Benefits Plans - Prescription Drug Plan: Drug Plan Updates and New Drug Releases -
Product Update: Allegra (fexofenadine) products
Effective Date: March 4, 2011
Allegra (fexofenadine) products are available over-the-counter (OTC) effective March 4, 2011. OTC products are not covered under the U-M Prescription Drug Plan, and the plan will no longer cover Allegra (fexofenadine) products with or without a prescription.
If you already have a prescription for Allegra, the Prescription Drug Plan will cover refills of Allegra (fexofenadine) products until April 30, 2011. After that, you may purchase your medication at your local retail stores without a prescription as a non-covered expense. With a written prescription from your health care provider, OTC purchases of Allegra (fexofenadine) products qualify for reimbursement under your Health Care Flexible Spending Account (FSA). For details, please visit the Benefits Office website at: benefits.umich.edu/plans/reimburse/hc1.html.
A number of alternative allergy relief products are already available OTC without a prescription and significant price competition among these products is anticipated.
The administrator of the university's Prescritption Drug Plan, informedRx/SXC, has mailed notification of this change in coverage to plan members who are currently taking fexofenadine.
If you have any questions, please contact the informedRx/SXC member call center toll-free at 866-715-0874. Plan participants using a telecommunications device for the deaf (TTY) may call 866-261-0791.
The University of Michigan in its sole discretion may modify, amend, or terminate the benefits provided with respect to any individual receiving benefits, including active employees, retirees, and their dependents. Although the university has elected to provide these benefits this year, no individual has a vested right to any of the benefits provided. Nothing in these materials gives any individual the right to continued benefits beyond the time the university modifies, amends, or terminates the benefit. Anyone seeking or accepting any of the benefits provided will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the benefits programs and the university's right to modify, amend or terminate them.