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NYSHIP Update & CVS/Caremark Templates
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Attention Pharmacists with patients covered under the NYSHIP plan!!!!

As you are hopefully aware, PSSNY leaders have been fighting for relief on the NYSHIP plan since the beginning of the year. There have been broken promises from the state and now an offer for relief from the Governor’s office. The problem is we are unclear as to what the relief actually is or when it will take effect. The legislative year is coming close to an end. If we do not get a solid response in our meeting on June 4th – our state legislators have encouraged us to push for legislation.

PSSNY has decided to do both – Fight for NYSHIP RELIEF NOW and Fight to pass the FAIR GENERIC PRICING bill to provide some regulation on the PBM industry. There is not time to lose. Read below and take ACTION NOW!!

The Real Story about PBMs

It is important that your patients are aware of the affect the NYSHIP plan will have on their choice of pharmacy. It is urgent that you contact your NYSHIP patients and provide the following information. Because we have less than a month before the next meeting with the Governor’s Office to fight for relief under this plan you may not have time to wait for them to come to the pharmacy. We have provided several options – pick the one that works best for your pharmacy setting given the time constraint.   

Patient Petition

Have your NYSHIP Patients sign this petition and mail to the Governor’s Office no later than June 3, 2014.
Mail to: The Honorable Andrew M. Cuomo
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building
Governor of New York State
NYS State Capitol Building

Albany, NY 12224

  • Insert this bag stuffer into your NYSHIP patient’s check-out bags when they pick up their prescriptions between now and June 3rd, 2014. 


CVS/Caremark Prescriptions Accepted Here!!

Customers who have prescription coverage from the NYS Employees EMPIRE PLAN will be receiving notice that their plan is changing to CVS/Caremark. They need to know that they ARE NOT RESTRICTED TO ANY PARTICULAR PHARMACY.  Ensure that your customers know you can continue to serve them.  Below are templates you can download and customize to educate your clients on this change.

Instructions for downloading and customizing these templates for your pharmacy:

1. Click on the below hyperlinks to download the different templates that you would like. 

2. Open the file and type in your Pharmacy name at the top.  You can also insert your pharmacy's logo in the bottom left corner. You can also edit the size of the CVS/Caremark logo.

3. Save the file. 

4. You can then either print the file(s) or send them to the local printing service for copies to be made.

If you have any questions, please contact or 800-632-8822.


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