ROCKVILLE, Md.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., (NASDAQ: CHSI) today announced that AARP has selected Catalyst Rx as its new member benefit provider, responsible for providing millions of AARP members with access to discounts on their prescriptions.
“Making prescription discounts available to our members is important to AARP and, as a result, it was key that we find a best-in-class provider to manage this very important program,” said David Mathis, SVP, Health Products & Services for AARP Services, Inc.
“Catalyst has built a strong reputation through their continued product innovations and strong track record of service excellence.”
Beginning April 1, AARP® Prescription Discounts, provided by Catalyst Rx, will be an automatic member benefit offered to all AARP members as part of their membership. This will enable all AARP members to take advantage of exclusive discounts on all FDA-approved prescription medications and specialty drugs at more than 55,000 participating retail pharmacies and via mail order.
“It’s an honor to have been selected by AARP to provide this critically important discount program,” said Rick Bates, President and Chief Operating Officer of Catalyst Health Solutions. “It's exciting to align with a world-class organization like AARP to deliver consumer solutions that can make a difference to so many people.”
About Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. (www.chsi.com):
Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc., the fastest growing national PBM in the U.S., is built on strong, innovative principles in the management of prescription drug benefits and provides an unbiased, client-centered philosophy resulting in industry-leading client retention rates. The Company's subsidiaries include Catalyst Rx, a full-service pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) serving more than 18 million lives in the United States and Puerto Rico; HospiScript Services, LLC, one of the largest providers of PBM services to the hospice industry; FutureScripts, LLC, a full-service PBM serving approximately one million lives in the mid-Atlantic region; and a fully integrated prescription mail service facility. The Company's clients include self-insured employers, including state and local governments, managed care organizations, unions, hospices, third-party administrators and individuals.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with a membership that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 35.1 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's millions of members and Americans 50+; AARP VIVA, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
About AARP Services, Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP’s millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services; legal services; and long term care insurance. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.
This press release may contain "forward-looking statements" as defined in the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements involve a number of risks and uncertainties that might materially affect our results, particularly those risks referred to in our Annual Report on Form 10-K for the year ended December 31, 2010, and in our Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q for the quarter ended September 30, 2011, under "Item 1A. Risk Factors." Readers are urged to carefully review and consider the various disclosures made in our Annual Report on Form 10-K, our Forms 10-Q, and our other filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission that attempt to advise interested parties of the risks and uncertainties that may affect our business. Catalyst Health Solutions, Inc. does not undertake any obligation to update forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or other developments.