BENTONVILLE, Ark. — Prescription drug savings have been added to the perks of Walmart+ membership.
A new program called Walmart+ Rx for less provides “incredible value” on the prescriptions members rely on most, says Dr. Cheryl Pegus, executive vice president of health and wellness for Walmart U.S. “When you consider the frequency with which many prescriptions are filled, the importance of medication adherence and the ease of multiple fulfilment options, we can make it easier for someone to manage their medical conditions. As a company, we’re on a journey to make health care more accessible and affordable with our pharmacists providing their clinical expertise to our customers.”
Walmart+ members can choose to use the prescription discount program instead of their health insurance. Discounts can also be applied to e-prescriptions transferred to a Walmart pharmacy.
“We’re designing Walmart+ to be the ultimate life hack for our customers. It’s been our commitment from the beginning to continue to grow the suite of benefits we offer Walmart+ members. We know we can use our size and scale to help simplify things for our customers in a way only we can,” says Walmart U.S. executive vice president and chief customer officer Janey Whiteside.
The program, administered by MedImpact, a pharmacy benefits management company, delivers savings on the most commonly prescribed medications across a variety of needs, including heart health, mental health, allergies and diabetes management. Anyone with a paid Walmart+ membership now has access to selected medications at zero cost, and to thousands of additional prescription drugs at discounts of up to 85%.