Health & Welfare
Prescription Drugs -
Through Caremark (formerly Advance PCS), the Plan has negotiated prices for most
medications and is charged a lower amount for prescriptions
purchased from a network pharmacy. To
locate a member pharmacy near you, check Caremark's website at
When you go into
a network pharmacy, present your Health & Welfare ID card to the
pharmacist so he or she knows you are an Alaska Electrical Health &
Welfare Plan participant. They will process your claim immediately,
apply the negotiated discounts and charge you for your co-pay. The
remainder of the claim will be paid by the Plan and you do not need to
file a claim.
you forget to use your card, or if you use a non-network pharmacy, you
will have to file a paper
Prescription Claim Form with
Caremark. The Planís payment will be based on
the negotiated discounted rate. In most cases, the contracted rate
will be less than the full retail charge and you will be responsible
for paying the difference in costs.
By using a network
pharmacy your payment will be limited to the co-pay.
You may also save money
by using Caremark mail order to fill 90 day prescriptions.
To fill a new mail order prescription, you must submit a
Mail Order Form and provide
an original doctorís script which indicates whether a brand name drug
or a generic is appropriate. When you need a refill, simply call
Caremark at 1-866-818-6911 or log on to their website to reorder. Your prescription will be
sent to you via the US Postal Service or through a delivery service if
special handling is required.
contact Caremark you may call or visit their website:
Customer Service 1-866-818-6911