Flu Shot Options for Employees and their Families

Human Resources has partnered with Anthem/Express Scripts to provide a convenient and expanded free flu shot program. All employees and family members* covered by the University's Anthem/Express Scripts health plans can receive flu shots from participating pharmacies during their normal operating hours. In most cases, flu shots will be available 7 days per week.

Options for Obtaining Flu Shots/Vaccinations:
Pharmacy Free Flu Shot Program for Employees and Family Members

For employees and family members* who are covered by the University's Anthem/Express Scripts health plans, Human Resources has entered an agreement with Express Scripts to provide 100 percent coverage of flu shots at participating pharmacies.

Current participating Athens area pharmacies include CVS, Fruth Pharmacy, Kroger and The Drugstore at O'Bleness (must be 18 years of age or older). Employees are encouraged to call their preferred pharmacy to check whether or not the pharmacy will bill the flu shots to Express Scripts. Employees who work at regional campuses or centers (and their University insured family members) may access the free flu shots at participating pharmacies such as CVS, Kroger, or Walgreens.

Flu shots provided by pharmacies will covered at 100 percent only if the pharmacy bills Express Scripts. Employees must present their Express Scripts identification card to the pharmacy.

Flu Shots Provided by a Physician and/or Health Clinic

Anthem will pay 100 percent of the allowed amount for a flu shot provided by an in-network physician or health clinic.

If the clinic or physician charges for an office visit or if they apply any other fees for the flu shot, the employee will be responsible for the $25 office visit copay and/or the additional fees.

Flu vaccinations received from non-network physicians or clinics will not be reimbursed 100 percent.

Flu Shots at the Resource Fair

Kroger Pharmacy will be on site during the Faculty & Staff Resource Fair at Baker University Center on October 26, 2016. For more information contact Human Resources at benefits@ohio.edu or 740-593-1636.

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*Flu shots may be administered to family members as young as 7 years of age. It is recommended that you call your pharmacy prior to visiting to confirm the minimum age.

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