Prescription Drug Plan Changes

The Plan will be partnering with UnitedHealthcare®/OptumRx® to provide your prescription drug benefits starting January 1, 2015. On December 31, 2014, your current coverage with Express Scripts Prescription will end. Current members enrolled with Express Scripts will automatically be enrolled in the new plan through UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx.

We will update this page with new information about the change from Express Scripts to UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx whenever there's news to report. Please check it regularly.

Please note that this change only affects participants who have coverage through the CareFirst PPO or the BlueChoice HMO.

If you have medical coverage through the Kaiser Permanente HMO, your prescription drug coverage is not changing. It will remain provided by Kaiser Permanente.

UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx has prepared some frequently asked questions about the transition.

UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx will be sending you more information on this plan in the mail soon, and we will update this page whenever there's news to report.

We recently sent a letter to non-Medicare-eligible retirees to help explain the change. You can read the letter here.

 

In the meantime, feel free to call UnitedHealthcare/OptumRx (888-556-6648; 8am-8pm, 7 days a week) if you have any questions. You can also contact the Plan Office.

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I have other coverage. Can I opt out of Plan coverage?

Yes, if you are a full-time METRO employee or working under the supplemental collective bargaining agreement (the “New Service Agreement”), you may be eligible to opt out of coverage and receive a cash payment amount. You will need to provide proof that you have coverage from a source other than METRO. For more information on opting out of coverage, visit the "Election of Cash Payment/Waiver of Coverage" section on the Enrollment page.

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