Bi-Lo, Winn-Dixie offer prescriptions at no upfront cost to insurance marketplace enrollees

Supermarket banners offer program through Jan. 31

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Bi-Lo and Winn-Dixie will cover initial prescription costs for customers who have enrolled in the health insurance marketplaces, but who don't yet have their identification cards, the chains said.

The supermarket chains, both banners owned by Bi-Lo Holdings, will offer 30-day supplies of most prescription drugs at no upfront cost to health insurance marketplace enrollees until Jan. 31.

"Many of our customers need their prescriptions immediately and without interruption," Bi-Lo VP pharmacy John Fegan said. "By filling certain prescriptions at no upfront cost for up to 30 days, we hope to help make their transition to the public health insurance marketplace a little easier."

Customers hoping to receive the benefit must provide proof of enrollment, such as an email, letter or temporary identification card.


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