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Winn-Dixie To Cover Initial Prescription Costs For Customers Transitioning To The Public Health Insurance Marketplace

Winn-Dixie Stores, Inc. today announced that its in-store pharmacies will fill up to a 30-day supply of most prescription medications at no up-front cost to those customers who have enrolled in the Affordable Care Act's Public Health Insurance Marketplace but have not yet received their permanent plan identification cards. This offer is in effect from now until Jan. 31, 2014.

 

“Many of our customers need their prescriptions immediately and without interruption,” said John Fegan, Winn-Dixie’s vice president of pharmacy. “By filling certain prescriptions at no up-front cost for up to 30 days, we hope to help make their transition to the Public Health Insurance Marketplace a little easier.”

 

To receive this benefit, customers will need to visit their local Winn-Dixie pharmacy and provide confirmation of enrollment in the Public Health Insurance Marketplace. Acceptable forms of confirmation include, but may not be limited to, email, letters or temporary identification cards. Customers are encouraged to call or visit a Winn-Dixie pharmacy for more information and may find a location at www.winndixie.com.

 

To help take the burden off of customers, Winn-Dixie pharmacies will continue to submit and process the claims until verification of coverage is received. Once the process is complete, Winn-Dixie pharmacies will contact customers to confirm coverage acceptance.

 

About Winn-Dixie Pharmacy

Winn-Dixie currently offers a prescription savings program in all of its pharmacies that provides 30-day prescriptions for $4 and 90-day prescriptions for $10 on more than 400 generic medications and varied discounts on name-brand and other generic medications. The grocer offers customers a wealth of health benefits and services, including daily, free blood pressure checks, fast and easy prescription refills and/or transfers, convenient refills through the Ready Refill program, low-cost health screenings, such as cholesterol or diabetes and female and male wellness screenings. For information about the Winn-Dixie pharmacy, or to schedule a specific appointment time with a certified Winn-Dixie pharmacist this year, customers may visit www.winndixie.com/pharmacy.


 

About Bi-Lo Holdings

Bi-Lo Holdings, LLC, the parent company of BI-LO and Winn-Dixie grocery stores, is the ninth-largest conventional supermarket chain in the United States based on net sales. The company employs nearly 60,000 associates who serve customers in 684 grocery stores and 482 in-store pharmacies throughout the eight southeastern states of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Tennessee. BI-LO and Winn-Dixie are well-known and well-respected regional brands with deep heritages, strong neighborhood ties, proud histories of giving back, talented and loyal associates, and strong commitments to providing the best possible quality and value to customers. For more information, please visit www.bi-lo.com and www.winn-dixie.com.

 

Forward-Looking Statements for Bi-Lo Holdings

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Forward-looking statements reflect our current expectations, based on currently available information, and are not guarantees of performance. Although we believe that the expectations reflected in such forward-looking statements are based on reasonable assumptions, these expectations could prove inaccurate as such statements involve risks and uncertainties, many of which are beyond our ability to control or predict. Should one or more of these risks or uncertainties, or other risks or uncertainties not currently known to us or that we currently deem to be immaterial, materialize, or should underlying assumptions prove incorrect, actual results may vary materially from those anticipated, estimated or projected.  For these reasons, we caution you against relying on forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date on which they are made. Except as may be required by applicable law, we undertake no obligation to update any forward-looking statements to reflect events or circumstances after the date on which they are made or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.

 

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