Members should begin using the new cards on June 1, 2014. If additional cards are needed, please request additional cards via the
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Effective June 1, MedImpact will process pharmacy claims for all lines of HealthPlus business (with the exception of Medicare Part D). In late May, all members
will receive new ID cards that contain new claims processing information for pharmacies. Member ID numbers and pharmacy benefits will not change.
One change that is notable with the new cards is that pharmacy billing information will be displayed on all cards, regardless of whether or not the member has pharmacy benefits with HealthPlus. This allows members without HealthPlus prescription drug coverage to use their ID card at
to obtain flu vaccines and preferred diabetic test strips.
Our pharmacy team works to ensure that national benchmarks and trends are followed. In an effort to guarantee that our programs stay consistent with those benchmarks the following changes will be made:
Industry standards now show that copays for non-formulary or non-preferred brand have changed; therefore, starting June 1, HealthPlus will begin charging the non-formulary, or
copay for all brand products that are available as a generic.
For example, if a member has a $10/$20/$40 drug copay, and has been paying $20 for a non-preferred brand drug, beginning June 1, they will begin paying the $40 non-preferred brand copay.
Members who desire to continue to receive the brand product will pay the higher non-formulary or non-preferred brand copay. This change also applies to members who have prior authorization to receive a brand product that has an FDA-approved generic alternative.
We are not requiring members on brand Synthroid, Dilantin, Tegretol, Coumadin or Lanoxin to switch to the generic. Members will pay the preferred brand copay for these drugs as indicated in their member subscriber contract.
The majority of our members are not affected by these changes; however, members who are affected by these changes have received notification from HealthPlus encouraging them to discuss alternatives with their physician.
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