Prescription Coverage

As the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to spread, you may have concerns about accessing prescription medications - especially if you or loved ones have a chronic or complex condition. CVS Caremark® and University Health Services (UHS) pharmacy are taking steps to protect faculty, staff, and retiree access to medication and we encourage you to refill maintenance medications with a 90-day supply or up to the plan maximum. Please contact UHS Pharmacy at 814-865-9321 or CVS Caremark at 844-462-0203 with any questions.

 

  • All pharmacies, including University Health Services pharmacy, will temporarily override the "refill too soon" rejection for 30-day prescriptions to ensure that all faculty, staff, and non-Medicare retirees enrolled in either the Aetna PPO Plan or the Aetna PPO Savings Plan will have adequate supplies of medication. Please note that Schedule II narcotics cannot be mailed.
  • University Health Services pharmacy is open for business for all faculty, staff, and retirees enrolled in the Aetna PPO Plan, the Aetna PPO Savings Plan, or the Highmark Freedom Blue Medicare Plan.
  • Announced on 03/23/2020 via Penn State Today (Click here to read full article): UHS will no longer allow walk-ins, but rather offer curbside delivery service to reduce the potential for person-to-person contact during the COVID-19 outbreak.
    • Curbside delivery will be offered Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
    • Patients will wait in designated pharmacy parking spots in the Eisenhower Parking Deck and call the dedicated phone number posted for patients when in the garage waiting; for larger vehicles there will be additional outside parking spots available across from the Eisenhower Parking Deck
    • A UHS Pharmacy customer service representative will deliver the prescription to the vehicle
    • All prescription costs and/or copays will be placed on patient accounts
    • The patient will receive a bill in the mail to avoid exchange of money or credit cards
    • Service is available to all who receive prescriptions from UHS Pharmacy, including undergraduate/graduate students, faculty, staff, and retirees
    • For faculty, staff, and graduate students who receive prescriptions via campus mail, and may be working remotely, please contact UHS Pharmacy at 814-865-9321 to change the mailing address to your home address, or you are welcome to use curbside delivery
    • The pharmacy can only mail to Pennsylvania and Florida residents
    • Please note that Schedule II narcotics cannot be mailed
    • For questions, please call UHS directly at 814-865-9321, or visit UHS Pharmacy webpage

 

New Preventive Drug List - 2020

PPO Savings Plan - No Deductible, Coinsurance Only

PPO Plan - Lower Coinsurance

View Preventive Drug List
Generic Drugs 10% coinsurance
Preferred Brand Drugs 20% coinsurance
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 40% coinsurance

CVS Caremark Web Portal

Pricing Tools and Pharmacy Locator

If you are using manufacturer's discount coupons or services like GoodRx, please note that the amount you pay will NOT be included in either the PPO Savings Plan deductible/coinsurance or the PPO Plan prescription out-of-pocket maximums. Please contact CVS Caremark at 844-462-0203 with any questions on using these types of services versus your Penn State health plan.

Mail Order Forms

CVS Caremark does not mean you can only use CVS pharmacies. You can fill your prescriptions:

  • At various chain and independent retail pharmacies (30-day supply).
  • At University Health Services (30 or 90-day supply).
  • Through CVS Caremark mail order services.
  • Via CVS Specialty if you are on a specialty medication.
PPO Savings Plan Prescription Coverage
Retail (30-day supply)
Generic Drugs 10% coinsurance
Preferred Brand Drugs 20% coinsurance
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 40% coinsurance
Mail Order
Generic Drugs 10% coinsurance
Preferred Brand Drugs 20% coinsurance
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 40% coinsurance
Specialty
Preferred Drugs 20% coinsurance, $65 Minimum
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 40% coinsurance, $100 Minimum
Out-of-Pocket Maximum Integrated with Medical

 

PPO Plan Prescription Coverage for Technical Service Employees
Generic Drugs 50% coinsurance
Preferred Brand Drugs 50% coinsurance
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 70% coinsurance
Mail Order
Generic Drugs 20% coinsurance
Preferred Brand Drugs 20% coinsurance
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 70% coinsurance
Specialty
Preferred Drugs 50% coinsurance, $50 Maximum
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 70% coinsurance, $100 Maximum
Out-of-Pocket Maximum $1,000/$6,000

PPO Plan Prescription Coverage for Faculty and Staff

Pharmacy
Retail (30-day supply)
Generic Drugs 50% coinsurance
Preferred Brand Drugs 50% coinsurance
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 70% coinsurance
Mail Order
Generic Drugs 20% coinsurance
Preferred Brand Drugs 20% coinsurance
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 70% coinsurance
Specialty
Preferred Drugs 50% coinsurance, $50 Maximum
Non-Preferred Brand Drugs 70% coinsurance, $100 maximum
Out-of-Pocket Maximum $2,000/$8,000