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Winn-Dixie to offer health insurance to Florida customers

BY DSN STAFF

NEW YORK Uninsured Floridians may find a new kind of stocking stuffer in their Christmas stockings this year — one that will help them toward seeing the doctor they’ve been meaning to see, you know, just as soon as they could afford it. The cards are available beginning this month at Winn-Dixie and will be rolled out to CVS/pharmacy beginning in November.

 

It’s an idea that’s more akin to pre-paid phone cards than anything else, and accordingly will be merchandised alongside other gift card offerings.

 

 

For $19, that FamilyBlue card qualifies a family of six for three months of 20% to 60% discounts on dental visits, eye care and prescriptions.

 

 

The $59 Gift of Health Care card is applied against BCBSF’s GoBlue product, which provides access to physician visits (GoBlue covers the first $50 of that visit), between $5 to $15 toward the purchase of a prescription drug and free lab services (but only if Quest Diagnostics is the lab) for affordable premiums – as low as $26 per month for a 25-year-old individual. Members receive access to a statewide PPO network and because GoBlue is a guaranteed issue product, no applicants are denied enrollment. Furthermore, without a lifetime maximum, members can continue to receive benefits as long as they pay their premiums.

 

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Report: Kwik Shops to test drive-thru pharmacies in partnership with Dillons

BY Allison Cerra

WICHITA, Kan. Two Kroger-owned stores will launch a pilot program that merges the company’s convenience store and pharmacy concepts.

Dillions pharmacies will be implemented in two Kansas Kwik Shop convenience stores, according to the Wichita Eagle.

Dillons spokesperson Sheila Lowrie told the newspaper construction will start late next month. The new pharmacies, which will include drive-thrus, will open in early spring. Additionally, customers will be able to fill prescriptions and speak to pharmacists on site.

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Screen Dreams Publishing to release ‘Living Fireplace: Volume 2’

BY Allison Cerra

PHILADELPHIA, Pa. Screen Dreams Publishing, a leading developer and distributor of lively ambient imagery DVDs for all flat panel HDTVs, introduces a new and improved version of the top selling “fireplace” DVD with the release of “Living Fireplace: Volume 2” available on Nov. 2 on DVD and for the first time on Blu-ray.

Featuring 20 unique scenes shot in 1080p and 720p high definition video- four of which are specifically themed for Christmas, and 10 soothing music and natural sound effects tracks.

“Our new and improved Living Fireplace: Volume 2 is the perfect holiday gift and offers more features and scenes than ever before,” said Stephen Spivak, founder and president of Screen Dreams Publishing Inc. “Since launching Living Fireplace four years ago, we continue to be the leader in ‘fireplace’ DVDs with our unparalleled variety of unique scenes, crisp HD picture, calming sound effects, and gorgeous music tracks that allow Living Fireplace: Volume 2  to instantly transform any HDTV into a vibrant window of warmth.”

Living Fireplace: Volume 2 is available through all major distributors and online at www.ScreenDreamsDVD.com. National retailers include Walmart.com, Amazon.com, Sam’s Club, RC Willey and many more.

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