The pharmacy benefit manager at Kroger’s New York City location has stopped accepting applications from people who can’t pay by credit card.
“Rite Aid will no longer accept applications for pharmacy benefit managers that can’t be paid for in cash or by check,” the pharmacy benefit service’s website says.
“Rice Krispies is not accepting applications for the benefit manager position.”
“If you are an individual who has never applied for a benefit manager and you can’t afford to pay by check, you can still apply for the position through our online form.”
The policy follows the news that Rite Aid would be launching a pharmacy benefit portal at all its stores, which it said was designed to help people “make the most of our pharmacy benefit benefits”.
Rite arias pharmacy benefit plan, which offers limited pharmacy benefit, also has its own website, where people can pay by debit card or credit card, but the portal has a separate payment processing process.
RiteAid said it was making the change to reduce the number of people who would be unable to pay their prescriptions by credit cards.
The company said it had received more than 10,000 requests from people unable to make payments.
“We’re continuing to hear from individuals that they’ve tried to pay, and we’ve been able to help them pay, but we’re continuing the process of letting people pay through our website,” spokeswoman Sarah Kudrash said.
Rita’s Health is the pharmacy benefits provider for more than 4 million Americans, and it was founded in 2005 and is one of the largest pharmacy benefit plans in the US.