Pharmacy NewsPublished November 26, 2018
For self-funded groups, including OptiFlex groups, with 51 or more employees.
These are only a few of the alarming statistics about the opioid epidemic that help inform us as we create programs that protect our customers. One of these programs is the Enhanced Controlled Substance (ECSU) program, developed in partnership with Express Scripts.4 The ECSU program is designed to promote safe and effective prescription drug use.
Download the ECSU program flyer or talk to your Premera account manager.
The ECSU program is available for new and renewing self-funded and OptiFlex groups with 51 or more employees beginning January 1, 2019. Let your group clients know about the program and benefits by sharing the copy-and-share message below.
It’s widely known that misuse and addiction to opioids is on the rise in the U.S., but did you know that nearly one in three people know someone addicted to opioids?*
With those statistics, chances are good that your healthcare expenses as a self-funded group are impacted by the opioid crisis. That’s why Premera Blue Cross and Express Scripts** have partnered to offer the Enhanced Controlled Substance Utilization (ECSU) program.
Available with plans that are new or renew starting January 1, 2019, the ECSU program helps manage the total cost of healthcare for a self-funded group by reducing fraud, waste, and abuse of opioids.
The ECSU program compliments the existing and expanding opioid management efforts already in place at Premera. In addition, the program:
Download the ECSU program flyer
Reach out to me to if you have questions or want to find out how to add this program to your Premera health plan.
*American Psychiatric Association Public Opinion Poll, March 2018.**Express Scripts is an independent company that provides pharmacy benefit services on behalf of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska.
1 U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, February 20122 U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, December 20103 Blue Cross Blue Shield Association study, June 20174 Express Scripts is an independent company that provides pharmacy benefit services on behalf of Premera Blue Cross Blue Shield of Alaska.
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