Caremark: New Prescription Provider

Important information for those who utilize the Mail Order Prescription Drug Service:

  • Starting July 1, 2000, Caremark will be your new provider of mail order prescription drugs replacing PCS.
  • You can call PCS toll free at 1-888-727-5573 if you have any questions on prescription orders prior to July 1, 2000.

What Does This Mean To You?

  • Any order placed with Caremark will require a new prescription. If an order is submitted to Caremark without an original prescription, the order will be returned.
  • Beginning July 1, 2000, orders should be submitted, along with the appropriate copayment and original prescription to Caremark Inc. at P.O. Box 407009, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33340-7009.
  • If you have any questions regarding your new prescription drug benefit, please call Caremark Customer Service toll-free at 1-800-378-0802. (Please note: Caremark's Customer Service number will be operational on or about June 5, 2000).

--Division of Human Resources

Pre-tax Expense Account Reminder

Reimbursements from the health care and dependent care pre-tax accounts for the Plan Year July 1, 1999 to June 30, 2000 will be based on receipts for expenses incurred during that period. Expenses are considered incurred on the day the service is provided, not when you are billed or when they are paid. After the close of the Plan Year, you have 3 months (or until September 30, 2000) to submit your reimbursement request to Eastern Benefit Systems, Inc. (EBS), Penn's pre-tax account administrator. If you have not received your Explanation of Benefits (EOB) from your provider, you may still file your claim before the September 30 deadline and forward the EOB later to EBS. If you have any questions, please contact EBS at 1-888-736-6359.

--Division of Human Resources

A New Free Service for Discounted Insurance

The Division of Human Resources is pleased to introduce an exciting new service for faculty and staff. is a free secure service that provides faculty and staff members and their families with access to discounted rates on products such as auto and home loans, auto and home insurance, long-term care insurance, term-life insurance and pet insurance.

As a member of the Penn community, you may utilize to compare services and prices, without sales pressure, to allow you to select the product that is right for you at the right price. Additionally, has trained consumer advisors that are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to answer questions or assist with receiving quotes. To access the service visit, click on the icon: "First Time Here." To begin you will have to select a user id and password. Penn's Client ID is PENN834. If you do not have access to the web, you can contact at (800) 367-9497, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to access these same services.

We hope you will enjoy this new opportunity to shop for products and services that are of value to you and your family.

--Division of Human Resource

Benefits Fair Raffle Winners

Congratulations to the following individuals who won door prizes at the recent Benefit Fairs.

Benefits Fair Raffle Winners (Campus)

Vendor Prize Winner's Name
Blue Cross Sweat shirt Joanne Crossin
Blue Cross Mug Rebecca Perry
Keystone Health Plan East Thermos Rodney Morrison
Keystone Health Plan East Umbrella Josephine Mercer
POS Keystone Health Sys Pen Luis Santiago
Penn Care Teddy Bear w/shirt Susan Haider
Aetna No raffle from carrier
Caremark No raffle from carrier
Clarity Vision Serengeti Drivers Rob Tisot
EBS Dinner Basket Bere Saxson
Penn Faculty Practice Plan Ultrasonic Toothbrush Mary Jo Pauxtis
MetLife Snoopy Stuffed animal Peter Calderone
TIAA/CREF Stadium Blanket Kathleen Gillis
TIAA/CREF Garment bag Dan Sullivan

Benefits Fair Raffle Winners (New Bolton Center)

Vendor Prize Winner's name
Blue Cross T-Shirt Debra Baird
Keystone Pen Shannon Harper
Penn Care Phillies Tickets Frank Dalton
Aetna USHC Zip up Sweatshirt Bonnie Millar
Pull over Sweatshirt Gene Dolan
Kahki Shirt Julia O'Connor
Clarity Vision Sunglasses Ben Martin
Penn Faculty Practice Plan Electric toothbrush Pam Robbins
MetLife Snoopy stuffed animal Frank Dalton

--Division of Human Resources

Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 34, May 30, 2000

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