With open enrollment for new health insurance options under the Affordable Care Act now underway, CVS Caremark is doing its part to help customers learn about their insurance options under the new health care law. CVS Caremark’s outreach and education program includes retail events and brochure displays at more than 7,500 CVS/pharmacy stores and 650 MinuteClinic locations. Information is also available online at www.cvs.com/insurance.
A recent CVS Caremark survey found that pharmacies will be a primary resource to meet the needs of uninsured Americans, with 68 percent of those surveyed expecting retail pharmacies to offer health insurance information in-store and/or online. Among those asking for help, Hispanics and the youngest group surveyed (aged 18-35) were significantly more likely to say they need help understanding the exchanges.
CVS/pharmacy will also be hosting approximately 5,000 in-store events with health insurance experts, including representatives of state exchanges and local health plans.