Available to assist the
Locals and Members with any health care problem or issue.
Sean Morrow has submitted his resignation
as Health Benefit Coordinator meaning there is currently an opening for
phone (509) 623 0555
not hesitate to use the HBC if you need assistance.
Down Prescription Costs
and Sister's, as you all are aware the costs of prescription drugs and
health care are right out front with all of the political debates that
have been going on and will continue to be a very burning issue in our
contract negations and with the political elections in November.
I went on line and have been doing some investigations about drug prices.
Most of us use the OPTUMRx
mail in prescriptions to save money on the 90 day supplies. WELL, I have
had my eyes opened during my investigations! First of all the $4.00
lists that Walmart (I know I can hear the groans already and wondering
WHY WOULD ANYONE GO TO Walmart! Those of us who are retired and on fixed
incomes will tell you one word MONEY! That's why.) and TARGET have out
there are the SAME! So if you don't want to shop Walmart you can go to
TARGET and spend the same amount for generic prescriptions. So what I would
recommend everyone to do is print out a copy off the Internet and take
it to your doctor and have them put the list in your file and when it comes
time for a prescription have the doctor look to see if the medicine is
on the list and go that route for your prescription instead of OPTUMRx
by mail. Now another interesting bit of information that I discovered a
medicine that I take is $50.00 for a 90 days supply wioth mail order, at
Target the same medicine is $4.00 a 30 day supply making a 90 day supply
$12.00 a difference of $38.00. HELLO - Where am I going to get that
Also I had heard that you
didn't need to be a member to use the Costco pharmacy. Well that did turn
out to be TRUE! Since the pharmacies are state and federal regulated you
have everyright to use them WITHOUT A MEMBERSHIP. To stare and compare
prices you can access the information at www.costco.com
and look for the pharmacy and access it that way. The same medicine at
Medco again was $50.00 and at Costco it was $16.50 so again it was cheaper
than MEDCO and some were cheaper than Target so again SHOP AROUND for the
So if you are out traveling
and need some prescriptions or are at home you have more money saving options
at your fingers. It's also a way to help lower the high costs of prescriptions
that the company will be saying is killing them. So again if you know of
any retirees that don't have access to the Internet please pass this along
to them so we can help everyone save some money. After all that's the name
of the game!
Wal*Mart $4 Perscription web site.
$4 Perscription web site.
Vee $4 Perscription web site.
If you have any questions
please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail in prescription
CenturyLink Health and Life
Service Center 800-729-7526
CL Benefits web site
Details for both employee
and retired plans. See the links for Employee Benefits and Retiree Status
Savings & Investment Plan,
Benefits Plan has been replaced
Wells Fargo Retirement Services
Care Medical and Prescription Drugs
Now called 01
To file a official complaint
Towers Watson telephone
following have assisted our members with questions on pensions and reitrement.
Feel free to take advantage of their services.
Financial Services Representative
Princor Registered Representative
6701 Westown Parkway, Suite 200
West Des Moines. IA 50266
Fax 515 246 4076
(800) 543-4015 ext. 22617
(800) 543-4015 ext. 64022