HealthSelect Medicare Rx Prescription Drug Plan
UnitedHealthcare currently administers the HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx prescription drug plan.
Contact HealthSelect Medicare Rx Customer Service toll-free at (866) 868-0609 (TTY: 711), 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. CT, Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 3 p.m. CT on Saturday.
HealthSelect Medicare Rx qualifies ERS for subsidies and manufacturer discounts from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). These subsidies and discounts provide savings that help offset the need to reduce benefits.
Participants in Scott and White Care Plans or Community First Health Plans have prescription drug coverage through those plans and are not enrolled in HealthSelect Medicare Rx.
The IRS provides the Social Security Administration (SSA) with information to determine whether you are subject to IRMAA, and SSA will let you know if you must pay the IRMAA premium. ERS does not pay IRMAA premiums; you pay the premium directly to SSA.
Contact Medicare toll-free at 800-MEDICARE (800-633-4227) if you have questions about the IRMAA payment.
Yes. OptumRx® is the plan’s mail service pharmacy. While filling prescriptions by mail can be a convenient option, you are not required to use the service for your maintenance medications.
To get started, your provider must send your prescription directly to OptumRx. This includes new prescriptions and prescription refills. OptumRx will contact you by phone to get your approval. At that time you may approve OptumRx to automatically fill future prescriptions from your provider(s) for up to one year.
Contact UnitedHealthcare Customer Care if you have questions.
If you are enrolled in the HealthSelectSM Medicare Advantage Plan preferred provider organization (MA PPO), decline HealthSelect Medicare Rx coverage and enroll in a private Medicare Advantage plan or Part D plan, you will be disenrolled from HealthSelect MA PPO and/or HealthSelect Medicare Rx. However, if you enroll in a group Part D plan (perhaps through a spouse's employer coverage), you can remain enrolled in HealthSelect MA PPO, but you won't have prescription coverage through the GBP.
If you decline enrollment in HealthSelect Medicare Rx, you can enroll later by contacting ERS. If you decide to enroll later, your coverage will not become effective right away. You may be without prescription coverage for 29-60 days.