The University arranged for the following interim changes to prescription drug coverage for employees enrolled in a Princeton medical plan.
- OptumRx members may obtain an early refill of prescriptions if they have refills remaining on file through mail order or at a participating retail pharmacy. The refill obtained stays consistent with the standard days’ supply previously filled by the member, i.e., 90 days at mail, 30 days at retail.
- OptumRx automatically extends approvals for existing prior authorizations for certain medications used to treat chronic conditions that are set to expire on or before May 1, 2020, for an additional 90 days.
- During the COVID-19 outbreak, when patients call to refill a specialty medication, OptumRx Specialty Pharmacy allows them a one-time, 90-day supply (versus the traditional 30-day supply) for certain specialty medications.
Since it is best to stay at home at this time, home delivery is a reliable and affordable way to get long-term medications. To enroll or transfer a prescription to mail order, call OptumRx at (877) 629- 3117, go to OptumRx’s website, or download the OptumRx mobile app from the App Store or Google Play.
For questions about medications during COVID-19, OptumRx has prepared these Frequently Asked Questions.