Wal-Mart Enhances $4 Prescription Drug Program

Wal-Mart, Neighborhood Market and Sam’s Club pharmacies will fill prescriptions for up to 350 generic medications at $10 for a 90-day supply.  Expanding on the women’s medicines, Alendronate, the recently introduced generic version of Fosamax (used to treat osteoporosis), is now available at Wal-Mart, Neighborhood Market and Sam’s Club pharmacies for $9 for up to a 30-day supply or $24 for a 90-day supply.  In addition Wal-Mart will offer a new $4 over-the-counter or OTC program, offering customers more than 1,000 OTC items priced at $4 or less without a prescription.


Walmart $4 Prescription Drug List Effective May 5th


Walmart $4 Over the Counter List Effective May 5th

Taking Stock of Wellness Programs

Kathryn Fitch and Bruce Pyenson of the Milliman Group author an article “Taking Stock of Wellness Programs” that encourages employers to go back to the basics of evaluating health and wellness programs.  They describe how many employers offer wellness programs and they look at the utility of ROI and wellness programs. 


This is a must read for all that currently have and or developing a wellness program.


Taking Stock of Wellness Programs”  


 I discovered this article on the,  “The Friday Wellness Wrap Up”  by Fiona Gathright, the President of  Corporate Wellness Solutions.

Treasury, IRS Issue 2009 Indexed Amounts for Health Savings Accounts

On May 13, 2008 The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service today issued new guidance on the maximum contribution levels for Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and out-of-pocket spending limits for High Deductible Health Plans (HDHPs) that must be used in conjunction with HSAs.  These amounts have been indexed for cost-of-living adjustments for 2009 and are included in Revenue Procedure 2008-29, which announces changes in several indexed amounts for purposes of the federal income tax.

Click here for the new deductible and contribution levels:

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