The plan covers tobacco cessation services only when you are enrolled in the Quit for Life tobacco cessation program. No other stop smoking services are covered. Quit for Life provides phone counseling, online communications, nicotine replacement therapy, and educational materials to help you quit using tobacco. Enroll by calling 1-866-784-8454, or go to www.quitnow.net/ump/.
These services are covered at 100%. You do not pay toward your deductible or coinsurance.
ALERT! Only nicotine products supplied by Quit for Life are covered. If you choose to get a product that Quit for Life doesn't supply, you will have to pay the entire cost out of pocket.
When recommended by your Quit for Life counselor, the following medications are free to you:
Nicotine patches, lozenges, or gum.
Prescription drugs identified in the UMP Preferred Drug List as covered when preauthorized by Quit for Life.
Nicotine patches, lozenges, or gum will be sent to you by Quit for Life at no cost to you. Nicotine replacement therapy is covered only when supplied directly by Quit for Life. You cannot purchase these products and get reimbursed later.
To receive coverage for prescription drugs, you must:
Be participating in Quit for Life.
Get preauthorization from your Quit for Life counselor.
Go to your doctor and request a prescription.
Please allow three business days after Quit for Life approves coverage before filling your prescription. Prescription drugs for tobacco cessation are covered only at network (retail and mail-order) pharmacies.
ALERT! See the current UMP Preferred Drug List for drugs covered under this benefit. If your provider prescribes a noncovered drug for tobacco cessation, you will have to pay the full cost. Note: When a generic drug becomes available, the brand-name drug is not covered.