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 ‭(Hidden)‬ COVID Test Availability

​Employees and retirees covered under the Navitus pharmacy plan are now able to purchase over-the-counter (OTC) at-home COVID-19 tests, at little or no cost.  Beginning January 15, 2022, the Navitus pharmacy plan will cover FDA-authorized OTC at-home COVID-19 diagnostic tests purchased on or after January 15, 2022, without a doctor's prescription. The OTC at-home COVID-19 test benefit includes up to 8 tests per member every 30 days.

It is highly recommended for members to get an OTC COVID-19 test kit at the pharmacy counter to ensure the kits are processed properly and that members have no out-of-pocket costs at the point of sale. If kits are purchased, Navitus will reimburse at a rate of up to $12 per individual test (or the cost of the test, if less than $12). 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ ​ ASR Network Change

​ASR is replacing CIGNA with Aetna's provider network.  The vast majority of CIGNA providers also participate in Aetna's network, but you should still confirm that your provider is covered through the new ASR plan by going to Find a Provider Search option.

This change is due to CIGNA terminating business agreements with ASR.  In response, ASR sought a network with Aetna because it has a 99.4% match with CIGNA's providers for County members. 

TO FIND A PROVIDER: E-mail or call 800-968-2449

Contact Oakland County HR Benefits Specialist, Uda Daniel, at (248) 975-9649 or for questions regarding this change. 

ASR Provider Search instructions  - PCN HAP Aetna

2022 Aetna National PPO Network Member Announcement 

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Insurance Card Delay

​Insurance carriers, Blue Cross Blue Shield, ASR, HAP and Navitus Rx are issuing new cards for plan year 2022 for all members. The County has been notified that there is a delay in issuing all carrier cards, but if you need a carrier card for appointments until new ones arrive, they are available on mobile apps or on vendor portals.

 ‭(Hidden)‬ Update Beneficiary in Workday