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Learn About Your Flu Shot Benefit

The single best way to prevent the flu is to get your flu shot 

How flu shots are covered

Flu shots are covered under Medicare Part B (medical) coverage. When you get a flu shot, show your ID card for medical coverage — not your card for prescription drugs. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu shot.

Options to get your flu shot with our Medicare Advantage plans:

  • Schedule an appointment with your doctor
  • Visit one of our in-network flu providers listed below
  • Our in-network flu providers bill us directly so you won’t have to pay upfront.

In-network flu shot providers

Albertsons  Meijer Pharmacies
Albertsons, Acme  MinuteClinic, Inc
Albertsons, Jewel Osco  Publix Supermarkets
Albertsons, Shaws Osco  QuickChek Pharmacies (only in NJ)
Albertsons, Osco  Rite Aid Pharmacies
Albertsons, Savon  RediClinic
Carilion Clinic Pharmacies (VA only) Safeway, Carrs (AK)
Carvajal Pharmacy (TX only) Safeway, Vons (Southern CA)
CVS  Safeway, Pavilions (Southern CA)
Food Lion  Safeway, Randalls (TX)
Giant Eagle  Safeway, Tom Thumb (TX) 
Hannaford Supermarket & Pharmacy (includes Delhaize Pharmacies) Safeway Dominick’s (Chicago)  
Harris Teeter  ShopRite/Wakefern 
Harvey’s Supermarkets  SUPERVALU, Osco 
HEB Grocery  SUPERVALU, Sav-on 
Kmart Pharmacies  SUPERVALU, CUB 
Kroger, Dillion SUPERVALU, Shop’n Save
Kroger, Fred Meyer SUPERVALU, Farm Fresh
Kroger, Frys Food and Drug SUPERVALU, Shoppers
Kroger, King Soopers The Little Clinic, LLC
Kroger, Smiths The Little Clinic (Walk in Clinic)
Kroger, Ralphs Walgreens Pharmacies
Marc’s Pharmacies (OH and CT only)  

In-network flu providers can bill us using a standard medical claim submission form (837).

You can also get a flu shot from a flu provider that is not in our flu network. With this option, you need to send a copy of your receipt to the claims address on your Aetna ID card. Be sure to include your member ID on the receipt.
 

Disclaimers

Aetna Medicare is a PDP, HMO, PPO plan with a Medicare contract. Our SNPs also have contracts with State Medicaid programs. Enrollment in our plans depends on contract renewal. 

See Evidence of Coverage for a complete description of plan benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. Plan features and availability may vary by service area.

This information is not a complete description of benefits. Contact the plan for more information. Limitations, copayments, and restrictions may apply. Benefits, premium and/or copayments/coinsurance may change on January 1 of each year.

The formulary, pharmacy network, and/or provider network may change at any time. You will receive notice when necessary. 

Participating doctors, hospitals and other health care providers are independent contractors. They're neither agents nor employees of Aetna. The availability of any particular provider can't be guaranteed. Provider network make-up is subject to change. 

Aetna Medicare’s pharmacy network offers limited access to pharmacies with preferred cost sharing in: Suburban NY; and Rural AR, NY, and UT. The lower costs advertised in our plan materials for these pharmacies may not be available at the pharmacy you use. For up-to-date information about our network pharmacies, including pharmacies with preferred cost sharing, members please call the number on your ID card, non-members please call 1-855-338-7027 (TTY: 711) or consult the online pharmacy directory at http://www.aetnamedicare.com/pharmacyhelp.

       Y0001_4006_8294 Approved 11/04/2016

       Page last updated: Wed Dec 21 14:21:23 EST 2016

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