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Subsidized Benefits

Drexel University is committed to providing high-quality health, dental and vision care to regular full- and part-time University employees. As a subsidized benefit, these plans require an employee contribution. All employee contributions are made through payroll deduction on a pre-tax basis.

2017 Plan Rate Summaries

Medical and Prescription Coverage

The Benefits Plan offers four medical coverage options, allowing employees to pick the best plan for them.

Medical Plan Comparison Chart [PDF] – Please review the Medical Plan Comparison Chart to compare the benefit services and prescription coverage for all medical plans offered.

The same prescription drug coverage is included in Keystone Point-of-Service, Personal Choice Basic Option and the Personal Choice High Option. Individuals on maintenance medications will need to utilize the mail order program or incur a higher co-pay for their prescription.

Drexel's medical and prescription coverage providers both offer online benefits management:

  • Independence Blue Cross' website allows members to view benefits, account information, completed claims, and area physicians
  • ExpressScripts' website allows members to order prescriptions to be delivered by mail, price and compare drugs, and access health and medication information 

Prescription Drugs

Express Scripts remains our preferred prescription drug carrier and there are no plan design changes.

  • A 30-day retail supply of Generic drugs continues to have a $10 co-pay; Preferred Brand drugs continue to have a $30 co-pay; Non-preferred Brand drugs continue to have a $50 copay.
  • Mail order copays for a 90-day mail-order supply remain $20, $60 and $100 respectively.
  • Set up Mail Order Online!
  • Employees will still be able to purchase a 90-day prescription supply, at mail-order prices, at participating pharmacies including Rite Aid, Walmart and Target.
  • Express Scripts Drug Safety Brochure [PDF]
  • Accredo Specialty Drug Program [PDF]

Benefits for Domestic Partners

Domestic partners are eligible to receive health benefits through Drexel University. Both opposite-sex and same-sex partners are eligible. For more information please visit the Benefits Service Center through DrexelOne or contact the Benefits Administration Team at 1.888.971.0101

Medical/Prescription Coverage Waiver Bonus

Full-time benefit-eligible employees scheduled to work 40 hours weekly, and who have coverage through a spouse or other source (other than Medicare), may elect to waive Medical/Prescription coverage and receive a $66.67 monthly waiver bonus. To receive the waiver credit, log in to the Drexel Benefits Service Center through DrexelOne, waive your medical coverage, and then submit the Medical Waiver (Opt-Out) Statement (accessible via DrexelOne) with a copy of the front and back of your current medical card. Employees that have waived their Medical/Prescription coverage are required to submit a new waiver form yearly.

Dental Coverage

Drexel University offers employees two dental options, a Base and a Preferred plan, both through CIGNA. These plans operate as fee-for-service dental plans and provide a solid base of preventive and restorative services. The Preferred plan, however, provides higher reimbursement percentages for most dental services.

Both plans utilize the "core" network and have the group number 3333911.

Vision Coverage

Drexel’s vision plan is offered through Davis Vision, administered through Independence Blue Cross. The plan offers coverage for such services as eye exams, frames and lenses, contact lenses, as well as discounts on select eye care supplies. Davis Vision provides a schedule of in-network and out-of-network vision care services, and employees can search for preferred vendors in the “Search for additional IBC providers, including vision and pharmacy” link located under the Find a Doctor section of the Independent Blue Cross website.

Have you considered Drexel for your healthcare needs?

We continue to encourage you to utilize Drexel Medicine for your healthcare needs. Drexel Medicine delivers exceptional, patient-focused health care to the Philadelphia region through their network of more than 275 teaching doctors from Drexel University College of Medicine. Drexel Medicine doctors stay abreast of the latest advances in their fields to teach the next generation of physicians. All of our medical plans offer a Drexel preferred coverage tier featuring $0 copays for primary care visits and reduced copays for specialist visits.

We are also very excited to reintroduce Parkway Health and Wellness for your primary care and supplemental health services. Designed for research and practice, Parkway Health & Wellness of the Drexel University College of Nursing and Health Professions (CNHP) serves as a site for inter-professional collaboration across research and clinical practice. This collaboration involves the multiple disciplines within the CNHP in addition to collaborations with other Drexel departments. Parkway Health and Wellness provides direct care services in a convenient Center City location, including comprehensive physical therapy services, Behavioral Health counseling services, Nutrition Sciences counseling services and Primary Care coordinated by Certified Registered Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants. For details, please visit the Parkway Health and Wellness webpage.