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New Preferred Cost-Sharing Pharmacy Added in Illinois

The Medicine Shoppe in Gibson City, IL is now a preferred cost-sharing pharmacy for Health Alliance Medicare members, bringing more savings to community residents.

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Polyethylene Glycol No Longer Covered Under Part D

The prescription form of polyethylene glycol is no longer being manufactured, and only the over-the-counter (OTC) versions are available. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) excludes OTC medications from the Part D benefit.

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 2019 Medicare Age-in Books Now Available

We have updated sales kits with the 2019 Medicare age-in books. The four versions are also available to order from Your Health Alliance for brokers.

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Village Pharmacy in Washington Now Closed

Village Pharmacy in Leavenworth has closed and will no longer be a preferred cost-sharing pharmacy for Health Alliance Northwest members. Safeway Pharmacy in Leavenworth is the closest preferred cost-sharing pharmacy, and there are many other in-network pharmacies in the area where members can get prescriptions filled at the standard cost-sharing coverage amount.

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Members Have Access to Medication Disposal Program 

Our Medicare Advantage Part D members now have access to Deterra®, a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused medication, through OptumRx. Members must receive their pharmacy coverage through a Health Alliance Medicare plan with drug coverage to qualify for this benefit.  This program helps reduce the amount of drugs that enter our water system from flushing unwanted meds.

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