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UHC Release Prescription Drug Update Effective January 2015

Oct 09, 2014

The following updates will take place on UnitedHealthcare’s Advantage and Traditional Prescription Drug Lists (PDLs), the the SignatureValue Formulary, and OptumRx direct business on January 1, 2015. If you are unsure of the plan or PDL that applies to your customer, please ​contact a member of your b&p Sales Team.

Advantage and Traditional PDL Updates

Please note final decisions pending in the Immunomodulator class, please watch for later updates.

Communications
Members taking medications impacted by a change will receive a letter in December or earlier. These PDL updates are also communicated to physicians and pharmacies in December. 

For more information about the January 1, 2015 pharmacy benefit updates, visit ​uhc.com/pharmacy​.

**Please note not all PDL updates apply to all groups depending on state regulations, riders, and Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs).  

Performance and Classic PDL and SignatureValue Formulary Updates
Effective July 1,2014 for non-HMO legacy PacifiCare and UnitedHealthcare public sector integrated commercial business that has been administered by OptumRx prior to January 1, 2013, Please note these PDL updates impact a small portion of UnitedHealthcare integrated commercial business.

For PacifiCare HMO business administered by OptumRx:

Communications
Members taking select medications impacted by a change will receive a letter in June or earlier. These PDL updates are also communicated to physicians and pharmacies in June. 

OptumRx Commercial PDL Updates

    •  Core PDL up​dates
    •  Select PDL up​dates

Learn More
A recorded presentation of the Core and Select PDL updates will be available in early October.

Communications
Members taking select medications impacted by a PDL change will receive a letter 60 days prior to the January 1, 2015 effective date.

For questions, please ​contact a member of your b&p Sales Team - 888.722.3373.

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