Stop for Your Health … and for Your Wallet
Quit for Good is a free, eight-week tobacco cessation class for MCPS staff and their spouses. The class covers everything from nicotine replacement therapy, coping techniques, stress management and nutrition. It also has an excellent success rate.
E-mail Well Aware to reserve your spot in the next class, which begins on Monday, March 5. Class already full? E-mail anytime to have your name added to a waiting list for a future class. For more information on the tobacco cessation program, visit the Quit for Good website.
CareFirst Offering Program That Would Waive Cost for Diabetic Supplies
MCPS employees who have diabetes and are covered by a CareFirst medical plan have the option of participating in a diabetes case management program to have their copayments waived for diabetes supplies.
In order for copayments for diabetic supplies and medication to be waived in 2019 and each year thereafter, MCPS employees who are diabetic and covered by a CareFirst medical plan are required to—
- maintain their participation in the diabetes management program, and
- use medications prescribed to treat their diabetes exactly as their doctor has instructed without missing any days.
CareFirst first began tracking adherence to these requirements on Jan. 16, 2018. If, as of January 1, 2019, you have not missed any days between prescription refills, i.e., you have refilled your prescription regularly to ensure you have enough medication for daily use, copayments for diabetes supplies will continue to be waived.
If you have diabetes, maintaining regular use of your prescription medications is a key component in controlling the disease. By meeting these two requirements every year, CareFirst members with diabetes will continue to receive diabetic supplies without a copayment while more closely managing their disease.
If you have diabetes and are covered by a CareFirst medical plan and would like to participate in the diabetes case management program, or you would like to confirm your status as a program participant, contact the customer service department of your medical plan.
For more information, email Well Aware.