ALEXANDRIA, Va. — The National Community Pharmacists Association on Monday unveiled the Insurance Exchange webpage to help pharmacy staff respond to and engage patients about the new insurance marketplaces. Access to the resources is available to any NCPA member via the members-only section of www.ncpanet.org.
“The Affordable Care Act may be controversial, but there is no disputing that it represents a significant change to the healthcare landscape,” stated Douglas Hoey, CEO NCPA. “What distinguishes America’s more than 23,000 independent community pharmacies is their focus on patient care, and NCPA constantly works to strengthen that relationship through member-only benefit offerings," he said. “Pharmacists have the flexibility to take an active role in helping patients find the right plan for them in the marketplaces.”
The NCPA Insurance Exchanges website contains answers to frequently asked questions, pharmacy-specific resources, patient outreach information, downloadable documents and patient-centric information. This includes such features as a comparison between the Health Insurance Marketplace and Medicare Part D, and information about special requirements some exchanges might have for participation in enrollment activities.
In addition, the webpage has exclusive NCPA marketing materials intended for use by pharmacies with patients.