DUBLIN — Sept. 03, 2013 — With the window for Medicare enrollment opening on Oct. 15 and running through Dec. 7, Cardinal Health recently launched a new, customizable Medicare Enrollment Toolkit to help its retail pharmacy customers educate the rapidly growing Medicare-eligible population about coverage options.
The new toolkit provides a wide range of pre-printed educational and marketing materials — ranging from customizable brochures and posters to window clings and bag stickers — which pharmacists can use to encourage patients to talk with them about Medicare enrollment options. The kit also includes online access to additional materials, including newspaper/bulletin, radio ads and a PowerPoint presentation that can be used to discuss Medicare enrollment options in community meetings.
“As the Medicare population continues to experience unprecedented growth, community pharmacists are ideally suited to help beneficiaries understand the various Medicare prescription drug plan options,” said Myles Hoover, vice president of Marketing and Customer Solutions for Cardinal Health. “This toolkit equips retail pharmacists – who are often their community’s most accessible healthcare resource — with the materials they need to let patients know about the Medicare open enrollment period and to reinforce that they can help patients navigate the system and better understand their coverage options.”
For more information about the Medicare Enrollment Toolkit contact [email protected]. The deadline to purchase the kit is Sept. 13.
About Cardinal Health
Headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, Cardinal Health, Inc. (NYSE: CAH) is a $108 billion health care services company that improves the cost-effectiveness of health care. As the business behind health care, Cardinal Health helps pharmacies, hospitals, ambulatory surgery centers and physician offices focus on patient care while reducing costs, enhancing efficiency and improving quality. Cardinal Health is an essential link in the health care supply chain, providing pharmaceuticals and medical products to more than 60,000 locations each day. The company is also a leading manufacturer of medical and surgical products, including gloves, surgical apparel and fluid management products. In addition, the company supports the growing diagnostic industry by supplying medical products to clinical laboratories and operating the nation’s largest network of radiopharmacies that dispense products to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of disease. Ranked #19 on the Fortune 500, Cardinal Health employs more than 30,000 people worldwide. More information about the company may be found at cardinalhealth.com and @CardinalHealth on Twitter.
SOURCE: Cardinal Health