Pharmacy Plan/Walgreens Update

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To: UT System-wide Faculty and Staff
From: Director of Payroll Rob Chance

Beginning July 1, 2010, Caremark CVS will become the pharmacy benefits manager for all employees participating in the State of Tennessee Group Health Insurance Program. If you have not received your new prescription card, please call the Caremark call center on July 1 at 1-877-522-TNRX (8679). A customer service representative will order a new card for you and provide instructions on how to print a temporary card from the
Caremark website.

Walgreens Update

On June 15, 2010 employees were notified that Walgreens Pharmacy would not be included in the Caremark CVS pharmacy network.  However, Caremark and Walgreens now have reached an agreement and Walgreens will continue to be a part of the 30-day pharmacy network. However, Walgreens will not be part of the 90-day mail at retail network effective July 1, 2010.

90-day Mail at Retail

The Caremark 90-day mail at retail network is more limited than the Caremark 30 day network. This limitation provides savings to the health plans and allows the plans to preserve other valuable health benefits. You can locate a participating 90-day mail at retail pharmacy by visiting the Caremark Web Site.

Participants will have three options for filling maintenance medications:

  • Use a participating 30-day retail pharmacy to fill prescriptions on a monthly basis.
  • Use a participating 90-day mail at retail pharmacy to fill 90-day supplies for reduced co-pay.
  • Use the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy to fill 90-day supplies for a reduced co-pay and have prescriptions sent directly to your home with no shipping costs.

If you have any questions, please call Caremark 24/7 at 1-877-522-TNRX (8679).

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