Notification Concerning Workers' Compensation Pharmacy Benefits
Please read this notice carefully. It provides you with important information on getting medication related to a workers’ compensation claim.
As of October 1, 2015, the Warren County Self-Insurance Fund has entered into an agreement with AWPRx to make available the medications workers may receive for their work-related injury or sickness. This does not change your right to get the medication necessary to treat such an illness or injury. It only means that you must obtain that medication from pharmacies identified by AWPRx.
If you are obtaining your medication through a workers’ compensation claim, you need to obtain that medication from one of these pharmacies unless:
- You have a medical emergency and it is not reasonably possible to purchase the medications you need for that emergency.
- Ordering by mail or telephone is not an option in the network, no pharmacy in the network will deliver to you, and none of these pharmacies is within ten miles if you live in a rural area, or one mile if not. If you believe this is the case for you, please call one of the numbers on the bottom of this page.
All in-store pharmacies must be open for business during hours that are typical in your community, and must post a sign saying that they serve injured workers who receive their benefits from Warren County Self-Insurance.
These pharmacies will directly bill Warren County SIF so you will not have to pay out of pocket.
You may obtain additional information about the pharmacies from the toll free 24 hour telephone number: 1-800-600-1930
If you have any questions or problems, please call Warren County SIF at 518-761-6528 or the Workers' Compensation Board at 1-877-632-4996 or the Board’s Advocate for Injured Workers at 800-580-6665, or you can find further information on the web at www.wcb.ny.gov.