Rite Aid to Help Customers Ready for Medicare Part D Enrollment Beginning Oct. 15


Camp Hill, Pa. (Oct. 1, 2013) - To help seniors and their caregivers ready for the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period which begins Oct. 15 and runs through Dec. 7, Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide will once again offer its Medicare Advisor to help them select the right Medicare Part D plan. A Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plan (PDP) is the most common form of the federal program designed to help people over 65 and those with disabilities afford prescription coverage.

"We know that selecting the right prescription insurance coverage can be overwhelming, and that's why Rite Aid is committed to offering a valuable resource to help our customers make the best decision based on their prescription needs," said Robert I. Thompson, executive vice president of pharmacy for Rite Aid. "Whether they are eligible for Medicare Part D coverage for the first time or reviewing their current elections, Rite Aid encourages all customers making this important healthcare decision to take advantage of Rite Aid's free Medicare Advisor comparison tool with the help of their Rite Aid pharmacist or online at riteaid.com."

Among the many plans available, this year, Medicare beneficiaries will be able to choose a new plan from Symphonix Health Insurance, Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx (PDP)*. Designed to appeal to the value-conscious, Rite Aid will be the exclusive preferred pharmacy provider in this new plan, which includes $1 copays for select generic medications. Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx (PDP) will also provide a competitive monthly premium and offer lower copays at Rite Aid pharmacies**. The plan is available everywhere Rite Aid operates except Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Virginia and West Virginia.

Rite Aid is also a preferred pharmacy provider in Medicare Part D plans offered by WellPoint*** affiliates and Express Scripts MedicareTM (PDP), as well as several region-specific plans.*

In addition to the personalized consultations available in stores, Rite Aid customers and caregivers can compare plans from the comfort of their own home using Rite Aid's Medicare Advisor online at http://www.riteaid.com/medicareadvisor. Comparisons estimate the three lowest-cost plans based on the enrollee's current prescriptions filled at Rite Aid locations.

Medicare Advisor is in addition to the benefits of Rite Aid Corporation is one of the nation's leading drugstore chains with more than 4,600 stores in 31 states and the District of Columbia and fiscal 2013 annual revenues of $25.4 billion. Information about Rite Aid, including corporate background and press releases, is available through the company's website at www.riteaid.com.

*Other pharmacies are available in the network. Rite Aid participates with other Medicare Part D Plans. A full list of all Prescription Drug Plans with which Rite Aid participates is available upon request .**Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx is offered by Symphonix Health Insurance, a Part D Plan with a Medicare Contract. Enrollment in Symphonix Rite Aid Value Rx depends on contract renewal. The benefit information provided is a summary, not a complete description of benefits. Limitations, copayments and restrictions may apply. Benefits, pharmacy network and/or copayments/co-insurance may change on January 1 of each year. You must continue to pay your Part B premiums. ***WellPoint affiliates are PPO plans, HMO plans and PDP plans with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in WellPoint affiliates depends on contract renewal.

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