Reviewing your coverage each year is the best way to make sure you’ve got the health plan that best meets your healthcare needs. WEA Select Plan summaries and rates can be found on the Medical and Vision pages.
Many people with complex conditions—such as multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and cancer—require special medications. These medications are frequently self-administered and typically are not readily available at a local pharmacy, and may require special handling. Effective September 1, 2015, enrollees using specialty drugs are required to purchase those prescriptions through one of Premera’s two contracted specialty pharmacies—Accredo and Walgreens Specialty Pharmacy. For more information, select Specialty Pharmacy under the Pharmacy section.
If you take medications for certain conditions—including diabetes, high blood pressure, asthma, and gastrointestinal reflux diseases—you may need to meet certain requirements before your prescription will be covered. Effective October 1, 2015, some specific drugs will require prior authorization from Premera before they will be covered. For a full list of medications and drug classes requiring prior authorization, select Drugs Requiring Approval under the Pharmacy section.
Deductible expenses you incur in the last two months of a calendar year will be applied toward or "carried over" to the next calendar year's deductible. Note: WEA Select QHDHP does not have a deductible carryover provision.
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