Welcome to Southeast Missouri State University's Benefits Website! If you have questions about the University's benefits, you may call Donna Spencer at (573) 651-2855. You may also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Shingles Vaccines on Hold at Walgreens for Individuals 65 and Older
Walgreens has currently placed a block on administering the shingles vaccine to individuals 65 and older with Medicare. They are attempting to put a solution in place to be able to differentiate between commercial members and Medicare primary members. United Health Care members wanting the shingles vaccine should contact their physician’s office, ask them to order the vaccine and have the vaccine administered in the physician’s office. The physician’s office should bill UHC directly.
Zoster Vaccine for Shingles – Important Information on UHC Plan Benefits
UHC members age 60 and older are eligible for the Zoster vaccine for shingles. UHC encourages members to receive this vaccine from their in-network physician's office rather than through a retail pharmacy as this vaccine is only covered under the UHC medical plan. The vaccine is not a covered benefit under the UHC prescription plan. To obtain the vaccine, the physician can contact Prescription Solutions at OptumRx by calling 1-866-218-7398. OptumRx will obtain the prescription from the provider and will ship the order to the physician's office. As mentioned above, the Zoster vaccine is a medical benefit and not a prescription benefit under the UHC plan. However, there are three in-network pharmacies which can provide the vaccine and bill the UHC medical plan - Walgreens, Rite Aid and Mollen Immunization Clinic. For more information, members can contact UHC customer service at 1-866-633-2446.
Benefits Plans Information for 2014
Benefit Help Desk
We hope that you will find everything you need to make better benefits and health care decisions. If you have questions about your University benefits, please email the Benefit Help Desk. A Human Resources Representative is available to respond to your email Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Central Standard Time). You may also call us: Donna Spencer at (573) 651-2855.