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C.L. "BUTCH" OTTER
Governor
State of Idaho
DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
700 West State Street, 3rd Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, Idaho 83720-0043
Phone (208)334-4250
Fax (208)334-4398


WILLIAM W. DEAL
Director

NEWS RELEASE

  FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
EXPRESS SCRIPTS TAKES OVER SMART INSURANCE COMPANY CONTRACT
CONTACT: Tricia Carney
208-334-4312
tricia.carney@doi.idaho.gov
cell 208-850-2342
EXPRESS SCRIPTS TAKES OVER SMART INSURANCE COMPANY CONTRACT

BOISE ID (September 17, 2013) –Idaho Medicare beneficiaries with plans covered by Smart Insurance Company (Smart) should have received a new membership card from Express Scripts Inc. (ESI).

Smart has been placed under marketing and enrollment sanctions by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). ESI has purchased Smart’s contract and will administer the current benefit packages and maintain Smart’s customer service number. No new enrollments in Smart’s contract are being permitted at this time.

CMS is anticipating a high volume of calls surrounding this issue. Medicare beneficiaries are encouraged to call CMS with questions at 1-800-MEDICARE.




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About the Department of Insurance
The Idaho Department of Insurance has been regulating the business of insurance in Idaho since 1901. The mission of the Department is to equitably, effectively and efficiently administer the Idaho Insurance Code and the International Fire Code. For more information, visit www.doi.idaho.gov.