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The Telegram
  • Kinney Drugs offers prescriptions at no upfront cost to Affordable Care Act enrollees

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  • GOUVERNEUR — Kinney Drugs announced they will offer individuals who enrolled in a new health insurance marketplace plan and have not yet received an identification number, a 30-day supply of prescriptions at no upfront cost through the end of January.
    The offering comes as coverage under the Affordable Care Act which took effect on Jan 1.
    Some consumers who signed up for new health insurance plans in recent weeks are still waiting for the personal identification information they need to access their new benefits.
    “We are the local pharmacy who cares deeply about supporting our patients’ health care needs and providing affordable access to prescription medications,” said Jim Spencer, president of Kinney Drugs stores, in a news release. “We want to ensure patients receive continuity of care and experience a smooth transition during this change with their health care coverage.”
    Customers who have enrolled in an insurance plan under the ACA, but haven’t received proper identification from their insurer, may speak to a Kinney Drugs pharmacist to see if they are eligible to receive a transitional supply of prescriptions to bridge the insurance gap. The transitional supply is a prescription of up to 30-days and is available at any of the 99 Kinney Drugs stores throughout Central and Northern New York and Vermont.
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