The State Group Insurance Program is working to manage costs and keep quality benefits in place.
Effective July 1, 2010, all drug benefits will be combined under a single pharmacy manager. You will receive a new pharmacy benefits ID card as part of the welcome packet you will receive from CVS Caremark in early June. This packet will be mailed to your home address. Read more in the ParTNers for Health Newsletter, March 2010.
Effective January 2011, current health insurance options will be replaced with two new PPOs. The current PPO, POS, HMO will no longer be available. Both options will have deductibles, co-pays and co-insurance and will cover the same services, but one will reward you with lower costs if you take charge of your health. Premium levels (tiers) will expand from two to four. You will have to choose a health insurance option during the Annual Enrollment Transfer Period, which will be September 15-October 15, 2010. Read more in the ParTNers for Health Newsletter, April 2010.
Alert: Please be aware that ParTNers for Health is not making phone calls to members to verify such information. Members should not provide personal information if they receive a call from someone claiming to be with the “Partners for Health program.”