The EUTF has attempted to save $11 million by switching the drug rider coverage to a company called informedRx, for maintenance drugs, e.g., high blood pressure. This change has created a number of questions concerning both coverage and maintenance of coordination of benefits with HMSA affecting co-pays. The EUTF has scheduled a series of meetings to try and answers these questions. Attached is the EUTF meeting schedule and a fact sheet.
UHPA is working with Trustees John Radcliffe and Carl Daeufer to address the assumptions that were made by the consultants to the EUTF that recommended the changes. We will continue to monitor the situation.
The special limited open enrollment period for hardship cases ended June 12, 2009. Changes made during this period will be effective July 1, 2009 through
September 30, 2009.