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Retiree Medical & Prescription Drug

The State offers three medical plan options so that retirees can select the plan that best meets their needs as well as access providers in their geographic area. Each medical plan provides comprehensive coverage, with different levels of out-of-pocket expenses and premium contribution rates.  Prescription Drug Coverage is included with medical plan enrollment. Retiree plans do not include Vision or EAP benefits or dental coverage. Deductibles and benefits for all plans are provided on a fiscal year, from July 1 through June 30.

Information about Regence BlueShield of Idaho Medical

Starting July 1, 2024, Regence BlueShield of Idaho will service the retiree medical plan.

Important Regence Benefit Information [PDF]

  • Customer Service is now available to answer questions by phone and by email
  • How to find a doctor
  • How to find a medication

Retiree Medical Plan Comparison & Plan Contract

Feature NamePPO In-NetworkPPO Out-of-NetworkTraditionalHigh Deductible
FY24 Plan ContractsRetiree PPO Retiree PPO Retiree PPO Retiree PPO
FY24 Plan SummaryRetiree PPO SBCRetiree PPO SBCRetiree Traditional SBCRetiree HDHP Single SBC
Retiree Family HDHP SBC
Deductible - Individual$350$600$450$2,000
Deductible - Family$950$1,700$1,250$4,000
Out-of-Pocket Limit - Individual$3,250$6,500$4,300$5,000
Out-of-Pocket Limit - Family$6,750$13,500$8,600$10,000
Plan Payment (% of allowable charges after deductible)$20 copay / 85%70%80%70%
Wellness/Preventive CareNo-copay for listed services70%100%100%
Telehealth/MDLiveNo copay
(Covered 100% during the Federal State of Emergency)
N/ANo copay
(Covered 100% during the Federal State of Emergency)
100% after deductible
(Covered 100% during the Federal State of Emergency)
For details about premiums, please see Retiree Premium Rates.
Please keep in mind that deductibles and benefit payments are based on allowable charges. Details about the medical plans, exclusions and waiting periods, can be found in each medical plan document and Summary of Benefits & Coverage (SBC).

Prescription Drug Prescription Drug Coverage

Starting July 1, 2024, Regence BlueShield of Idaho will service the retiree medical and prescription drug plans.

The Regence formulary is a 6-tier formulary with the same copay structure that you are used to seeing. Please review the Drug List below to see where you medications may be on this State Health Plan-specific list.

Regence 6-Tier Drug List (Specific to the State of Idaho plan)

Prescription Drug Formulary

Tier 1 - Generic$10
Tier 2 - Preferred Brand$30
Tier 3 - Non-preferred Brand$60
Tier 4 - Specialty$100
Mail Order Prescriptions90 days for 2 copays

lightning bolt icon ATTENTION HDHP MEMBERS: The costs for all prescriptions not listed on the HDHP Preventive List are subject to the HDHP deductible. Benefits will not begin until the deductible is met on the HDHP plan.

For a covered Prescription Drug dispensed by a Physician or a Licensed Pharmacist who is not a Participating Pharmacist, the Insured is responsible for paying for the Prescription Drug at the time of purchase and must submit a claim to BCI or one (1) of its designated claims processing vendors. The amount of payment for a covered Prescription Drug is the balance remaining after subtracting the Prescription Drug Copayment and/or Coinsurance from the lower of the Allowed Charge or the Usual Charge for the Prescription Drug.





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