Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and free virtual screenings info

Learn More About COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19 and vaccinations. Get answers about frequently asked vaccine questions, information about free COVID-19 virtual screenings for Indiana residents and list of symptoms.

Watch IU Health COVID-19 webinar for employers
A recent webinar was conducted with IU Health experts around COVID-19. Learn the latest regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and insights to frequently asked employer questions.

View Details on Free Virtual Screening with IU Health
IU Health has a free virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana free Coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings using the IU Health Virtual Visit app.

Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine
Any Indiana resident age 16 and up is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. Educators and school staff, healthcare workers, first responders, and long-term care residents and staff are also eligible. Sign up at ourshot.in.gov. Those with certain medical conditions are also eligible and will receive a unique registration link by text or email. Learn more at iuhealth.org/covidvaccine.

Connect with our Customer Solutions team
At IU Health Plans, we’re available to address all of your questions in a timely and efficient manner. Our Customer Solutions team is here to assist with any questions regarding your IU Health Plan benefits during this time.

Refill of a Prescription Medication
IU Health Plans has taken steps to design the best care for you during this COVID-19 outbreak. You may now take advantage of:

- Relaxed refill restrictions
For our Commercial and Medicare customers, IU Health Plans is waiving early refill limits on up to three, 30-day prescription supplies for maintenance medications at any in-network pharmacy, in all states. This change applies to maintenance medications only. 30-day overrides are not available for specialty medications or controlled substances.

- Free home delivery
Participating CVS Pharmacies in our network have waived charges for home delivery of all prescription medications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages people at higher risk for COVID-19 complications to stay at home as much as possible, so this convenient option can help you avoid leaving your home for refills or new maintenance prescriptions. As always, there is no charge for delivery of prescriptions filled by the CVS Caremark Mail Service pharmacy, when you choose the mail order service.

CVS Caremark mail order form
Contact your doctor’s office for a prescription. If you need your prescription filled anytime within the next week, you will need to ask your doctor to write two prescriptions for your long-term medicines, one that you can fill immediately at a participating pharmacy, and the second for the mail order to be mailed to CVS Caremark.

Mail the order form, along with your prescription(s) to be shipped by mail. Include your payment to the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy address printed on the form. You will be required to make your prescription drug payments using an electronic check, Bill Me Later®, or a credit card (VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover® or American Express®). You can also pay by check or money order. You should not send cash.

IU Health Plans Public Forum December 1st at 3:30pm

IU Health Plans will conduct a public forum on December 1st at 3:30pm EST. The primary purpose of this event is to discuss premium changes and to gather feedback from the community on IU Health Plans insurance performance.

Key highlights regarding our premiums are as follows:

Commercial Premium increase for 2020 (filed in 2019):

- Our rate increase ranged from 7.6% to 12.7%

- Our average rate increase was 9.4%

- We added plans to accommodate a wider range of employer group needs

- Plan designs modified to: provide more cost-effective care, steer care to the appropriate providers, and reduce the cost of sharing to members


We are committed to reducing the cost of care while improving the quality of care by:

- Using care managers to help appropriate patients avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital admission

- Helping patients leaving the hospital ensure they have the mediation, supplies and follow up appointments to avoid having to be readmitted

- Proactively engaging patients on preventative health services to keep them healthy

- Providing social work, dieticians, and pharmacy consultations for patients who may lack access


The IU Health Plans Public forum can be joined at the Microsoft Teams Live event here

Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates and free virtual screenings info

IU Health Plans Public Forum December 1st at 3:30pm

Learn More About COVID-19
Learn more about COVID-19 and vaccinations. Get answers about frequently asked vaccine questions, information about free COVID-19 virtual screenings for Indiana residents and list of symptoms.

Watch IU Health COVID-19 webinar for employers
A recent webinar was conducted with IU Health experts around COVID-19. Learn the latest regarding COVID-19 vaccinations and insights to frequently asked employer questions.

View Details on Free Virtual Screening with IU Health
IU Health has a free virtual clinic to offer individuals in Indiana free Coronavirus (COVID-19) screenings using the IU Health Virtual Visit app.

Latest on COVID-19 Vaccine
Any Indiana resident age 16 and up is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine free of charge. Educators and school staff, healthcare workers, first responders, and long-term care residents and staff are also eligible. Sign up at ourshot.in.gov. Those with certain medical conditions are also eligible and will receive a unique registration link by text or email. Learn more at iuhealth.org/covidvaccine.

