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[IP] Re: New Insurance - Pers Choice
At 06:58 AM 01/15/2000 , you wrote:
>Hoping somebody out there has this insurance, in Calif. Is new to us - I am
>very nervous about pump and D supplies. Holly
Gee...I was really hoping you had some information about Pers Choice....my
husband also works civil service and is covered under the PERS health
insurance plans. We have Kaiser Permanente - Southern Region. All of
Anthony's (my 11 year old son) pumping supplies, including his pump was
covered 100%. We just got the pump last week, so this is definitely under
the current year coverage.
My husband will be retiring in another 2 1/2 years at age 55. We are
leaving CA....yeah!!!! and PERS Choice and PERS Care will be our only
out-of-state choices. You might want to call member services for your
health plan and ask them if the pump and pump supplies are covered. That's
what we finally did with Kaiser when our peds endo only thought they would
pay 50%, and not cover pump supplies at all. Were we pleasantly surprised
when we found out that everything was covered.
>I believe that effective Jan 1, all insurance co.s in CA must pay for
>diabetes supplies and education. Don't know the specific's of the bill,
>but it is now in effect.
I believe this is correct as well. As of the 1st of January, we no longer
pay for test strips, ketostix, or any other testing supplies, including
lancets and meters. Previously we paid a prescription co-payment for the
strips, and ketostix were over the counter...ouch! Our syringes, insulin,
etc. are still covered under our prescription coverage, but our specific
plan only has a $5 co-payment for a three month supply.
mother of Anthony, 11, dx. 9-22-95...pumping any day now!
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