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Pharmacy Benefit Update for Statin Medications, Effective December 1, 2017

To comply with new United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations, we are updating our statin medications benefit beginning December 1, 2017. In this update, the following statin medications will be covered at no cost* to eligible employees:

  • Atorvastatin 10-20 mg
  • Fluvastatin IR and XL 20-80 mg
  • Lovastatin 10-40 mg
  • Pravastatin 10-80 mg
  • Rosuvastatin 5-10 mg
  • Simvastatin 5-40 mg

In order to be eligible, employees must meet the conditions below:

  • No history of cardiovascular disease (CVD) (i.e., symptomatic coronary artery disease or ischemic stroke)
  • Meet the age requirement (40 to 75)
  • Have one or more CVD risk factors (dyslipidemia, diabetes, hypertension, or smoking), and
  • Have a calculated 10-year risk of a cardiovascular event of 10% or greater

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*For qualified members. Applies only to commercial health plans that are non-grandfathered and grandfathered plans that have the preventive services benefit under the Affordable Care Act.

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