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Jan. 1, 2018 PDL Updates Announced

September 11, 2017

The following updates will take effect for the UnitedHealthcare Prescription Drug Lists (PDLs), as well as the SignatureValue Formulary Jan. 1, 2018. These updates apply to all UnitedHealthcare integrated commercial business. They do not apply to direct commercial business (OptumRx direct business without UnitedHealthcare medical coverage).

UnitedHealthcare Pharmacy Benefits
You and your customers
are invited to view our online, pre-recorded presentation of the pharmacy benefit strategies for Jan. 1, 2018 You can watch these presentations at any time that is convenient for you, with the opportunity to submit questions and feedback following the webcast.

Presentation for Clients

Louisiana and Texas Customers
For fully-insured customers in Louisiana and Texas, these changes will take place upon the group renewal date.

For more information about the Jan.  1, 2018, pharmacy benefit, or if you are unsure of your plan or which PDL applies to you, contact your UnitedHealthcare representative. For more general PDL information, visit

Note not all PDL updates apply to all groups depending on state regulations, riders, and Summary Plan Descriptions (SPDs).

January 1, 2017 PDL Updates

The following updates will take effect for the OptumRx direct Prescription Drug Lists (PDLs) on January 1, 2017. Learn more

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