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Nov. 14, 2008
UPMC Health Plan formulary changes for 2009
The following are some of the formulary updates that will occur for Jan. 1, 2009.
• Omeprazole OTC will be covered in place of Prilosec OTC. This allows UPMC employees to take advantage of the new availability of a generic version of Prilosec OTC.
• Protonix will be removed from the formulary. Formulary alternatives available include omeprazole OTC, Prevacid, and Nexium.
• Oxycontin will move from a preferred brand to a non-preferred brand. In addition, this medication will require a prior authorization, which means your doctor must consult with UPMC Health Plan before prescribing it.
• Welchol will move from a non-preferred brand to a preferred brand.
How can you learn more?
To find out more about generic drugs, review which drugs are covered under the pharmacy benefit, arrange for your prescriptions to be delivered to your home, or locate a pharmacy near you, access the Open Enrollment section of Infonet or log on to MyHealth Online through My HUB, click on the Human Resources tab, then click on MyHealth/MyFlex Advantage under My Benefits.