Open Enrollment 201: Express Scripts

Open Enrollment 2013

Express Scripts provides more than just prescriptions

In mid-2012, Medco merged with Express Scripts in a seamless transition.  You may have noticed the change in recent communications from both the state and Express Scripts, formerly Medco over the past few months. Be assured, your plan and benefits remain unchanged from 2012 to 2013.  With the coming together of the two largest pharmacy benefit managers, state health plan members get the best resources available in the market today.

Not only does Express Scripts process members’ pharmacy claims, but they offer a number of other cost- and time-saving features. For instance, if you are serious about making the right choices for your health care benefits in 2013, log onto Express Scripts website ( and review the claims that have been submitted for your 2012 prescriptions.

Then, take it a step further, and shop for the lowest price on your medications. Simply enter the name of your prescription and the website lists the price and any generics or other options for treatment of your particular condition. This helps you to make informed investments of your healthcare dollars.

Keep in mind that in addition to retail pharmacies, you can utilize Express Scripts’ mail order pharmacy.  They offer a 90-day supply on some medications. After you meet your deductible, you can purchase a 90-day supply for the cost of 60 days. That could provide you quite a savings. Armed with the costs of your medications, that information could help you better calculate your prescription costs for 2013.

Express Scripts also has specialty pharmacists, available around the clock, who can answer your questions about cardiovascular, diabetes, cancer, women’s health, neuroscience and pulmonary conditions.

Learn more about Express Scripts by visiting or call, toll free 1-877-841-5241. 

SPD Benefits Hotline

The new rates and more detailed information is available on the 2013 open enrollment website

Or, contact the Benefits Hotline toll-free at 1-877-248-0007 outside of Indianapolis or 317-232-1167 within the Indianapolis area. Benefit specialists are available from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday, Eastern Standard Time.

You may also email your questions to 

The information included in this email does not apply to conservation officers, excise officers, Indiana State Police plan participants, part-time employees  or contract employees.


No access to Peoplesoft November 10 & 11

Due to the IDOA planned technical maintenance on Saturday, November 10 and Sunday, November 11 in Indiana Government Center North, PeopleSoft will be unavailable to all users during that time. Please make plans to complete your Open Enrollment submission before November 10 or after November 11. Open Enrollment runs October 29 to noon EST on November 19.