Local 237 Welfare Fund Prescription Drug Benefit For
Active Full Time Welfare Fund Participants
Effective July 1, 2012
Aetna is the new Prescription Benefit Manager. When filling a prescription at a retail pharmacy you will need to provide your Aetna ID card. For those members who choose the cost saving mail order program, complete an Aetna Mail Order Delivery form. Forms may be obtained by contacting Aetna customer service, Teamsters Local 237 Welfare Fund or print a form from the Aetna Navigator at www.Aetna.com
There will be no changes to your benefit structure and your benefits will be the same on July 1st as they were on June 30th.
- Contact Aetna’s customer service number (specifically for Local 237 members) for questions regarding prescriptions benefits at:
1 (855) 352-1599
Standard Operating Hours for Aetna’s customer service
Monday – Friday: 7:00am to 11:00pm Eastern
Saturday: 7:00am to 9:30pm Eastern
Sunday: 8:00am to 6:00pm Eastern
Summary of the Fund’s prescription benefit:
- The cap – or maximum annual drug benefit, for you and your eligible dependents – was increased from $10,000 to $12,500 per year on June 1, 2010.
- Co-pays for a 34 day supply or less of a generic drug purchased at a local retail pharmacy is $5.00 and co-pays for a name-brand drug is $15.00. If the prescription is for more than a 34-day supply, the co-pay at a local retail pharmacy doubles to $10.00 for generic drugs and $30.00 for name-brand drugs.
- A 90-day supply ordered through the voluntary Aetna mail order program is available to members for a single co-pay. The cost is $5.00 for generic and $15.00 for name-brand for a full 90-day supply, the same price as a 34-day supply purchased at a local retail pharmacy.
While the mail order program is voluntary, all members using “maintenance drugs” are encouraged to take advantage of the savings and convenience available through Aetna. Aetna has set up a dedicated customer service line for Local 237 members, you can reach them by calling 1 (855) 352-1599.