- In the wake of the coronavirus outbreak, CVS will offer free medication delivery for its customers, effective immediately.
- Aetna will be doing the same, and will life their early refill limit for customers.
- Aetna will also waive any copay for people who need coronavirus testing.
CVS Pharmacy is attempting to help its customers who are fearful or can’t leave their homes due to the coronavirus outbreak. According to a report from USA Today, CVS will be offering that their customers can receive free medication delivery.
The offer, starting “immediately,” is the latest innovation in the company’s steps to help combat the outbreak of COVID-19, which the World Health Organization reported has affected almost a hundred thousand people in 88 countries and killed 3,000, including 26 deaths in the U.S.
Aetna, a company associated with CVS, will be lifting early refill limits on 30-day prescriptions designed to address conditions that are considered to be chronic, such as hypertension and asthma. Those on Medicare or are associated with Aetna’s health policies will also have the ability to receive a 90-day supply for prescriptions for those who suffer from those conditions.
The insurance company also plans to waive anyone's copays that are necessary for those to be tested for the virus. Any laboratory directly associated with the company's health plan will also offer testing to anyone needing to take the test.
In an official statement from the health company, Troyen Brennan, executive vice president and chief medical officer of CVS Health, said that this “will help ensure patients of all ages have every option available to them” when it comes to receiving their medication.
“As long as COVID-19 continues to be a threat,” Brennan said, “we’ll maintain a relentless focus on how best to serve our patients, members and customers.”
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