As a CareSource member, you will receive a quarterly OTC allowance to purchase eligible OTC products. The dollar value of your quarterly allowance depends on your plan. Quarterly OTC balances do not roll over from quarter to quarter.
You can purchase OTC products under the 2022 OTC Benefit one of four ways:
Mail order registration can be completed by visiting the ordering portal. Select Register under the Member Login section and enter your CareSource member ID number and date of birth to register. You can also call and have a Member Experience Advocate assist you with the registration process and help complete your first order. Call our Member Experience Advocates at 1-866-275-3905
To request an OTC debit card, visit the ordering portal and select the OTC Debit Card section at the top of the page. You will receive your card 5-10 business days from registration. Activation instructions will be included in the debit card mailer.
Orders placed online are processed and shipped within 24 hours. If the order is placed on a weekend, it will process and ship on the following business day. Orders are shipped through the best available freight carrier and take an average of 3-7 business days to arrive at your doorstep from the shipment date. Tracking and updates are available at the ordering portal.
There is no limit on how many orders you can place in any given benefit period. The only restriction is towards the benefit amount. You will not be allowed to purchase products that exceed your quarterly benefit amount.
Participating retailers and pharmacies can be found online on the ordering portal. Retailers and eligible product categories are listed in detail. Retailers include, but are not limited to, CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Giant Eagle and Schnucks. A full list of local retailers is available when logged in to the ordering portal.
As a CareSource member, you can visit a participating retailer or pharmacy to purchase eligible over-the-counter (OTC) products. These are the products eligible for purchase using your CareSource OTC debit card.
Devices and Supplies
Gastrointestinal Remedy Products
Pain Relief Products
Sensory Organs Care/Treatments
Skin/Scalp Aid Products
Sleeping/Stress Relieving Products
Sun Protection Products
Travel Sickness Products
If you have a lost or stolen OTC debit card, call our Member Experience Advocates at 1-866-275-3905. An advocate will assist you with getting a new card reissued. You are encouraged to contact our Member Experience Advocates as soon as possible once your card is no longer in your possession to expedite the deactivation of the current card.
Orders may only be placed by you (e.g., the member), an authorized advocate verbally approved by you at time of the order or your authorized representative on file.
If an item is damaged during shipment, it will be exchanged or replaced for an identical item at no cost to you. Your new shipment will arrive within 5 days from when United Medco was notified.
Due to the personal nature of these products, returns are not accepted.
OTC items are intended for your use only to help with any health or medical needs you have. Sharing OTC products is prohibited.
Your order total may not exceed the benefit amount. Cash, checks, credit cards or money orders are not accepted under this OTC benefit.
Unused benefit dollars will not roll over into the next quarter.
If you disenroll from a CareSource plan, the OTC benefit will automatically terminate.
Your benefit allows for a set amount every quarter as specified in your Summary of Benefits and Member Handbook. The benefit amount does not roll over from month to month. You pay $0 copay for covered OTC items and products up to the available benefit limit each month. To check your balance, visit the ordering portal or call our Member Experience Advocates at 1-866-275-3905.
Items in the 2022 OTC Catalog may change throughout the year. For the most up-to-date listing of products available, visit the ordering portal or call our Member Experience Advocates at 1-866-275-3905.