This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Stocks Under $10 with 50-100% upside potential - 14 days FREE!

Rite Aid To Assist Customers With Prescription Needs As Affordable Care Act Coverage Takes Effect

Stocks in this article: RAD

With millions of Americans now receiving health insurance coverage under the Affordable Care Act beginning Jan. 1, Rite Aid (NYSE: RAD) pharmacies are ready to assist customers with prescription insurance coverage issues and help ensure they are able to access prescription medications under their new plans.

“Every pharmacist knows how important it is for people to take their medications as prescribed, without any interruption,” said Rite Aid’s Executive Vice President of Pharmacy Robert Thompson. “Each year, Rite Aid pharmacy teams work with and help guide customers through first-of-the-year insurance plan changes, and that’s especially true this year, as we know that those newly enrolled may have questions or concerns about their prescription coverage. Rite Aid is committed to helping them work through this transitional period and protect their health.”

Thompson also said that, in circumstances where customers have enrolled but have not received their plan identification number from their insurance provider, Rite Aid pharmacy staff will work with these customers to verify their eligibility and help them utilize their new benefits. Customers need to bring confirmation of their enrollment to the Rite Aid pharmacy; enrollment confirmation can be obtained from the exchange website. During January, for those customers who are enrolled in exchange-based plans but prescription benefit information is not yet available, Rite Aid pharmacists may dispense a 15 to 30-day supply of medication* to these customers at no upfront cost** until their prescription coverage details are available.

Rite Aid has been in close communication with government agencies, health plans, and others in the industry and will continue to work closely with these parties to best support and assist its customers as roll out of the Affordable Care Act continues.

In an effort to assist those filling prescriptions under new plans for the first time, Rite Aid is also offering the following tips to customers:-Verify that you’ve signed up for prescription coverage and know the name of your plan.-Pay your premium; prescription drug coverage begins once premiums are paid.-Bring along any confirmation information provided by insurer like an insurance card or member number.

1 of 2

Select the service that is right for you!

Action Alerts PLUS
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer and Stephanie Link actively manage a real portfolio and reveal their money management tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
  • Weekly roundups
TheStreet Quant Ratings
Try it NOW
Only $49.95/yr

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
  • Upgrade/downgrade alerts
Stocks Under $10
Try it NOW

David Peltier, uncovers low dollar stocks with extraordinary upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
  • Weekly roundups
Dividend Stock Advisor
Try it NOW

Jim Cramer's protege, David Peltier, identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Alerts when market news affect the portfolio
  • Bi-weekly updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Real Money Pro
Try it NOW

All of Real Money, plus 15 more of Wall Street's sharpest minds delivering actionable trading ideas, a comprehensive look at the market, and fundamental and technical analysis.

Product Features:
  • Real Money + Doug Kass Plus 15 more Wall Street Pros
  • Intraday commentary & news
  • Ultra-actionable trading ideas
Options Profits
Try it NOW

Our options trading pros provide daily market commentary and over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • 100+ monthly options trading ideas
  • Actionable options commentary & news
  • Real-time trading community
  • Options TV
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!


DOW 17,804.80 +26.65 0.15%
S&P 500 2,070.65 +9.42 0.46%
NASDAQ 4,765.38 +16.9840 0.36%

Brokerage Partners

Rates from

  • Mortgage
  • Credit Cards
  • Auto

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs