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Benefit Alert - Fall 2012 flu shot options
Last week, the PASSHE announced a flu shot program through Rite Aid pharmacy. An inquiry about how this could affect retirees covered under the PASSHE Annuitant Health Plan was sent over to the PASSHE. Below is the PASSHE response:
Highmark has announced a flu shot program for some PASSHE plan participants. Active faculty members has or will be receiving information on how to take advantage of options available. However, the PASSHE annuitant health plans are operating with slightly different guidelines:
The PASSHE is researching other pharmacy’s that may be offering the same type of program for those covered under the above plans.
- Under age 65 (non-Medicare eligible) annuitants enrolled under the PASSHE/Highmark PPO – Can obtain flu shots at Rite-Aid at no cost. Enrolled individual will just need to present their Highmark ID card.
- Over 65 Annuitants or eligible for Medicare (PASSHE/Highmark Signature 65/Medicare Complement plan) – Can obtain flu shots at no cost at Rite Aid under Medicare Part B benefits, just present your Medicare card at the Rite Aid. This service is not subject to the Medicare Part B deductible.
The above options DO NOT apply to those annuitants who are under age 65 (non-Medicare eligible or those who are not enrolled under Medicare Part B) and enrolled under the Comprehensive and Traditional Indemnity plans. These plans do not provide routine preventive services; therefore, enrolled individuals are not eligible for the free flu shots at Rite-Aid.