The biggest pharmacies in the U.S. are partnering with the Obama administration to promote Obamacare health insurance plans, officials announced Thursday.
Walgreens is including information about the Affordable Care Act on prescription bag receipts. Rite Aid is directing its "wellness ambassadors" to answer shoppers' questions about healthcare.gov and refer them to the website where they can buy a plan.
And CVS Health is allowing people who buy Obamacare plans to pay their monthly premium at any of the chain's nearly 8,000 locations around the country. The service is aimed at people who may struggle to pay their bill online or via check if they don't have a checking account.
"We are proud to have thousands of trusted pharmacists and pharmacies working to reach millions of consumers with the information and resources they need to enroll in quality, affordable health coverage this open enrollment," said Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell. "This strong participation is further indication that businesses are investing in open enrollment because they believe it is good for their business and for their customers."