In order to ensure that participants have access to the latest and most efficient insulin monitoring and delivery systems, effective June 1, 2022 the Trustees approved covering new insulin delivery systems as a part of the prescription benefits under the Seafarers Health and Benefits Plan (SHBP). These devices differ from traditional insulin pumps because they incorporate insulin directly into the device. They simplify insulin monitoring and more accurately treat diabetes. Examples of these devices include: V-Go products and Omnipod.
Eligible participants should provide their OptumRx card at the pharmacy when filling this prescription. If you are unsure about whether your device is covered under this improved benefit, please contact the SHBP at (800) 252-4674.