State Health Plan News and Updates

Title Release Date Summary
May is Mental Health Month 05/01/2019

Stamp out the stigma! May is Mental Health Month. Learn how you can support a loved one with a mental health condition.

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Meeting 02/12/2019

State Health Plan Board of Trustees Meeting
Monday, February 25, 2019
10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Department of State Treasurer
3200 Atlantic Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27604
Dogwood Conference Room, 1st Floor

Free Heart Health Screenings! 02/05/2019

As part of American Heart Month, CVS Health is offering free heart health screenings every Thursday in February, including Valentine’s Day, at your local CVS MinuteClinic.

February is American Heart Month 02/01/2019

Are you heart smart? Heart disease is a serious medical condition, but knowing how to prevent or manage heart disease can help save your life or the life of someone you love. Test your knowledge!

Update: Walmart Out-of-Network Pharmacy Advisory 01/18/2019

UPDATE: CVS Caremark is the State Health Plan’s Pharmacy Benefit Manager. State Health Plan members should be aware that Walmart will NOT be leaving the CVS Caremark Pharmacy Network. 

See What Blue Connect Is All About! 01/11/2019

Learn more about Blue Connect! It's your online resource to assist with managing costs, making more informed health decisions, and reaching your personal health goals any time. See what's available in this new video!

Introducing the New Personal Health Portal! 12/28/2018

The new Personal Health Portal, open to all active employees and non-Medicare retirees, provides a comprehensive library of tools and resources to assist you in assessing your health risks and engaging in healthy activities.

UnitedHealthcare Network Coverage Update 12/03/2018

Some members under the UnitedHealthcare (UHC) Group Medicare Advantage plans have received letters from hospitals stating they may no longer be in-network with UHC. While it is true that UHC may be out-of-network for these hospitals, State Health Plan members are still able to receive services from them and their employed physicians at no additional cost.

Tobacco Attestation Premium Credit Reminder 11/27/2018

Subscribers who completed the tobacco attestation during 2019 Open Enrollment and said they were willing to participate in a tobacco cessation counseling session must visit a CVS MinuteClinic for a least one tobacco cessation counseling session before January 31, 2019, or risk losing the premium credit.


Quit It! Great American Smokeout is November 15 11/13/2018

Tobacco claims the lives of approximately 14,200 North Carolinians each year. The third Thursday of every November marks the Great American Smokeout. By quitting, even for one day, smokers take an important step toward better health. It’s never too late to quit!