Over-the-Counter Benefit | 2019

New for 2019 is our over-the-counter benefit!

This benefit is only offered by certain plans. If your plan offers the benefit, you receive an “allowance” to spend on items you can use to stay healthy. You pay a $0 copayment for over-the-counter health-related items and non-prescription medications.

HMO Plans

Spend up to $100 each quarter banner image

Choices 65 #14

Choices 65 #14 for Northshore

Choices Gold

HMO SNP Plan

Spend up to $200 each quarter banner image

Secure Health

 
Peoples Health Group Medicare (HMO-POS), Peoples Health Group Medicare (HMO-POS) for Office of Group Benefits and Peoples Health Secure Choice #011 (HMO SNP) do not offer this benefit.

Peoples Health Group Medicare (HMO-POS), Peoples Health Group Medicare (HMO-POS) for Office of Group Benefits and Peoples Health Secure Choice #011 (HMO SNP) do not offer this benefit.

Frequently Asked Questions

What items can be purchased with the OTC benefit?

Categories of covered items include vitamin and minerals, as well as products for allergies, colds, digestive health, eye care, first aid, incontinence, oral care, pain relief, personal care, and foot care.

What is considered a quarter?

Each quarter of the year is divided into the following three month increments: Jan. 1 – March 31; April 1 – June 30; July 1 – Sept. 30; Oct. 1 – Dec. 31.

How do I order my OTC items?

Items can be ordered online or by phone. Only one order may be placed per quarter. Any unused amounts in a quarter will not carry over to the next quarter. The items will be delivered within seven to 10 business days. Items must be purchased from the network mail-order provider.

When can I place my first order?

The benefit begins January 1, 2019. Ordering will not be available until that date.

Still Have Questions?

If you have a question that’s not answered here, please call toll-free to speak with one of our plan representatives at 1-800-978-9765, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. TTY users may call 711.

If you have a question that’s not answered here, please call toll-free to speak with one of our plan representatives at 1-800-978-9765, seven days a week, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. TTY users may call 711.