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Smoking Cessation Aids Now Available Without a Copay

For the overall health and wellness of all Dartmouth employees and covered dependents, you can receive enhanced smoking cessation benefits through any of Dartmouth's health plans.

Prescription nicotine therapy drugs (e.g., Buproprion SR and Chantix) and Nicotine Replacement Therapies (NRTs) are available without a copay. Over-the-counter treatments such as patches, inhalers, and nasal sprays are now eligible for full reimbursement.

Effective January 1, 2012, CVS Caremark became the Pharmacy Benefit Management (PBM) administration for those on the Blue Choice (POS), Preferred Blue (PPO), and Dartmouth Medicare Supplemental (DCMS) plans. [Note: Those on the DCMS plans are primarily retirees]. Those on the High Deductible Health (Indemnity) plan will remain with Anthem/Express Scripts for pharmacy & prescription needs.

CVS Caremark (for POS, PPO, and DCMS plans): Present your CVS Caremark ID card to the pharmacist. A prescription is required for the over-the-counter items to be processed.

Anthem/Express Scripts (for Indemnity plan): Present your Anthem ID card to the pharmacist and make sure the pharmacist codes the prescription as a smoking cessation product. Click here for Anthem's Smoking Cessation reimbursement information and form.

If you have specific questions about this benefit, please call the Benefits Office at 646-3588.



Last Updated: 7/11/12