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December 2012

Step-by-step process to getting preferred mail service pharmacy through OptumRx

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As soon as you receive your member id you can register and create a profile for OptumRx. Once you have created a profile you can then start entering your prescriptions either by: phone. Call OptumRx at 1-800-562-6223, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Please have your current prescription label with you when you call. mail. Complete, print and mail the mail order form to OptumRx along with your written prescription(s). View this helpful “Getting started” checklist for additional instructions. The address to send the mail order form to is Po Box 2975 Mission, KS 66201-1375 Or physician. Have your physician’s office call 1-800-791-7658 with your prescriptions, 8 a.m.–8 p.m. CT, Monday–Friday, excluding certain holidays, TTY 711 or fax them to 1-800-491-7997 24 hours 7 days a week. * Physician initiated way is the preferred method Frequently Asked Questions How long will it take from the time you send in your application to the time you should receive your prescription?…

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Part D Benefits

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All Medicare Part D plans have the “coverage gap” or “donut hole” in them.  This is a set amount of money ($2,970 for 2012) available for rx costs until you reach the beginning of the “gap.”  To maximize this amount, you would like to get as close as possible to the $2,970 without going over. (It’s important to note that the $2,970 is the total cost of the drug, not what you have paid.  For example, if your co pay is $10 at the pharmacy but the total cost is $100, $100 counts towards your $2,970 not just the $10 you paid!) So how do you do this? IF YOU ARE CLOSE TO THE DONUT HOLE The best way to maximize your drug costs would be to call you current Part D carrier (use the member services number on the back of the ID card) and get to a representative.  You…

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