The prescription drug program, administered by OptumRx, helps with the cost of medications prescribed to maintain or restore health, or to treat ongoing health conditions.
New for 2021: On January 1, 2021, Express Scripts will administer the prescription drug program. Plan benefits and features remain the same. Only the administration will change. Learn more about the move to Express Scripts.
Prescription drug benefits are automatically included, at no additional cost, when you elect medical coverage through the Board of Pensions. In addition to coverage for generic and brand-name drugs, the prescription drug program features enhanced benefits for select preventive medications as well as special programs to help slow rising costs while providing you with safe and effective medications.
You share in the cost of medically necessary drugs for you and your enrolled family members. How much you pay for covered drugs varies depending on the medical option you’re enrolled in, the type of drug, and whether you fill your prescription at a retail pharmacy or through the plan’s mail-order service.
You can fill your prescriptions at participating retail pharmacies, or you can enjoy the convenience — and savings — of home delivery. You also have access to online tools through the OptumRx website to help you manage your prescription drug costs.