Prescription Drug Providers
Dow Jones has made a change in prescription drug providers, replacing Aetna with CVS Caremark.
Such a change was discussed during contract bargaining last year. IAPE made it clear then — and has repeated since then — that our agreement to any such change in providers would depend on the new provider delivering better choices for IAPE members — improving the chances that your prescription drug of choice will be on the less expensive "formulary" list instead of the more expensive "non-formulary" list.
We're in the process of comparing the two services to ensure that, in fact, the switch has delivered what was promised.
At the same time, we have a general concern about how "formulary" and "non-formulary" lists are created. We'll be running down the answers and will be exploring our options.
We'll keep you up to date.
IAPE CWA 1096