New Anthem prescription manager set to debut

IngenioRx coming July 1
By Staff

Managing your medications is an important part of health care. Beginning July 1, your prescriptions will be processed by IngenioRx, a change affecting faculty and staff enrolled in CU Health Plans – Exclusive, Extended and High Deductible.

With the change, CU Health Plan enrollees will have 24/7 access to pharmacy experts, online and mobile app prescription management and tools to find local doctors and pharmacies at

A letter from Anthem/IngenioRx detailing this transition will arrive on or near May 2.

Anthem has aimed to make the transition seamless:

  • The move does not change your prescription benefit and medication coverage.
  • You may continue using the same pharmacy for prescriptions, medications and more. Be sure your pharmacy has the most recent Anthem ID card information on file for accuracy.
  • If you currently utilize a UCHealth pharmacy for your prescriptions, there will be no changes.

Current prescription benefits

Currently, the University of Colorado covers the majority of pharmaceutical costs for employees, spouses and dependents covered by a CU Health Plan. Anthem determines prescription drugs on a tier system.

CU Health Plan – Exclusive, Extended and High Deductible will continue covering prescription drugs through Anthem Retail, UCHealth Retail and UCH Mail order. To compare prescription coverage, access Employee Services’ interactive plan comparison.

Save on prescriptions with a Health Care Flexible Spending Account

Plan members can save on their prescription costs by enrolling in a Health Care Flexible Spending Account. This pre-tax savings account reserves a specified amount for eligible medical expenses including medications. Faculty and staff must re-enroll in a Health Care FSA each year. CU Health Plan – High Deductible members may enroll in a Health Savings Account to offset these costs. Please note: CU employees may not be enrolled simultaneously in an HCFSA and an HSA.

Chart your plan this Open Enrollment

Ensure you and your family are on the right track this plan year during Open Enrollment. This is your annual opportunity to enroll in a CU-offered health, dental and vision plans and flexible spending account. Select benefits to meet your needs until 5 p.m. Friday. Learn more at