My husband is a Federal Employee and I'm switching to his health insurance from my State health insurance. He doesn't have any chronic illnesses, but I'm Type 1. I have a Dexcom and plan to start pumping in a couple of months.
After reviewing the 2012 benefits, has anyone changed their opinions on the best Fed health plans for Type 1s who wear a Dex and a pump?
I saw your note and yes, I'm still very happy with APWU. They've covered 90% of my everything - diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis and more. Plus, I just heard that if you do a diabetic-specific program with them where you just call to check in every now and then, they'll cover 100%. I haven't called to start the program yet, but if you do contact them - ask about it.
Thanks for the response. We signed up with APWU high. Good to know that you're still happy with APWU.
Was googling for this very topic and saw this thread. I too am a Federal employee and I've been on APWU high for the past 2 years. I joined the diabetes management program they have and for the most part, I'm extremely pleased. They cover 100% of all my meds (currently on apidra, lantus, and using lipitor). Part of joining the program required me to start using medco to have my prescriptions filled. I was a bit reluctant at first because the thought of having insulin mailed to me is a bit scary but so far so good (one shipment so far. They packed it really nicely with ice packs and the bottles/pens were still cold when I opened up the package). All of my supplies are covered 100% as well (test strips, lancets, pen needles, syringes, the meter itself)
The only thing you have to remember is you have to speak with one of their "nurses" every 90 days. They told me that if I call on the 91st day, I'll be kicked out of the program. So I setup a reminder to call every 75 days (just to be safe) on my phone.