Trustmark Selects CVS Caremark as Pharmacy Benefits Manager (PBM) for Group Clients

07/15/2010

LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Trustmark has entered into an agreement with CVS Caremark to provide pharmacy benefits management services to all its small group, large group and association fully-insured and self-funded clients effective July 1, 2010. CVS Caremark was chosen because of its excellent customer service, exceptional savings for members and its shared philosophy of being personal, flexible and trusted.

The relationship offers great service, convenience and savings for Trustmark group health plan members. Through CVS Caremark, members will have access to more than 64,000 pharmacies nationwide. Plus, plan members can benefit from a number of valuable programs, including savings on generics, FastStart® mail service, MinuteClinic® locations and specialty pharmacy services.

“The Trustmark Companies, through its CoreSource division, has a long history of working with CVS Caremark. We know firsthand that its programs and services are excellent,” said John Anderson, Senior Vice President, Trustmark. “Its innovative programs and vast online tools ensure we provide our members with safety, savings and convenience for their pharmacy needs.”

Through a password-protected site on Caremark.com, members can check their benefit coverage, verify drug costs, view their prescription history, order prescription refills, and sign-up for alerts that share cost savings and health improvement information. In addition, Caremark.com is now mobile friendly, allowing members to manage their prescriptions through any mobile device.

Trustmark members were successfully transitioned to Caremark on July 1 with no disruption to their pharmacy service.

About The Trustmark Companies
Through its subsidiaries and operating divisions, Trustmark provides access to a full spectrum of flexible benefit solutions, including benefits administration, payroll-deducted voluntary products, group medical benefits and health and fitness management programs. Through Starmark, it markets to small employers under 100 employee lives; Trustmark Group Benefits markets medical plans for groups up to 500 employee lives; and Trustmark Affinity Markets for associations and affinity groups. The success of each Trustmark company is based on building and maintaining trust through personal, responsive service and flexible benefit solutions. For more information on Trustmark, visit www.trustmarkcompanies.com.

About CVS Caremark
CVS Caremark is the largest pharmacy health care provider in the United States. Through its integrated offerings across the entire spectrum of pharmacy care, it is uniquely positioned to provide greater access, to engage plan members in behaviors that improve their health, and to lower overall health care costs for health plans, plan sponsors and their members. CVS Caremark is a market leader in mail order pharmacy, retail pharmacy, specialty pharmacy and retail clinics, and is a leading provider of Medicare Part D Prescription Drug Plans. As one of the country’s largest pharmacy benefits managers (PBMs), CVS Caremark provides access to a network of more than 64,000 pharmacies, including approximately 7,000 CVS/pharmacy® stores that provide unparalleled service and capabilities. The company’s clinical expertise includes one of the industry’s most comprehensive disease management programs. General information about CVS Caremark is available through the company’s website at http://info.cvscaremark.com.

Contact:
Cindy Gallaher
847-283-4065
cindy.gallaher@trustmarkins.com