RE: PRESCRIPTION BENEFITS/CARDS

THISMESSAGE WAS SENT FROM THE CITY OF NEWARK, DEPARTMENT OF PERSONNEL

Attention: City of Newark Employee Union Representatives

Re: Global Pharmaceutical Plan

Date: March 17, 2014

Please be advised that the City of Newark has made a business decision to terminate prescription services with Global Pharmaceutical Plan effective at 11:59 pm on March 31, 2014.  All employees, retirees and family members will be affected by same.

Members will automatically be enrolled into Horizon Prime Therapeutics Prescription plan effective 4/1/2014. (This is the plan members enjoyed immediately prior to Global prescription plan.)

Toward a smooth transition, we ask that you assist us in relaying this change to your members.  While there will be changes in GROUP numbers, the remaining information on the member’s old Horizon Prime Therapeutics card will be valid as of 4/1/2014; therefore those who are still in possession of their old cards can use them on that date.

Every attempt will be made to ensure that all subscribers receive their Horizon Prime Therapeutics prescription cards in a timely fashion.  As of 4/1/2014, those who need their prescription information in order to fill immediate prescriptions can contact Horizon’s Pharmacy Member Services at 1.800.370.5088 or go online to www.horizonblue.com or call/visit the Employee Benefits Office for assistance as needed.  In many cases, the member’s pharmacy will still have the member’s Horizon Prime information in their computer systems.

We appreciate your understanding and assistance as we make this transition/return to Horizon Prime Therapeutics Prescription Plan.

2017-02-07T16:56:01+00:00 March 18th, 2014|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

New Prescription Cards

Please be advised that all employees and eligible retirees will have a GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS prescription plan effective January 1, 2014.  Cards and information for Global Pharmaceuticals are being mailed to your home address currently.

Effective 1/1/2014, please discard your previous Prescription cards (Horizon- Prime Therapeutics) and begin using the Global Pharmaceuticals card.  When you visit your pharmacy on/after 1/1/2014, you will

need to take the new card to your pharmacy so that it can be added to your record in place of your old card. 

Although your ID number has not changed, you cannot use your old prescription card after 1/1/2014. Your copayment amount will not change.

Information concerning your Global Pharmaceuticals plan is below and in the Open Enrollment Booklets for your information.

Prescription Drug Coverage – NEW PBM – GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS

The City of Newark prescription drug benefits depend upon the union contractual agreements that apply to you.

A brief description of each plan is below. Eligible dependents may be covered up to age 26.

If you are unsure which level of benefits you are entitled to please contact the Employee Benefits Unit.

LEVEL ONE

Retail Prescription Drugs:

$1.50 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$1.50 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

LEVEL TWO

Retail Prescription Drugs:

$1.50 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$5 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

LEVEL THREE

Retail Prescription Drugs

$5 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$10 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

Mail Order Prescription Drugs:

$0 for each Generic Drug or Supply

$0 for each Brand Name Drug or Supply

On all plans, for medically necessary medications, one copayment will be applied for each 100 unit dose quantity. For orders which exceed 100 units copayments will be based on the day supply as follows:

1 to 34 day supply – 1 copayment

35 to 60 day supply – 2 copayments

60 to 90 day supply – 3 copayments

LEVEL FOUR

Retail/Mail Order Prescription Drugs

20% of cost (coinsurance) for each Generic/Brand Drug or Supply

PLEASE CALL GLOBAL PHARMACEUTICALS on/after January 1, 2014 AT 1-800-341-2234 FOR ANY QUESTIONS RELATED TO PRESCRIPTION COVERAGE, MAIL ORDER, ETC.

Valerie Key
Assistant Director
Division of Personnel

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2013 Health Benefit Rates

 
Brothers and Sisters,
Here are the rates for Blue Cross/Blue Shield Health Insurance for the year 2013. Be advised, these are monthly rates deducted times 26 pay periods.
 
Traditional Plan Direct Access EPO

Single-                     $582.80                                                                           $496.93                                                                 $435.90

Parent/Child-          $1,148.26                                                                        $894.39                                                                $784.55

Family-                     $1,739.11                                                                        $1,416.16                                                             $1,242.25
Prescription Plans (including  $5.00, $10.00 & 20% co-payments)
Single-                                                     $215.00
Parent/Child-                                         $279.54
Family-                                                    $473.50

Dental Option ($1,000.00 Annually)
Single-                                                     $70.12
Parent/Child-                                         $70.12
Family-                                                     $70.12

Dental Option ($1,500.00 Annually)
Single-                                                      $72.77
Parent/Child-                                           $72.77
Family-                                                       $72.77

Dental Plan E
Single-                                                     $42.86
Parent/Child-                                          $42.86
Family-                                                    $42.86
Group Dental
Single-                                                     $44.55
Parent/Child-                                          $44.55
Family-                                                    $44.55

Magellan Employee Assistance Program
Deduction of $1.52 regardless of the health plan.
2012-11-21T21:26:13+00:00 November 21st, 2012|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

“Fill Our Trucks For Those In Need”

If you’re interested in helping out, contact Eddie Paulo at Engine 14-Tour 3.

From: Angela Anemoyanis mailto:[email protected]
Sent: Monday, November 05, 2012 1:12 PM
Subject: “FILL OUR TRUCKS FOR THOSE IN NEED”

 

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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Press Secretary – Media Management Office:
The Muse Marketing Group
571 Bloomfield Ave Suite 204
Verona, NJ 07044

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“FILL OUR TRUCKS FOR THOSE IN NEED”


On October 29th, 2012, Hurricane Sandy devastated the city of Newark along with the entire state of New Jersey.   Almost one week later, thousands of residents have been left homeless, powerless and with a lack of basic resources.  In response, The Ironbound Ambulance Squad is collecting food, toiletries, blankets and winter clothes to fill the needs of those less fortunate. Collections will continue until Sunday, November 11th, 2012.


The Ironbound Ambulance Squad will be headed to Seaside Sunday night to also assist volunteers who have been working around the clock since Hurricane Sandy struck.


The Ironbound Ambulance Squad are in need of the following items:


·         Socks/ T-shirts
·         Contractor Grade Garbage Bags (Black)
·         Shovels
·         Blankets
·         Basic Toiletries
·         Baby Wipes/Baby/ Toddler Supplies and Formulas
·         Work Gloves
·         Water/Drinks
·         Non- Perishable Foods (Canned/Dried/Pastas)
·         Dog/Cat Food


The items can be dropped off at the Ironbound Ambulance Squad at 399 New York Ave, Newark NJ.  For any additional information please contact Press Secretary, Angela Muse at the Muse Marketing Group at 201.546.4334 or email [email protected].

Angela Anemoyanis
Muse Studios
571 Bloomfield Ave Suite 204
Verona, NJ 07044
tel: 201.546.4334
cell: 973.865.3811
www.themusemarketinggroup.com

www.museartgroup.com

2012-11-07T19:20:20+00:00 November 7th, 2012|Categories: Latest News|0 Comments

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