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 am on military leave. What happens to my family coverage?

If you are on military leave for 31 days or less, you and your family will continue to receive health care coverage for up to 31 days. Coverage continues until the end of the month, after the month in which you are deployed.

If you are on military leave for more than 31 days, the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act of 1994 (USERRA) allows you to continue medical, prescription drug, vision, and dental coverage for you and your family at your own expense for up to 36 months. This continu­ation right is similar to COBRA. Your dependent(s) may also be eligible for health care coverage under TRICARE, the military health plan. For more information on your benefits if you go on military leave, visit the "If You Enter Military Service" on the Life Events page.

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