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Members Have Access to Medication Disposal Program 

Our individual, fully insured and self-funded members with OptumRx pharmacy coverage through their Health Alliance plans now have access to Deterra®, a safe and convenient way to dispose of unused medication. This program helps reduce the amount of drugs that enter our water system from flushing unwanted meds.

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Corrected Medicare Supplement Bills

The new group Medicare Supplement rates went into effect on February 1, 2019. However, our February bills incorrectly listed the 2018 rates instead of the 2019 rates. The March bills will be reconciled to reflect the correct 2019 rates and will include any amount still due for February.

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Group Medicare Supplement Renewal Rates Approved

The 2019 Medicare Supplement rates were approved by the Illinois Department of Insurance on December 12. We sent a renewal mailing to Medicare supplement members on December 17, and we began sending group renewals on December 19.

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Group Medicare Supplement Renewals Delayed

Last week we sent the renewal mailing to group Medicare supplement members without the 2019 rates included, as these have not yet been approved by Department of Insurance (DOI). The renewal mailing informs members of the 2019 Original Medicare benefits. A cover letter explains that we’ll mail the rates separately once we receive approval.

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Online Quoting Available for 2019 Small Group Plans

Our 2019 small group rates and plans are now available for quoting in the private exchange at

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