The 2018-2019 plan year for Harvard Pilgrim and the Group Insurance Commission’s (GIC’s) Primary Choice HMO and Independence Plan POS begins on July 1, 2018. Any updates to provider tier assignments for these products will take effect on that date. (Providers received their tier assignments in March 2018.) Because Primary Choice is a limited-network product, some of Harvard Pilgrim's contracted providers do not participate in the Primary Choice network. For additional product details, please refer to the GIC Primary Choice HMO and GIC Independence Plan POS product pages in Harvard Pilgrim’s online Provider Manual. For provider tiering information, please visit our provider GIC 2018-2019 Plan Year webpage.
In addition, please be aware that beginning July 1, 2018, the prescription drug benefit for members of Harvard Pilgrim’s GIC HMO and POS plans will be administered by a new pharmacy vendor: Express Scripts. For more information, call Express Scripts at 855-283-7679.