Active U.S. employees, retirees and family members enrolled in the U.S. MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible benefit plans (e.g., Aetna) are eligible for coverage of tobacco cessation expenses. This page provides information to help you and your family members take advantage of this medical plan benefit.
Eligible expenses for tobacco cessation payable at 100% include:
Activities focused on quitting smoking cigarettes, cigars and chewing tobacco are all eligible for reimbursement under this program. The reimbursement program does NOT cover:
There are many different methods advertised to help people quit tobacco. (Learn more about common tobacco cessation methods.) If you are unsure if the program or medication you want to use for tobacco cessation is covered, please contact Aetna at 1-888-488-4488 first.*
*Please note that the prescription medications for tobacco use are covered under Dow’s MEDICAL plan, not the pharmacy plan. You will need to talk with an Aetna Member Service representative if you have questions about any tobacco cessation coverage.
Any Dow MAP Plus Option 1 or MAP Plus Option 2 plan member wanting to quit using tobacco can take advantage of the tobacco cessation coverage.
Coverage is at 100% with no annual maximum.
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El Paso, TX 79998-1106
The tobacco reimbursements are processed the same way as any other health care claim. After your claim is processed and approved, you will receive a payment directly from Aetna.
Similar to other health care claims, you must submit your reimbursement request by the end of the year following the year of service/purchase. For example, a claim incurred in February, 2018 must be submitted by December, 2019.
For tobacco expenses, any Dow MAP Plus Option 1 Low Deductible or MAP Plus Option 2 High Deductible plan participant who wants to quit using tobacco is eligible for a reimbursement through Aetna and must use this process. Employees who do not participate in an Aetna Plan can use the site program for any eligible tobacco management expenses.