December 08, 2011

EmblemHealth's Home Delivery Pharmacy and
Mental Health and Substance Abuse Benefits Administrator
to Change January 1

Beginning on January 1, 2012, your clients' home delivery pharmacy service will change from Medco® to Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI). In addition, as we previously informed you, ValueOptions® will become the administrator for your clients' mental health and substance abuse (MH/SA) benefits through the Emblem Behavioral Health Services Program (EBHSP). The transition to ValueOptions will apply only to members of plans underwritten by HIP Health Plan of New York (HIP) and HIP Insurance Company of New York (HIPIC), including HIP-branded plans and the EmblemHealth-branded CompreHealth EPO/HMO plans, as well as GHI HMO plans.

To help make sure that these transitions go smoothly, we are mailing information kits to your clients' benefits administrators (BAs) containing the following items:

At EmblemHealth, we're committed to refining our product portfolio and offering attractive benefits at competitive price points. We're confident that these changes will enhance the quality of the home delivery prescription drug services and MH/SA care your clients receive.

If you have any questions, please contact your EmblemHealth representative.