Walgreens Boots Alliance maintains streak with quarterly dividend increase
DEERFIELD, Ill. — The board of directors of Walgreens Boots Alliance on Wednesday declared a regular quarterly dividend of 36 cents per share, a 6.7% increase over the year ago dividend.
The dividend is payable Dec. 11 to stockholders of record as of Nov. 16.
Walgreens Boots Alliance and its predecessor company, Walgreens, have paid a dividend in 332 straight quarters (83 years) and have raised the dividend for 40 consecutive years.
Rite Aid’s Medicare Advisor tool will help seniors choose best plan
CAMP HILL, Pa. — Rite Aid pharmacies nationwide are providing free resources to help its senior customers select the right prescription drug plan or update their existing coverage during the annual Medicare Part D enrollment period. Now through Dec. 7, 2015, customers can use Rite Aid's Medicare Advisor tool to request the three lowest-cost prescription drug plans based on current prescriptions filled at Rite Aid.
Rite Aid's Medicare Advisor tool is available at any Rite Aid pharmacy and online.
“As a retail healthcare company, Rite Aid is committed to providing its customers with the resources they need to help them reach their goal of leading healthier lives,” Jocelyn Konrad, EVP pharmacy for Rite Aid, said. “The Medicare Part D enrollment period is the perfect time for our patients to speak with our pharmacists about the tools we offer, including Medicare Advisor, which can help them select the drug plan to best fit their prescription needs.”
With Rite Aid's Medicare Advisor tool, customers can compare the estimated annual costs of various plans, including monthly premiums, brand and generic co-pays and drugs covered. Customers can then discuss their Medicare Advisor report with their Rite Aid pharmacists, who are available to answer questions they may have.
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