Published on Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Automatic Sprinkler Local 281, U.A. Welfare Fund (the Fund) has partnered with Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, to offer Flu vaccinations for eligible active and early retirees and their dependents. For Medicare Participants, with the Humana Plan, Pneumonia and Flu vaccinations are covered under the medical portion of the plan at 100%. The member is eligible for one flu shot each flu season (in the fall and winter). If additional flu shots are needed, they would have to be based on medical necessity. The Tetanus/Tdap and Shingles vaccination are covered under the Part D (or prescription) portion of the plan and depending on the tier level the vaccine received falls under, a copayment is applied. Additionally, if the Medicare Participant receives the Tetanus/Tdap and Shingles vaccine at the doctor’s office, they may have to pay for all the services upfront. A receipt for payment will need to be obtained, and the member will have to fill out a Rx DMR to be reimbursed directly (minus the copayment responsibility). The Fund Office is not able to handle reimbursements for vaccinations covered under the Humana Plan.
For eligible active and early retirees and their dependents, this notice has two vouchers for the influenza vaccination. At a Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, present one voucher per recipient. The cost of the vaccination will be $37.00, paid directly to Jewel-Osco’s Pharmacy. This Flu shot is for the 4-Strain Flu Vaccination and can be administered to individuals ages 10 years and older. A High Dose Flu Vaccine is intended for use in people 65 years of age and older. As with all flu vaccines, a High Dose Flu Vaccine is not recommended for people who have had a severe reaction to the flu vaccine in the past. If you meet the criteria for a High Dose Flu Vaccine and DO NOT have Medicare B insurance, the cost will be $58.00.
Included, is the shingles vaccination voucher, this vaccine (Shingrix) requires two doses to be effective, and there is a waiting period of 2 to 6 months between doses. Two vouchers are needed for the two doses of the Shingrix vaccine is dose is priced at $205.00. The second page is for your records to track the two-stage immunization. Discounted rates are also available for Pneumonia and Tetanus (with whooping cough/Tdap) vaccinations. Pneumonia (Pneumovax - $150.00 or Prevnar 13 - $230.00); Tetanus/Tdap (tetanus with whooping cough & diphtheria) - $75.00.
To find your nearest Jewel-Osco Pharmacy, please visit www.Jewelosco.com/pharmacy. Eligible active and early retirees and their dependents can send in their itemized receipts, stating the date, patient name and vaccination received to the Fund Office for a one hundred percent (100%) reimbursement for any, and all vaccinations received. Due to COVID-19, public health authorities stress that it is more important than ever for people to get their flu shot.