Tuesday, October 17, 2017
As you know, effective 1/1/18 Medicare-Covered retirees will be moving to a Medical Advantage vehicle for providing medical and prescription coverage to retirees. On the pharmaceutical side, that means that United Healthcare will be providing coverage (as on the medical), rather than the current SilverScript/Caremark arrangement.
The letter correctly indicated that retirees would no longer have SilverScript coverage as of 1/1/18, but failed to mention that they will continue to be covered by the State Employee plan through United Healthcare Medicare Advantage. The Comptroller’s office has directed SilverScript to send out apology letters, and members will get further correspondence from United as well. The following is a link to the Comtproller’s response: https://www.osc.ct.gov/silverscriptalert.html