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Tobacco Free Campus Initiative

Smoking cessation/nicotine replacement therapy product access

 
 

For state employees: 

Priority Resource Smoking cessation/Nicotine Replacement Therapy available Cost Timeframe Contact info
1st resource
United Health Services
Free tobacco-cessation classes (4 weeks in length)
On- and off-campus classes available
  • Nicotine gum will be provided
$0
2-4 weeks of gum provided (depending upon usage)
On-campus classes:
binghamton.edu/bhealthy/resources/smoking.html
 
Off-campus classes:
UHS Stay Healthy Center (Oakdale Mall next to Sears)
607-763-5092
2nd resource
NYS Smokers' Quitline
  • Nicotine patches
$0
2 weeks of patches provided
1-866-NY-QUITS (697-8487)
www.nysmokefree.com
3rd resource
Employees Insurance
 
 
 
 
A) If:
Empire Plan
(State)
  • Chantix
  • Bupropion (generic form)
  • Nicotrol Nasal Spray
  • Nicotrol Inhaler
  • Nicotine Patch* (generic form)
All have $0 co-pay
Contact the Empire Plan for this information.
1-877-NYSHIP or 1-877-769-7447 (Press or say 3 for the Mental Health and Substance Abuse Program, or say 4 for the Prescription Drug Program.)
B) If:
CDPHP (State)
  • Chantix
  • Nicotrol Inhaler
  • Nicotine Patch (generic form)
Covered in full with prescription.
Up to 4 network physician visits within one year; maximum 3 consecutive or non-consecutive years.
Chantix (24 weeks of therapy per 365 days)
Nicotrol Inhaler (12 weeks of therapy per 365 days)
Nicotine Patch (generally 24 weeks of therapy per 365 days)
1-518-641-3700 or 1-800-777-2273 (Press 1 and then wait on the line for Member Services. Have the CDPHP group number with you.)
C) If:
MVP (State)
Medications
Covered in full with prescription**
No limit with prescription
1-888-MVP-MBRS (687-6277) (Say no, then press 2, enter your member number and wait for the prompt to speak with a representative.)
D) If:
HMO Blue (State)
"Quit for Life" free program includes individual counseling, medication referral, free nicotine replacement products and 24/7 interactive online forums.
Covered in full with prescription
No limit with prescription
1-800-447-6269 (Press 4, follow instructions to speak with a representative.)
4th resource
University supported
University will supply an 8-week treatment of NRT which will include nicotine lozenges or patches if an individual is engaged in some type of counseling, program or web-based support services.
If an individual is not engaged in the support services indicated above, the University will supply up to 2 weeks of NRT treatment.
$0
Up to 8-week supply

Employees can contact or visit the Decker Student Health Services Center (8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday).

Second- or third-shift employees can also contact the Decker Student Health Services Center at health.services@binghamton.edu to make special arrangements.

Employees are asked to utilize their employer-sponsored health insurance benefits prior to using this resource.

*Prescriptions only covered by Empire; no coverage for over-the-counter medicine.
** If co-pay applies at the time of sale, member may request reimbursement.

For Research Foundation employees:

Priority Resource Smoking cessation/Nicotine Replacement Therapy available Cost Timeframe Contact info
A) If:
Empire Blue Research Foundation
 
$20 co-pay in-network
doctor's appointment
  • Chantix
  • Bupropion
  • Nicotrol Nasal Spray
  • Nicotrol Inhaler
  • Nicotine Patch
$0 co-pay
Healthy Lifestyle programs
Log onto: empireblue.com
Health and Wellness tab
Tobacco Cessation tab
QuitNet
Rewards can be earned from Health Lifestyles
5,000 points
10,000 points
15,000 points
1-800-409-0272
www.empireblue.com
B) If:
CDPHP
Research
Foundation
 
$20 co-pay in-network doctor's appointment
  • Chantix
  • Bupropion HCL
  • Nicotrol Nasal Spray
  • Nicotrol Inhaler
  • Nicotine Patch

$45 co-pay

$10 co-pay

$45 co-pay

$45 co-pay

$10 co-pay

Comprehensive Tobacco Control Programs
Provide physician/trained educator interventions, supportive counseling
Butt Stops Here Program
Video: "Commit to Quit Smoking"
Life points available.
1-800-777-2273
www.cdphp.com
C) If:
MVP
Research
Foundation
 
$20 co-pay in-network doctor's appointment
  • Chantix
  • Bupropion
  • Nicotrol Nasal Spray
  • Nicotrol Inhaler
  • Nicotine Patch
$0 co-pay
Online materials available
1-888-687-6277
www.mvphealthcare.com

 For domestic students:

Priority Resource Smoking cessation/Nicotine Replacement Therapy available Cost Timeframe Contact info
1st resource
UnitedHealthcare
 
Requires your doctor to obtain notification/prior authorization. Requires notice from your doctor that you are receiving tobacco cessation counseling. Requires prescription from your doctor even if products sold over the counter. Must be 18 or older. Must fill the prescription at a network pharmacy.
Determination of payable benefits made when actual claim for services is received. Benefit payment shall be subject to all deductible, co-payment, co-insurance, exclusions and limitations, or any other provisions of the policy in effect at the time of service.
  • Nicotine Replacement Gum
  • Nicotine Replacement Lozenge
  • Nicotine Replacement Patch
  • Bupripion sustained-release (generic Zyban) Tablet
The following available with prior authorization after members have tried one over-the-counter nicotine product and Bupropion sustained-release (generic Zybzn) separately.
  • Nicotrol Inhaler
  • Nicotrol Nasal Spray
  • Chantix Tablet
$0
Up to two 90-day treatment courses per year. Prior authorization is required for each 90-day supply.
Call the number on your health plan ID card or log into your account at
UnitedHealthCare
www.uhcsr.com

For international students*:

Priority Resource Smoking cessation/Nicotine Replacement Therapy available Cost Timeframe Contact info
1st resource
GeoBlue International Health Insurance

Buproprion (generic form)

$10 co-pay per prescription (31-day supply for initial or refill prescription)
No limit with prescription while covered under the plan.
GeoBlue Customer Service at 1-844-268-2686 and ISSS Insurance Advisors at intl.insure@binghamton.edu or 607-777-2510.
*For international students employed as Graduate Assistants and Teaching Assistants, the information provided for Empire, CDPHP, MVP and HMO Blue in the state employees section above would apply instead of the GeoBlue coverage information.

 

Last updated 10/28/16

Last Updated: 8/7/17