An update on Maintenance Medication Prescriptions under the OptumRx Drug Plan
A change under the OptumRx plan requires maintenance medications for chronic conditions such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes to be filled in 90-day supplies through the Optum mail order pharmacy or at a CVS pharmacy. To ease in the transition, members are permitted up to two 30-day supplies of maintenance medication at a retail pharmacy prior to having to obtain 90-day supplies through Optum mail order/ CVS.
If this affects you, please contact you physician to request 90-day quantity supply of any maintenance medication. Then you can have it conveniently filled and delivered to you or filled at your local CVS pharmacy. Refilling your prescription every three months is more convenient and will help save money with lower copay amounts. Visit www.optumrx.com for more information about how to utilize the mail order pharmacy.
Thirty-six Operating Engineer health plans have joined a coalition led by the International Union to save a combined $10 million per year. These savings will help keep retirees’ premiums from going up & address the normal annual cost increases in health care.