Hy-Vee announces participation in Pharmacy Saver

Follows program's expansion announcement

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa — Midwestern supermarket chain Hy-Vee will offer 366 commonly prescribed generic prescription drugs for as little as $2 to select Medicare beneficiaries through a program offered in collaboration with UnitedHealthcare, Hy-Vee said.

The chain said it joined Pharmacy Saver, which UnitedHealthcare started last year. UnitedHealthcare is the country’s largest Medicare Part D insurer, and the program is available at more than 6,000 locations throughout the country.

“Hy-Vee is always looking for ways to help our pharmacy customers save money on their prescriptions,” Hy-Vee VP pharmacy operations Bob Egeland said. “With the Pharmacy Saver program, Medicare patients don’t have to sacrifice convenience, flexibility or friendly personalized service in order to get the lowest prices on the medications they need.”

Like many retailers, Hy-Vee offers a generic discount program, whereby customers can fill 30-day prescriptions for $4 and 90-day prescriptions for $10.

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