Effective July 1, 2015, CVS/caremark will replace Express Scripts as the prescription benefit (RX) vendor. You will soon receive communications from CVS/caremark, including your new RX cards.
The following is helpful information regarding this transition to CVS/caremark:
- Pharmacy Network – The network includes most of the large pharmacy chains, including but not limited to, Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS. It also includes roughly 26,000 independent pharmacies across the country.
- Formulary – A change in vendors includes a new formulary list (see below for more information). To prevent disruption in coverage, your prescriptions will be filled and covered as they are currently through September 30, 2015. If your prescription is affected by this formulary change, you will be notified by CVS/caremark. You can then work with your doctor to find an alternate drug that may be on the formulary list.
- Customer Service – CVS/caremark will have an active customer service phone number beginning July 1. This number will be located on your RX card.
What is a prescription drug formulary?
A list of prescription drugs, both generic and brand name, which are included on a preferred list maintained by your health plan’s prescription drug vendor.
Contact University Payroll and Benefits (UPB).
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Urbana: 217-333-3111
- Chicago: 312-996-6471
- Springfield: 217-206-7144 or 217-206-7211