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Important Notice About Your Pharmacy Benefits

Starting July 1, 2020, Blue Cross of Idaho is changing the pharmacy benefits manager from CVS Caremark to Blue Cross of Idaho Rx.

Here’s what you need to know about this change:

  • Your prescription drug benefits will remain the same;
  • Blue Cross of Idaho’s in-network pharmacies will stay the same;
  • You will still have access to our nationwide pharmacy network; and
  • the list of drugs covered under your plan will remain the same.

You will be getting a new member ID card in June.  Use the new card starting July 1 until then use your current card.

  • Your current prescriptions will transfer automatically, as will any prior authorizations.

If you have mail order prescriptions or specialty pharmacy (now delivered by CVS Caremark), you will start getting them from the new pharmacy partner, IngenioRx.

You will need to update your mail order/specialty account starting July 1.

  • Log in to members.bcidaho.com and select Pharmacy
  • Select Manage My Drugs and then the Profile icon
  • Provide payment information and verify your address under Account Details

You will still have access to customer service 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling the Blue Cross of Idaho Rx number on the back of your member ID card.

If you need help finding an in-network pharmacy, log in to your member account at members.bcidaho.com, or call the Blue Cross of Idaho Customer Service Department at the number on the back of your member ID card.


Boise Municipal Health Care Trust offers medical and vision plans to eligible employees and their dependents. Dependents are defined as your spouse and/or dependent children up to the age of 26. Coverage begins no later than 90 days from the date of hire.

Plan Information

The City of Boise has two self-funded plans available for non-temporary employees who are regularly scheduled to work 20 or more hours per week. You may select the plan and level of coverage which best meets the needs of you and your family members.

New! General Employee Medical/Vision Comparison Matrix 2020 (PDF)

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Contributions

The cost per paycheck for medical and vision varies based on your personal choices. Employees receive benefit credits based on scheduled hours per week and the level of coverage chosen for medical and vision. Additional credits may be earned through the Boise Healthy Life program which could offset the contribution amounts by as much as $500 per year.

Opt-Out Incentive

Employees that do not wish to participate in a medical plan can opt-out and can receive a monetary incentive paid as taxable cash unless used towards another pre-tax plan option. To receive the incentive, employees will be required to provide Human Resources with proof of other coverage such as a spouse's group health plan, military retiree TriCare coverage, or an individual health insurance policy. Employees are unable to have double coverage through a spouse and/or dependent also working for the city. Therefore, the opt-out incentive will be provided to the employee declining coverage.

Download the Verification of Insurance form (PDF)

Other Important Documents

Creditable Coverage Notice
Member Certificates and Plan Highlights
Special Enrollment Rights
Women's Health and Cancer Rights Act (WHCRA)