RALEIGH, NC, January 05, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- The Kroger Co. (http://www.kroger.com/), the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer with 16 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, has announced that each of its 111 pharmacies across the Mid-Atlantic region, will offer a program to assist diabetic patients with private insurance savings via a $4 co-pay on Kroger Premium blood glucose test strips. Where 200 blood glucose test strips typically cost patients a co-pay of $40, Kroger Premium's offerings will now provide a savings of $36 each month. ---
Unlike other co-pay programs offered by many blood glucose strip companies, the Kroger Premium program does not require patients to carry or renew any type of membership card. Kroger pharmacies work to provide diabetic patients a full selection of the highest quality products needed to manage their disease while benefiting from savings on glucose tablets, lancets, syringes and other items to help ease the cost of diabetes management, as well as provide counseling services.
"One of the greatest concerns of our customers is that their blood glucose co-pay on test strips continues to rise exponentially," said Allison McGee, customer communications specialist for Kroger. "For those living with diabetes, the out-of-pocket expense for these monitoring test strips, even with insurance, can be as much as $1,000 each year. This is one of the reasons why we developed our $4 co-pay program. Our customers have always been our number one priority, and we hope the result of this program is that our customers can more comfortably afford diabetic supplies or medications."
- Kroger pharmacies offer cash-paying patients who do not carry private pay insurance with a high accuracy meter and test strips at everyday low prices. Patients can receive a Kroger No Code meter for as little as $10, and low-cost test strips are available in 25-, 50- and 100-count at significant savings compared to national brand strips and several other store brands.
Kroger, the nation's largest traditional grocery retailer, has 16 stores throughout the Triangle and North Carolina, including Apex (1), Cary (1), Garner (1), Fuquay-Varina (1), Raleigh (6) and Durham (6). Headquartered in Cincinnati, the company employs more than 338,000 associates who serve customers in 2,439 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates 788 convenience stores, 361 fine jewelry stores, 1,046 supermarket fuel centers and 40 food processing plants in the United States. Kroger focuses its charitable efforts on supporting hunger relief, health and wellness initiatives, and local organizations in the communities it serves. For more information, please visit http://www.kroger.com.
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