Kroger offers prescriptions to health exchange enrollees who have not received ID cards

Customers can receive up to 30 days' worth of certain prescription drugs

CINCINNATI — The Kroger Co. has joined the list of retailers offering supplies of prescription drugs at no upfront cost to customers who have enrolled in the health insurance marketplaces, but have yet to receive an identification number.

The company announced Thursday that it would offer up to a 30-day supply of certain prescription drugs to customers who provide confirmation of their enrollment at one of the retailer's pharmacies.

"Every January, our pharmacists and technicians help customers navigate through new plan transitions," Kroger VP pharmacy Lincoln Lutz said. "Our pharmacists are once again available to answer questions and provide information about the new insurance plans. And, to ensure that our customers can get their medications without interruption, we are offering to fill certain prescriptions at no upfront cost for up to 30 days for customers who've signed up for the public health exchanges but have not yet received their plan ID card."


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