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Jan. 1, 2018 Prescription Drug List and Pharmacy Benefit Updates

September 13, 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’re invited to view our online, pre-recorded presentation of the pharmacy benefit strategies for Jan. 1, 2018. You can watch this presentation at any time that is convenient for you, with the opportunity to submit questions and feedback following the webcast.

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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 pharmacy benefit updates for Jan. 1, 2018, contact your UnitedHealthcare representative. For general PDL information, visit

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