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Summary of Benefit Coverage & Services for Smoking Cessation:
Research Foundation Employees

Benefit Description Additional Information
Health Insurance Empire PPO The Empire PPO fully covers in-network provider smoking/tobacco use cessation counseling (no copayment required). Prescription drugs are covered with applicable copayments. Over the counter smoking deterrents (except transdermal nicotine patches) are not covered. 1-800-342-9816
empireblue.com
POMCO POMCO fully covers up to eight sessions of in-network provider smoking/tobacco use cessation counseling (no copayment required). Prescription drugs are covered with applicable copayments. Over the counter smoking deterrents (except transdermal nicotine patches) are not covered. 1-866-317-2098
mypomco.com
Health Care Spending Account The Health Care Spending Account (HCSAccount) is an employee benefit that helps RF employees pay for health related expenses with tax-free dollars. This includes the cost of smoking cessation programs and prescription drugs that are not reimbursed by your insurance or other benefit plans (over the counter smoking cessation drugs may require prescription). 1-866-279-8385
mybenefits.conexis.com
SUNY Perks at Work / Healthier U As a Research Foundation employee you may register at the SUNY Perks at Work website and access the Healthier U wellness channel. This site offers information, tools and other resources to help you quit smoking. The site links to smokefree.gov. perksatwork.com


* While this summary is intended to be a useful reference, it is not a substitute for your Group Certificate or handbook. If there are any discrepancies between this summary and the handbook or the Group Certificate, the handbook and the Group Certificate will prevail. Please be sure to contact your health insurance company prior to receiving treatments or filling prescriptions to ensure services are covered.

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