Gouverneur-based Kinney Drugs offering 30-day supply of drugs to those just enrolled in health exchange plans but awaiting IDs
Friday, January 3, 2014 - 5:40 pm

Gouverneur-based Kinney Drugs stores are offering individuals who enrolled in a new health exchange plan, but have not received ID numbers, a 30-day supply of prescriptions at no upfront cost from now through the end of January.

The offer is aimed at helping new enrollees under the Affordable Care Act, which has commonly referred to as Obamacare.

Some consumers who signed up for new health insurance plans in recent weeks are still waiting for the personal identification information they need to access their new benefits.

“We are the local pharmacy who cares deeply about supporting our patients’ health care needs and providing affordable access to prescription medications,” Jim Spencer, president of Kinney Drugs stores said. “We want to ensure patients receive continuity of care and experience a smooth transition during this change with their health care coverage.”

Customers who have enrolled in an insurance plan under the ACA, but haven’t received proper identification from their insurer, are encouraged to speak to a Kinney Drugs pharmacist to see if they are eligible to receive a transitional supply of prescriptions to bridge the insurance gap.

The transitional supply is a prescription of up to 30-days and is available at any of the 99 Kinney Drugs stores including Ogdensburg, Potsdam, Massena, Canton and Gouverneur.