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Pharmacy Benefit Changes for 2008

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With the New Year came some changes in the pharmacy benefits offered to our members . . . have you noticed?

Covered medications and copayments.

Effective January 1, 2008, Capital Health Plan adopted new formularies for our commercial and Medicare plans (a formulary lists the drugs we cover and at what copayments). To learn more about these changes, visit our website.

National pharmacy network

In 2008, Capital Health Plan began using the Caremark National Pharmacy Network. This means that, in addition to participating local pharmacies, you now can use your CHP pharmacy benefit at some 62,000 pharmacies nationwide. For network pharmacies located outside of our service area, log onto caremark.com. Register by using your CHP identification number, and then choose Find Local Pharmacy. (For any difficulties with Caremark’s website, contact the customer service department at 1-800-966-5772.) When using these out-of-area pharmacies, present your CHP identification card to take advantage of your typical copayments.

New online information

The Caremark website also offers excellent and extensive resources:

  • your prescription drug history, drug and pharmacy coverage information, and possible ways to save money on your prescriptions
  • educational material on all prescription medications
  • a tool to screen for drug interactions
  • medical information on many health conditions