HUMAN RESOURCES AND PAYROLL
Columbia County Human Resources and Payroll
401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
UPSEU MEMBER BENEFITS
NEW PRESCRIPTION CHANGE IMPORTANT INFORMATION EFFECCTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023
Starting January 1, 2023, CDPHP/Capital Rx will be our new pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) replacing ProAct. PBMs manage prescription drug benefits on behalf of health insurers. You’ll continue to have access to national pharmacy chains and supermarkets, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Price Chopper/Market 32, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, and Wegmans, as well as most other pharmacies you’ve had in the past.
Because of this change, you will receive a new CDPHP member ID card in the mail which includes new pharmacy claim processing information. Be sure to use the new ID card at your pharmacy and doctor’s office starting January 1, 2023.
After January 1, 2023, you can view your prescription benefit coverage details by logging in to your member account at member.cdphp.com.
Also, after January 1, 2023,
Manage Prescriptions in the Palm of Your Hand
Download the CDPHP ConnectRx, On the Go app to change pharmacies quickly and easily, plus view prescriptions and cost-saving alternatives. To download the app, text RX to 237471.
UPSEU has changed their age limit for dental and vision coverage. Dependents can now be covered up to their 26th birthday without proof of attending school/college. Open enrollment will be held again in the Fall, 2022, dates to be announced.
To enroll your dependent child, you will need to complete the blue UPSEU benefit card and submit it to me with a copy of your child's birth certificate. UPSEU requires the blue card*, a copy will not be accepted. Please send them through interoffice mail or USPS mail to Human Resources 401 State Street, Hudson, NY 12534. *Blue UPSEU benefit cards are available at most departments through your payroll clerk. If not please contact Human Resources and we will send you one.
Should you have any questions or concerns about the plan you can reach out to UPSEU Benefits at 1-800-833-3688.
Benefit eligible employees will use the forms and guidelines below for their health, dental and vision insurance. PLEASE NOTE: If you are adding dependents to ANY of your insurance coverage, you MUST supply Birth and Marriage Certificates for each dependent.
Health Insurance Information
Columbia County offers Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) as our health insurance provider. Questions regarding CDPHP health insurance, buyouts, and all other questions may be directed to Human Resources at 518-828-4086 or at the CDPHP website www.cdphp.com/
CDPHP Summary of Benefits
Health Insurance Buyout Form
Click HERE to find out more about the "Transparency in Coverage" rule and the machine-readable file posting requirement, then click on the medical cost transparency tool.
Columbia County now offers prescription coverage through CDPHP. You can direct questions regarding prescription coverage to the CDPHP Pharmacy at 1-888-292-6330 or visit the website at https://www.cdphp.com/members/rx-corner. Please click on the links below for other information:
CDHPH Penny a Pill
CDPHP Specialty Drug Flyer
CDPHP 2023 Drug Formulary
Walmart Home Delivery Flyer
CanaRX Formulary and Forms (Columbia County Meds)*
*Columbia County Meds/CanaRx has a new website! Please visit their new website at this link above. From there you can choose "view your plan" on the top right side, and enter COLCNTY for our plan. The formulary is listed on this website.
Vision and Dental Coverage
Vision and dental questions or concerns should be directed to an UPSEU Benefits Administrator at 800-833-3688.
UPSEU Benefit Plan Information
Emblem Health Enrollment Form
UPSEU $5 Co-pay Reimbursement Form
UPSEU EyeMed Plan
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are reimbursement accounts that allow you to pay for certain eligible expenses with tax-free dollars.
Health Equity FSA Flyer
Health Equity FSA Application
Assistance with Setting Up Your Health Equity Account