Happy Holidays!
Employer Connection
December 2018
We wish you, your employees, and their families a very happy holiday season and a prosperous New Year! We appreciate your loyalty and continued support of HMAA, and it is a pleasure serving you.

We are pleased to provide the following updates, and encourage you to share this information with others in your company. View previous notices .
Prescription Benefits through OptumRx
Please inform your employees covered by an HMAA drug plan.
As a friendly reminder, we have partnered with OptumRx for prescription drug benefits effective  January 1, 2019 . OptumRx will replace Express Scripts as our pharmacy benefit manager to provide you with quality, cost-effective services for retail and mail order prescription benefits.
Affected members will receive a new HMAA ID card later this month. Members should discard any old cards and ensure they present only the new card to their healthcare providers and pharmacies beginning January 2019.
Our prescription drug formulary will change to the OptumRx Formulary , resulting in a change to the copayment on certain drugs. Members may contact our Customer Service Center at 941-4622, toll-free at (888) 941-4622, or email for more information. 

Not Too Late for a Flu Shot!
A flu shot is still your best protection against influenza. The CDC estimates up to 20% of the U.S. population will get the flu this year, and about 310,000 people will require hospitalization for flu-related illnesses.
HMAA provides members with free vaccines from a variety of partnered pharmacies until February 2019 through our Flu Prevention Program . Employers may also host a worksite vaccination clinic by contacting .
Emergency Room Alternatives
The holiday season is often a busy time for emergency rooms. Whether you are seeking medical care for a flu, cough, sore throat, broken bone, or allergic reaction, save yourself some of the stress of seeking medical care by knowing which facility or service is right for your situation.

  • HiDoc® Telemedicine Service at no cost to HMAA members
  • Primary Care Physician (PCP)
  • Urgent Care Facility
  • Emergency Room
Need Assistance?
If you have any questions or need assistance, please feel free to contact your HMAA Account Manager directly or at (808) 791-7654, toll-free at (800) 621-6998 x301, or .