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Division of Human Resources

Prescription coverage changes for 2017

Effective January 1, 2017, about 80 pharmacy products are no longer covered by the State Health Plan because of the South Carolina Public Employee Benefit Authority's (PEBA’s) transition to Express Scripts National Preferred Formulary. Express Scripts serves as the State Health Plan’s pharmacy benefits manager.

PEBA mailed informational letters to members who were affected by the change, and Express Scripts also sent personalized, detailed information to those members this fall.

This change affects only active employees, non-Medicare retirees and Medicare retirees who opted out of the State Health Plan Medicare Prescription Drug Program. If you have questions about which prescription drug plan you participate in, please call Express Scripts at 855-612-3128.

Posted September 19, 2016
Updated January 6, 2017

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