Connect with our Customer Solutions team
At IU Health Plans, we’re available to address all of your questions in a timely and efficient manner. Our Customer Solutions team is here to assist with any questions regarding your IU Health Plan benefits during this time.

Refill of a Prescription Medication
IU Health Plans has taken steps to design the best care for you during this COVID-19 outbreak. You may now take advantage of:

- Relaxed refill restrictions
For our Commercial and Medicare customers, IU Health Plans is waiving early refill limits on up to three, 30-day prescription supplies for maintenance medications at any in-network pharmacy, in all states. This change applies to maintenance medications only. 30-day overrides are not available for specialty medications or controlled substances.

- Free home delivery
Participating CVS Pharmacies in our network have waived charges for home delivery of all prescription medications. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) encourages people at higher risk for COVID-19 complications to stay at home as much as possible, so this convenient option can help you avoid leaving your home for refills or new maintenance prescriptions. As always, there is no charge for delivery of prescriptions filled by the CVS Caremark Mail Service pharmacy, when you choose the mail order service.

CVS Caremark mail order form
Contact your doctor’s office for a prescription. If you need your prescription filled anytime within the next week, you will need to ask your doctor to write two prescriptions for your long-term medicines, one that you can fill immediately at a participating pharmacy, and the second for the mail order to be mailed to CVS Caremark.

Mail the order form, along with your prescription(s) to be shipped by mail. Include your payment to the CVS Caremark Mail Service Pharmacy address printed on the form. You will be required to make your prescription drug payments using an electronic check, Bill Me Later®, or a credit card (VISA®, MasterCard®, Discover® or American Express®). You can also pay by check or money order. You should not send cash.

IU Health Plans will conduct a public forum on December 1st at 3:30pm EST. The primary purpose of this event is to discuss premium changes and to gather feedback from the community on IU Health Plans insurance performance.

Key highlights regarding our premiums are as follows:

Commercial Premium increase for 2020 (filed in 2019):

- Our rate increase ranged from 7.6% to 12.7%

- Our average rate increase was 9.4%

- We added plans to accommodate a wider range of employer group needs

- Plan designs modified to: provide more cost-effective care, steer care to the appropriate providers, and reduce the cost of sharing to members


We are committed to reducing the cost of care while improving the quality of care by:

- Using care managers to help appropriate patients avoid unnecessary emergency room visits and hospital admission

- Helping patients leaving the hospital ensure they have the mediation, supplies and follow up appointments to avoid having to be readmitted

- Proactively engaging patients on preventative health services to keep them healthy

- Providing social work, dieticians, and pharmacy consultations for patients who may lack access


The IU Health Plans Public forum can be joined at the Microsoft Teams Live event here

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Prescription Drug Transition Policy

For Non-Long-Term Care Residents

For any drug that you are currently taking that is not on our formulary, or that requires additional authorization, we will cover a temporary 30‐day supply (unless you have a prescription written for fewer days, in which case multiple fills will be allowed to provide up to a total of a month’s supply of medication) when you fill the prescription at a network pharmacy. If you are given this temporary supply, please speak to your doctor before you use the entire supply so you and your doctor can select a formulary alternative or request an exception. We will not pay for this drug beyond your first 30‐day supply unless you have been approved for a formulary exception.  

For Long-Term Care Residents

If you are a resident of a long‐term care facility, we will cover a temporary transition supply up to 31 days.  If you need a drug that is not on our formulary, or is subject to additional authorization, but you are past the first 90 days of membership in our plan, we will cover up to a 31‐day emergency supply of that drug (unless you have a prescription for fewer days, in which case multiple fills will be allowed to provide up to total of a month’s supply of medication) while you pursue a formulary exception or work with your physician to select a formulary alternative.  

For Members Moving from Home to a Long-Term Care Facility or From a Long-Term Care Facility to Home

If your level of care changes (e.g., entering a long term‐care facility or going home after a stay in a long‐term care facility), Indiana University Health Plans provides transitional supplies of non‐formulary or otherwise restricted medications. For the first month after being discharged from a long‐term care facility, you can get at least a 31‐day supply of your current medications to allow time for you and your physician to switch to a formulary alternative or request an exception. 

Indiana University Health Plans is a Medicare Advantage organization with a Medicare contract. Enrollment in Indiana University Health Plans depends on contract renewal. Other pharmacies/physicians/providers are available in our network. Product types include HMO and HMO-POS. H7220_IUHMA19511 Accepted 11/17/2018