Express Scripts Medicare will be the administrator for HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx beginning January 1, 2024

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In December, the ERS Board of Trustees awarded the contract for HealthSelectSM Medicare Rx and the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program to Express Scripts Medicare® (PDP). The six-year term of the contract is Jan. 1, 2024, through Dec. 31, 2029.

What the change means for participants

Through Dec. 31, continue to use your current health plan ID card and contact UnitedHealthcare if you need help with your prescription drug benefits. In the coming months and during Fall Enrollment, ERS, Express Scripts and UnitedHealthcare will share details about the change and any steps you need to take. 

Why ERS is making the change

ERS is required to rebid the administration of its benefit programs on a regular basis to ensure we are providing competitive benefits at a reasonable cost. Express Scripts’ proposal included costs that were considerably lower than the other bidders. In fact, Express Scripts’ bid was almost $470 million lower than the next lowest bidder, while maintaining current coverage levels and high-quality service.

In-network pharmacies

ERS and Express Scripts Medicare will provide information about Express Scripts’ in-network pharmacies in the coming months, especially during Fall Enrollment.

HealthSelect Medicare Rx will continue to have the Extended Days Supply (EDS) network where participants can purchase maintenance medications at a retail pharmacy. 

More information

ERS will provide much more information in the coming months, especially during Fall Enrollment. Please check this page often for updates.