Certain brands and types of diabetic supplies covered at no cost to you under the HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program

September 01, 2021

blood testing sugar levelsIf you’re in HealthSelect of Texas® or HealthSelect Out-of-StateSM, you will pay nothing for some diabetic supplies such as lancets, lancing devices and OneTouch Ultra® and OneTouch Verio® diabetic test strips under the HealthSelectSM Prescription Drug Program, administered by OptumRx, when you use an in-network pharmacy and present your prescription drug ID card.

If you’re in Consumer Directed HealthSelectSM, lancets, lancing devices, syringes, pen needles and OneTouch Ultra and OneTouch Verio diabetic test strips are available at no cost after you meet your annual deductible.

Free Glucose Meter Program

The Free Glucose Meter Program lets HealthSelect of Texas, Consumer Directed HealthSelect and HealthSelect Out-of-State participants get one of the following brands of OneTouch Verio glucometer annually at no cost when you order it through LifeScan (the manufacturer of OneTouch products).

  • OneTouch Ultra
  • OneTouch Verio
  • OneTouch Verio Flex®
  • OneTouch Verio Reflect®

After speaking with your doctor about which glucometer is best for you, contact the LifeScan Service Center at (866) 355-9962 or visit the website at www.onetouch.orderpoints.com and use order code: 594PRX100. LifeScan will deliver your free glucometer to your address. 

To get the OneTouch glucometer at no cost, you must order through LifeScan. If you prefer to get your glucometer at a retail pharmacy, you will need a valid prescription from your doctor, and you will be responsible for the applicable copay/coinsurance. 

Items covered at an in-network pharmacy with a copay/coinsurance

The HealthSelect Prescription Drug Program benefit may cover other diabetic supplies at an in-network pharmacy with a copay or coinsurance. After meeting your annual deductible, you will pay the applicable copay/coinsurance depending on the tier status of the item you are purchasing. Call OptumRx Customer Care at (855) 828-9834 (TTY: 711) or visit www.healthselectrx.com to find out more about the cost of your particular item.

Your pharmacy benefit covers the following items with a copay/coinsurance:
  • insulin,
  • diabetic oral agents,
  • certain glucometers,
  • certain test strips,
  • alcohol wipes and swabs,
  • glucagon emergency kits and 
  • syringes and pen needles.

Coverage of diabetic supplies and equipment under the HealthSelect medical plans administered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) remains unchanged, so you can continue to receive covered diabetic supplies and equipment through your medical benefits if you prefer. But, you also have the additional option of receiving certain diabetic supplies and equipment at an in-network pharmacy through your pharmacy benefits.

Health and other insurance benefits for employees and retirees are subject to change.