GREEN BAY, Wis., Jan. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Shopko pharmacies are prepared to assist individuals who are experiencing coverage issues now that the Affordable Care Act is underway. With the many new insurance plans available from the Health Insurance Marketplace and the delays the Marketplace has experienced, some patients may encounter prescription coverage issues until they receive their new insurance card.
"Consistent with our usual practice, Shopko will do what is needed to take care of the customer so they do not experience any delays filling prescriptions and getting necessary medications," said Mike Bettiga, Chief Operating Officer.
Shopko will assist patients with a valid prescription but who have not received their insurance card by providing an interim supply of prescriptions. Proof of enrollment will be required.
Pharmacy customers with questions are encouraged to contact their local Shopko pharmacy.
Shopko is owned by an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., a leading private investment firm focused on leverage buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in market-leading companies.
Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Shopko Stores Operating Co., LLC is a $3 billion retailer that operates 326 stores in 21 states throughout the Midwest, Mountain, North Central and Pacific Northwest regions. Retail formats include 134 Shopko stores, providing quality name-brand merchandise, great values, pharmacy and optical services in small to mid-sized cities; 5 Shopko Express Rx stores, a convenient neighborhood drugstore concept; 6 Shopko Pharmacy locations; and 181 Shopko Hometown stores, a smaller concept store developed to meet the needs of smaller communities. For more information, visit www.shopko.com.