Prescription Benefit - Smoking Cessation
Smoking Cessation Coverage
Effective July 1, 2007, the UK Prescription Benefit has added coverage for smoking cessation, limited to the use of varenicline (Chantix™).
Your prescription benefit for Chantix™ is limited to $500 “UK plan cost” per UK health plan member per year (this means a maximum of 8 months of prescription coverage per person per year at this time). Your coinsurance for Chantix is 40%, or about $60 per month.
The same prescription benefit exists for all UK health plan members, including UK-HMO, UK-PPO, UK-PPO High, UK-EPO, and UK Indemnity.
For additional information on smoking cessation:
UK Health & Wellness Tobacco Cessation Coaching
UK Health & Wellness offers free Tobacco Cessation Coaching via a Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist to help YOU successfully quit tobacco. Free Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT) is available to eligible participants enrolled in this program. Regular employees (0.5 - 1.0 full-time equivalency) and their spouses/sponsored dependents may participate. UK retirees and their spouses/sponsored dependentsmay also participate. Click here for more information.
PFIZER: GETQUIT Support Plan
Information sponsored by the Pfizer describing the drug Chantix™ and a free support program including a step-by-step guide for preparing to stop smoking, emails or phone support for up to a full year, web site, coaches, etc.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE:
NCI’s Smoking Quitline
1-877-44U-QUIT (or 1-877-448-7848)
Smoking cessation counselors are available to answer smoking-related questions, including quitting smokeless tobacco, in English or Spanish, Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. local time. Call toll free.
NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE and
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH: Medline Plus®
Smoking Cessation References
A compilation of various references.
STATE OF KENTUCKY:
Kentucky’s Tobacco Quit Line
1-800-Quit Now (or 1-800-784-8669)
The Quit Line offers a one-on-one proactive counseling program for tobacco users and their friends and family who are ready to quit using tobacco products. Kentuckians can call 1-800-784-8669 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. (EST) Monday through Friday. (There is a 24-hour voice mail, and they will call you back.)