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Green Shield Prescription Drug Plan (A brief Overview) Effective January 1, 2009 The prescription drug co-pay for actives and retirees will increase to 10% per prescriptionwith a maximumper family of$250 for the 2009 year. Once the yearly maximum co-pay is reached the active employee or retiree and any of their covered dependents will no longer be required to pay any deductibles till the new year starts again the following January 1st .
This yearly co-pay increases on January 1st 2010 to $270/Family/Year and increases on January 1st 2011 to $290/Family/Year.
For retirees, dependent spouse’s or surviving spouse’s who are covered by the plan and are over 65 years of age who are on the Ontario Drug Plan (ODB) Starting January 1st 2009 the first $100 that the government requires you to pay for prescription drugs will be reimbursed to you through your Green Shield Plan, minus the 10% co-pay ($10). After this the retiree, dependent spouse or surviving spouse over 65 will be required to pay 10% of the dispensing fee for each prescription which presently is $6.11 which works out to be $0.61, until that years maximum co-pay has been reached. Our plans Conditional and Exceptional Prescription Drugs As in the past, our plan will still continue to have some Prescription drugs that are Conditional or Exceptional. If your doctor has prescribed a drug, which is an exceptional, or a conditional drug under our plan, your doctor must fill out a prescription drug special authorization form in detail, including the reason to qualify and any other medical information, as failure to do so could result in Green Shield denying you coverage for this specific drug. The prescription drug special authorization form your doctor must fill out, including the outlined criteria that needs to be meet for these drugs are available through Green Shield by calling directly at 1-888-711-1119, contacting the in the Plant CAW Benefit office or CAW Local Union Hall. Once the form has been completed mail to Green Shield or Fax the drug special authorization form to Green Shield at 1-519-739-6483 (Note: Green Shield will only accept drug special authorization forms at this Fax number do not use for any other Green Shield claims.) Generic Prescription Drug Coverage Also as in the past, when a prescription drug for a covered person has a legally substitutable generic equivalent, the maximum benefit under the Plan for such drug will be limited to the cost of the legally substitutable generic drug. When the covered person chooses the more costly drug, instead of the lower priced legally substitutable generic drug, that person will be responsible for the difference in cost. Brand Name drugs will only be covered by Green Shield when there is clear documented medical evidence that the legally substitutable generic drug has produced an adverse reaction with the individual and it has been registered with Health Canada. Dispensing Fee’s As our previous contact, any covered person will be responsible for any additional charges assessed by the nonparticipating pharmacy over and above those paid by the plan, including any dispensing fee charge over $11.00.
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