Specialty Drug Program
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UMWA Health and Retirement Funds

Specialty Drug Program

Specialty drugs are those that are generally, but not always, injectable drugs that you may receive at home or at your doctor’s office.  These include drugs used for multiple sclerosis, anemia and rheumatoid arthritis.  The Funds’ preferred provider for specialty pharmacy drugs is the Caremark Specialty Pharmacy.  Using this pharmacy assures that you get the drug when you need it and provides you with excellent service and convenience. 

Using the Caremark Specialty Pharmacy means that you will get personal attention from a pharmacist-led team that provides condition-specific education, instructions on how to take your medications properly, and expert advice on how to manage your drug therapy.   You will also have easy access to pharmacists and other health experts 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Use of this pharmacy can also save the Funds money.  We strongly encourage you to consider using the Funds’ preferred pharmacy to assist with your specialty medication services. Non-preferred speciality drugs will not be covered until all preferred drugs have been exhausted.

Call toll-free 1-800-237-2767 to transfer your specialty drugs to the CaremarkConnect Specialty Pharmacy.  For your convenience, Caremark will call your doctor and take care of the paperwork.   Representatives are available Monday through Friday, 7:30 am – 9 pm EST. 

You can also contact the Funds’ Call Center toll-free at 1-800-291-1425.

Speciality Preferred Product List​​​