Wednesday July 23, 2014
Your Kentucky Employees' Health Plan (KEHP) aims to provide you with the best possible level of coverage, administration, and customer service. KEHP recently announced new medical and pharmacy plan administrators, effective January 2015:
Medical: Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield (Anthem) will be the third party medical claims administrator beginning January 1, 2015. Anthem has operated in Kentucky for more than 75 years, and is the largest carrier in the Commonwealth. KEHP is excited to work with this new partner, who will offer an even bigger network of providers, excellent service and technology, and significant opportunities to help hold down costs.
Pharmacy: CVS Caremark will be the third party pharmacy administrator beginning January 1, 2015. The CVS Caremark network includes more than 67,000 pharmacies nationwide, including chain pharmacies and 20,000 independent pharmacies. It is important to know that you do not have to use a CVS pharmacy and may continue to use your existing retail, grocery store, independent pharmacy, etc.
Since KEHP remains a self-insured plan with benefits designed in-house, most members will likely see no change from the benefits and providers currently available. As this transition begins, KEHP's priority is to provide extensive, ongoing communications and assistance throughout the fall open enrollment period.
If you have questions please see the FAQs at https://personnel.ky.gov/Pages/KEHPvendorupdates.aspx