,” stated Nancy Cocozza, president of Aetna’s Medicare business. “The addition of Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies to the preferred pharmacy network for this plan offers members greater affordability when they purchase medicines at one of these popular pharmacy chains.”

The Aetna CVS/pharmacy Prescription Drug Plan is available in 43 states and the District of Columbia. The plan’s preferred pharmacy network comprises 4,200 Walmart, 580 Sam’s Club and 7,500 CVS/pharmacy locations. In addition to the preferred pharmacy network, members also can use any of the 52,700 pharmacies in the Aetna Medicare network.

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