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Pharmacy reaches out to help educate consumers on healthcare options

Posted on Thursday, October 24, 2013 at 10:07 am

Healthcare1As the saga of healthcare continues, things are becoming more and more difficult for consumers, especially for those with United Health Care, a company that has already pulled out of several cities across the country, including Lincoln County.

That’s right, United Healthcare’s Advantage Plan will no longer be offered in Lincoln County, which is forcing several residents across the county to search for other alternatives. But where do they look? Who do they talk to? On Monday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. Steve Gnade with Gnade Insurance Agency will be on site at Elsberry Pharmacy, along with Pharmacy Owner Jerry Callahan, RPH, to help answer those very questions.

“The key is, people need to always review these plans, because things change,” explained Callahan. “Understand, what someone has this year may not be what works for them next year. And what it comes down to is educating people and helping them review their options.”

United Healthcare is the nation’s largest health insurer and the second provider to leave the individual health insurance market in advance of changes being made by the Affordable Care Act. Aetna Inc, the nation’s third largest health insurer made a similar move, which affected approximately 50,000 existing policy holders.