MEMPHIS, Tenn., Nov. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Now through Dec. 7, fred's Pharmacy, the southeastern United States-based retail pharmacy chain, will offer free Medicare Part D plan comparisons and resources to those eligible at its 371 fred's Pharmacy locations.
"The most frequently asked questions about Medicare Part D are 'should I enroll' and 'what are the costs,'" said Tim Liebmann, chief operating officer, pharmacy, fred's Inc. "Our hometown pharmacists offer free and personalized Medicare Part D plan comparisons and are ready to assist individuals in selecting which plan is right for them, based on their current prescriptions."
Local fred's pharmacists can also help individuals decide if they're currently in the right Medicare Part D plan, as the prescriptions covered, premiums, deductibles and annual out-of-pocket expenses can change annually.
"You don't have to be a current fred's Pharmacy patient to benefit from this free Medicare Part D plan comparison and you can walk away knowing your options," concluded Liebmann.
According to eHealth, patients who reviewed and switched their Medicare Part D plans saved an average of $898 per year. Medicare Part D prescription drug coverage covers both brand-name and generic drugs. For information on Medicare Part D, visit www.fredsmeds.com/prescription-center/medicare-information. fred's Pharmacy does not endorse any specific Medicare Part D plans.
In addition to offering information and resources on Medicare Part D plan comparisons, fred's Pharmacy offers a wide variety of vaccinations and immunizations. It is especially important for individuals considered "high risk" to get their immunizations – including those 65 and older or those who have diabetes or chronic heart conditions. For more information on immunizations available at fred's Pharmacy, visit https://www.fredsmeds.com/healthy-living/immunizations.
About fred's Inc.
fred's Inc.and subsidiaries operate in 15 states in the southeastern United States with 304 full-service pharmacy departments located within fred's stores, including four franchised locations. Additionally, fred's Inc. has 57 Xpress pharmacy locations, three specialty pharmacy locations and more than 650 discount general merchandise stores chain-wide. With a unique store format and strategy, combining the best elements of a discount dollar store, drug store and mass merchant, fred's stocks more than 12,000 frequently purchased items addressing the daily needs of its customers. For more information about fred's, visit www.fredsinc.com.
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