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Date:11/12/2008

Online CVS/pharmacy Medicare Part D Calculator offers easy access to personalized Part D Plan comparisons

WOONSOCKET, R.I. and WASHINGTON, Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- As the Open Enrollment Period for Medicare Part D approaches, CVS/pharmacy -- the nation's leading retail pharmacy -- and the National Council on Aging (NCOA) are educating seniors on how to identify the right Medicare prescription drug plan at the most affordable cost. Among the resources is CVS/pharmacy's online Medicare Part D Calculator that offers easy access to personalized Part D comparisons, available at http://www.cvs.com/medicare.

To view the Multimedia News Release, go to: http://www.prnewswire.com/mnr/cvsmedicarepartd/35404/

"This year, seniors can expect to see changes in most Medicare Part D plans affecting monthly premiums, co-payments and even which drugs are covered," said Dave Purdy, vice president, pharmacy operations, CVS/pharmacy. "The good news is that those eligible for Medicare Part D can see significant savings and receive better coverage if they take the time to review their plans, and change their plan if appropriate. The CVS/pharmacy Medicare Part D Calculator is extremely useful in helping seniors navigate the maze of monthly premiums, deductibles, prescription co-payments and covered drugs in order to find the right plan for them."

In addition to providing an online resource, CVS/pharmacy has been educating seniors on the importance of reviewing plans through outreach efforts with NCOA, including senior center visits, direct mail and in-store communications. CVS pharmacists have been trained on the Medicare Part D plan changes, and are available to advise seniors based on their unique prescription history and predicted changes for 2009.

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