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Effective January 1, 2014 the State is changing the pharmacy benefits administration to Express Scripts, Inc. (ESI). Following are important details regarding this change. Members can expect to receive information mailed to their home address in the coming months. These mailings will detail information regarding the transition to ESI and what steps members will need to take regarding this change.
  • All members will receive new Express Script ID cards mid to late December to start using effective 1/1/2014.
  • Change to Express Scripts will not impact co-pay structure, mandatory mail opt-out and mandatory generic program
  • Express Scripts provides access to a large national retail pharmacy network
  • Express Scripts provides access for mail order prescriptions
  • Members may see movement in regards to formulary co-pays.
  • Members will have a 90-day grace period ending 3/31/2014 to make changes to preferred brand drugs
  • Retail Prescriptions

    • Show new ID card at the pharmacy after 01/01/2014
    • Retail prescriptions do not need to be transferred
  • Mail Order, Specialty, and Prior Authorizations

    • Express Scripts will work with current vendor to transition open mail order prescriptions
    • Some prescriptions are excluded (i.e. narcotics and expired prescriptions) and will require new prescriptions
    • If the member has the ability to fill a mail order prescription prior to 12/31/2013, they should do so with current vendor
    • Specialty prescriptions will transfer as well with the open refill transfers
    • Express Scripts will work with current vendor to transfer existing Prior Authorizations
  • Frequently Asked Questions: Click here to review the FAQ’s regarding transitioning to the new pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, Inc. effective January 1, 2014.
  • Transition Checklist: Click here to access a checklist to prepare for the new pharmacy benefit manager Express Scripts, Inc. effective January 1, 2014.
  • Website: Click here to access Express Scripts website to learn more about your pharmacy benefits. You can check the price of your medications and review the network of retail pharmacies.
  • Click here for additional information about your pharmacy benefit vendor transition.

Effective October 1, 2013 routine seasonal flu vaccinations are available as part of your prescription drug plan and are not subject to a copayment if you go to a participating pharmacy. Please click here for further information regarding this benefit.


Please click here to review an important announcement regarding the Supreme Court’s ruling in the United States v. Windsor case impacting the recognition of same-gender marriages for federal tax purposes. To review the Frequently Asked Questions regarding this, please click here.

Retired Employee Benefits

Welcome to the State Division of Personnel web site for medical and dental benefits for state retirees. This site contains information about the non-pension benefits you receive as a retiree from state service. It will be updated from time to time as new information about your benefits becomes available.

The State Department of Administrative Services (DAS), and not the New Hampshire Retirement System, administers your non-pension benefits. Individuals in the DAS Division of Personnel and Bureau of Risk Management share responsibility for managing these benefits. If you have questions about enrolling in a retired employee health or dental plan, you should contact the Division of Personnel.

As a retired State of New Hampshire employee, you may be eligible for medical coverage provided by the State. If you are under 65 and not Medicare-eligible, Anthem BCBS provides coverage for retirees under age 65 who plan to reside in or out of the New England area. If you are 65 or over and Medicare-eligible, your coverage is provided by the State through Anthem BCBS Supplemental plan. You may purchase dental coverage through the State's insured program with Delta Dental of New Hampshire.

If you are Medicare-eligible, you should also be aware that the State's retiree medical coverage includes comprehensive prescription drug coverage. For that reason, you need not enroll in the Medicare Rx program (also known as "Medicare Part D"). You may find the following materials helpful.


Medical Benefits

Pharmacy Benefits (For Retirees Under and Over Age 65)

Dental Benefits

Retirement System

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