Smart Insurance partners with Walgreens on in-store consults for Medicare beneficiaries

CLEVELAND — Smart Insurance on Wednesday announced it is working with Walgreens to offer in-store consultations with licensed SmartD Rx plan agents, available at select Walgreens to speak with Medicare beneficiaries who are either enrolling in a new Part D prescription drug plan or evaluating their current coverage options.

"With so many options, it can be difficult to choose the most cost-effective plan. One study last year found that nearly half of the seniors overspend on their Part D plans, from between $300 and $1,000," stated Smart Insurance CEO Pritpal Virdee. "In my opinion, the best plan is one that will allow a senior to maintain a relationship with a trusted local pharmacist and at the same time lower your prescription costs. Our licensed plan agents can help them do just that."

In addition to helping beneficiaries navigate the Medicare Part D landscape and answer questions about Medicare's prescription drug plans, in-store agents are available for consultations about which SmartD Rx plan may best suit their healthcare needs. Those who participate in consultations will receive a Walgreens voucher that can be redeemed for 5,000 Balance Rewards loyalty points, worth $5 toward eligible purchases at participating Walgreens and Duane Reade drug stores. There is no obligation to enroll in the plan to receive this voucher, the company announced. 

Smart Insurance was formed to find innovative solutions that allow seniors and their caregivers to better understand and take advantage of the prescription drug coverage options available in today's healthcare marketplace.

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