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Flu Shots
Flu shots are covered, but are considered preventative service - under the medical plan, not the pharmacy plan. This means if you get them at your doc’s office, they are a covered service. Getting them at the pharmacy did not used to be a way to get them covered and paid for on the spot. Great news! Pharmacies - in limited locations - have a special contract that allows them to direct bill AETNA and our medical plan.

If you already got a flu shot at Costco or one of the other pharmacies that does not yet have an agreement with the State and AETNA, you may send the receipt in for reimbursement to AETNA under your medical plan.

If you have not yet received your flu shot, you may get them at the following pharmacies in Alaska:
- Walgreens Pharmacy (the only pharmacy which can provide the high dose and FluMist vaccines)
- Target Pharmacy
- Carr’s Pharmacy

The FluMist vaccine (nasal spray) is approved for members age 2 to 49 and is also considered a preventive service. Anyone outside of that age group would be considered experimental and not covered.

Alaska Care
The administrator for AlaskaCare Employee Health Plan as of Jaunary 2014 is Aetna. Links to the  2014 Alaska Care Web site can be found at AlaskaCare.
See also =>Alaska Care Transition Guide

Important changes to the AlaskaCare Employee Health Plan, include a new benefit year schedule, new partners, and improved options for dental and vision plans. For information on the changes go to => Changes

SU Contract 2013 - 2016

APEA / SOA Collective Bargaining Agreement
The contract covers a period of three years. (July 1, 2013 through July 1, 2016)
2013 signed agreement
 

Gym and Fitness Discounts Now Available for State of Alaska Employees
Thinking about joining a gym? Now is the perfect time to sign up. Fitness providers around the state are now offering discounted prices on a variety of services to State of Alaska employees. View a complete listing of participating gym and fitness opportunities.

Wellness Programs

AlaskaCare provides a variety of Employee Health Plan Wellness programs.

Catastrophic Leave
We have a “Catastrophic Leave” account that is maintained by our union for our members to access in times of extreme need and/or extended absence from the job due primarily to FMLA issues.   For more information go to => Form

 
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