|55 ELM STREET
Telephone: (860) 702-3480
|HEALTH CARE COST
|STATE OF CONNECTICUT
OFFICE OF THE STATE COMPTROLLER
HEALTHCARE POLICY & BENEFIT SERVICES DIVISION
|ATTENTION:||Personnel and Payroll Officers, Chief Administrative and Fiscal Officers, Business Managers|
|SUBJECT:||Flu Vaccination Clinic Vendor Award|
The Office of the State Comptroller, Healthcare Policy & Benefit Services Division issued a Request for Proposal in August 2012 in order to seek vendors to administer statewide flu vaccination clinics. This process has replaced the need for agencies to use independent organizations to schedule flu vaccination clinics on their own. Since the State of Connecticut employee and retiree health plans are self-insured, this arrangement will result in a significant cost savings to the plan when compared to previous vaccination efforts. The on-site flu vaccination clinics are designed for those employees who currently participate in the State of Connecticut health plan.
The Office of the State Comptroller has completed the election process for the on-site flu vaccination clinic Request for Proposal for the 2012-2013 flu seasons.
The contract for the flu vaccination clinics has been awarded to both the Western Connecticut Home Care (formerly Danbury VNA) and our current pharmacy benefit manager, CVS Caremark.
III. COORDINATING FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
When coordinating flu vaccination clinics, agencies will have the option to choose from either vendor based upon the availability for both the agency and vendor. They may contact their selected vendor at:
|Western Connecticut Home Care||CVS Caremark|
|4 Liberty Street||695 George Washington Highway|
|Danbury, CT 06810||Lincoln, RI 02865|
|(203) 792-4120||Dana Campbell|
|Brian Carney||(401) 305-9010|
If your agency has already scheduled an on-site flu vaccination clinic for the fall of 2012 through Western Connecticut Home Care or CVS Caremark you are not required to make any changes. However, if your agency has scheduled an on-site flu vaccination clinic with any vendor other than those listed above, you are required to reschedule with an approved vendor.
The on-site flu vaccinations clinics are for members enrolled in the State of Connecticut health plans. The vendors will not be able to accept other insurance or cash payments for the flu shots at the on-site clinics.
IV. REGISTERING FOR FLU VACCINATION CLINICS
To register for an on line clinic with Caremark:
|Step 1 -||Access the website:|
|Click Here To Schedule CVS Caremark Flu Clinic|
|Step 2 -||Sign in with the following user ID and password:|
|User ID - Helen.Sullivan@po.state.ct.us|
|Step 3 -||Click on ADD NEW CLINIC|
|Step 4 -||Complete the information and hit SUBMIT.|
|CVS Caremark will contact you.|
To register for an on site clinic with Western Connecticut Home Care, contact Brian Carney via phone at (203) 792-4120 or email Brian.Carney@wcthealthnetwork.org.
V. ADDITIONAL FLU VACCINATION OPTIONS
Employees, dependents, and retirees enrolled in the State of Connecticut health plans have three ways to receive flu shots:
In and out-of-network claims will be paid according to the schedule of benefits of the health plan the employee or retiree is enrolled in. All vaccinations provided by the contracted vendors noted above will be considered in network regardless of the medical plan the employee is enrolled in.
Should you have any questions regarding the flu vaccination program, contact the Healthcare Analysis Unit at (860) 702-3560.
Very truly yours,
Thomas Woodruff, Ph.D.
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