AlaskaCare Employee News | February 2020 Special Edition

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February 2020 | #88

Correction: We accidentally transposed the copay amounts in the "Copay Information for Office Visits in the Standard and Economy Plans" article. Please see below for the updated information.

Copay Information for Office Visits in the
Standard and Economy Plans

Do you avoid going to the doctor early in the year because you haven’t met your deductible yet? We want to make sure you can get care whenever you need it. Beginning January 1, 2020, if you elect the Standard or Economy medical plan, you and your dependents will now pay a flat copay amount for in-network primary care and specialty care office visits.

Instead of paying the full cost of your office visit before you meet your deductible and a percentage of the cost (coinsurance) after you do, you will only pay a flat copay for all office visits. These copays cost less than what you would typically pay for a visit through your deductible or coinsurance. Copays do not apply to your deductible, but they do apply to your annual out-of-pocket maximum.

Plan In-Network Primary Care
Office Visit Copay
In-Network Specialty Care
Office Visit Copay
Standard Plan $25 $45
Economy Plan $35 $55

IMPORTANT! Keep in mind that copays only apply to in-network providers, and only cover the office visit. Facility charges, ancillary services, and other services such as labs that are not billed as part of an office visit will be subject to a deductible and coinsurance.

Find a network provider or check to be sure that your current provider is in-network by calling Aetna at (800) 821-2251 or by using the online DocFind tool.

Health Benefit Contact Information

Division of Retirement and Benefits
Member Services: (907) 465-4460 | Toll-Free: (800) 821-2251

Medical Benefits: Aetna
Member Services: (855) 784-8646

Dental Benefits: Moda/Delta Dental
Member Services: (855) 718-1768

Pharmacy Benefits: OptumRx
Member Services: (855) 409-6999

Specialty Pharmacy: BriovaRx
Enrollment Services: (855) 427-4682

Health Flexible Spending Accounts (HFSA): PayFlex
Member Services: (800) 416-7053

Surgery Plus
Member Care Advocate: (855) 715-1680

Vision & Audio Benefits: Aetna VSP
Member Services: (855) 784-8646

Member Services: (855) 835-2362