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UnitedHealthcare, Walgreens to Offer Medicare Wellness Resources


November 25, 2019

Fourteen Medicare services centers will open in Walgreens stores in select metropolitan areas, offering wellness services and resources for plan UnitedHealthcare members, the companies announced earlier today.

“We are expanding access to UnitedHealthcare Medicare resources to better serve our members, providing them with all the valuable benefits they have come to expect from their UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans plus delivering the customer service and information they desire locally within Walgreens,” said Mike Anderson, CEO of the Medicare Part D business at UnitedHealthcare.

In a press release, UnitedHealthcare explained that beginning in January 2020, 14 Walgreens stores in Las Vegas, Phoenix, Cleveland, Denver, and Memphis markets will offer resources to members to learn more about Medicare, discuss personal plan benefits with service advocates, as well as enroll in plans.

UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage members can also make an appointment for an in-store annual wellness visit at the Medicare services center in Walgreens through UnitedHealthcare’s HouseCalls program, helping make it easier to get needed care, tests and treatment,” explained UnitedHealthcare in the press release.

“Walgreens collaboration with UnitedHealthcare helps people navigate their healthcare options and provides convenient access to affordable care,” said Rick Gates, senior vice president, pharmacy and healthcare at Walgreens, in a statement. “Through strategic partnerships like this, Walgreens store locations can offer comprehensive services tailored to the specific needs of the communities we serve that are conveniently accessible alongside our pharmacy services.”

In addition, the companies are also collaborating on the, “AARP Medicare Advantage Walgreens plans from UnitedHealthcare to deliver lower prescription drug costs and convenient access to medications.”

This collaboration is an expansion on UnitedHealthcares’ existing Medicare Advantage offerings and Part D prescription coverage. Offerings under the new program include $0 premiums and $0 copays for primary care visits, preventive care, and a number of generic drugs.

—Edan Stanley

 

Reference:
UnitedHealthcare. UnitedHealthcare to Open Member Medicare Services Centers in Select Walgreens Stores [press release]. https://newsroom.uhc.com/news-releases/Walgreens-Medicare.html. Accessed November 25, 2019.

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