It is important you compare each plan to select the plan that best fits your situation.

NEW FOR 2015 - IF YOU HAVE MORE THAN ONE PRESCRIPTION DRUG PLAN...

Highmark has added coordination of benefits to our prescription coverage for both the PPO Blue and PPO Savings plan.  

If you have more than one prescription drug plan, coordination of benefits helps ensure that the pharmacy charges you the correct amount after BOTH of your plans process the claim at the time you purchase your prescription.  This new provisions applies only to prescription purchased through a retail pharmacy, for example, CVS, Rite Aid, Wal-Mart, etc. 

Prescriptions purchased through the mail order benefit at University Health Services or Express Scripts by mail will continue to run through one insurance plan.   

To take full advantage of this feature:

Make sure your local pharmacy and Highmark have up-to-date insurance information for both of your prescription plans.

If you have questions, please call Highmark Member Services at 800-914-4384.

Value-Based Benefit Design (VBBD)

If you enroll in the PPO Blue Plan for 2015, you can take advantage of a new way to save on chronic health care conditions: Value-Based Benefit Design (VBBD).

If you are diagnosed by your doctor with high blood pressure, high cholesterol and/or diabetes (type 1 or type 2), you can enroll in VBBD. Office visits, lab work and medical supplies are covered at 100% with no copays or coinsurance for these conditions when you enroll in this voluntary program.

To be eligible for this coverage, you must opt in with Highmark beginning January 1, 2015. You must also remain in the PPO Blue Plan and follow your in-network doctor’s plan of care. For more information on VBBD or to opt-in, call Highmark at 800-914-4384 beginning January 1.

Premiums

2015 PPO Blue Plan (Faculty & Staff)
Plan Type
$30,000 $40,000 $50,000 $60,000 $75,000 $85,000 $100,000 $140,000
Individual
(1.81% of Salary)
$45.28 $60.37 $75.47 $90.56 $113.20 $128.30 $150.94 $211.31
2-Person
(4.40% of Salary)
$110.05 $146.74 $183.42 $220.11 $275.13 $311.82 $366.84 $513.58
Parent/Child(ren)
(4.08% of Salary)
$101.98 $135.97 $169.97 $203.96 $254.95 $288.95 $339.94 $475.91
Family
(5.61% of Salary)
$140.37 $187.16 $233.95 $280.74 $350.93 $397.72 $467.91 $655.07

Teamsters Bi-Weekly Premiums

Payroll contributions will be determined based on your annual base salary as of October 31, 2014. Your new payroll contribution amount is effective January 1, 2015 and will remain the same for the entire year.

2015 PPO Blue Plan (Teamsters)
Plan Type
$25,000 $30,000 $35,000 $40,000 $45,000 $50,000 $60,000
Individual
(2.26% of Salary)
$21.73 $26.08 $30.42 $34.77 $39.12 $43.46 $52.15
2-Person
(4.88% of Salary)
$46.92 $56.31 $65.69 $75.08 $84.46 $93.85 $112.62
Parent/Child(ren)
(4.55% of Salary)
$43.75 $52.50 $61.25 $70.00 $78.75 $87.50 $105.00
Family
(6.10% of Salary)
$58.65 $70.38 $82.12 $93.85 $105.58 $117.31 $140.77

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