Benefits & Services Resource Information
Century Link Health Benefits Coordinator
Ryan Weeks
 ryan.weeks@centurylink.com 
 (208)-454-4038
 
Navigating the Service Center Voice Response System
 It is important that you first contact the Service Center at 1-800-729-7526 for all benefit related issues.
 For questions related to: Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Life Insurance and COBRA insurance matters, Select Option 2; then Option 1; then Option 1 again and a representative will answer the call. Pension information, Select Option 2; then Option 3; Then if the question pertains to
Distribution or Eligibility matters
, press Option 1
Tax Withholding, Direct Deposit or a Change in address, press Option 2 Retiree
Telephone Concession matters, Select Option 2; then Option 6; then Option 4; Then if the residence where service is provided is served by a Legacy Qwest territory press Option 2; However, if the residence where service is provided is served by a Legacy Century Link or Embarq territory press Option 1
Info provided by:
Utah Retiree Advocate BOB Lemmon 801-295-4653 bylemmon99@msn.com


Holding Down Prescription Costs
  UPDATE
I have a Medicare part D drug plan through Silver Script. I called Walmart for a refill of Colcrys .6mg and last year 2019 it cost $47 for 30 pills. No deductible in 2019.  I just use it once in a while for gout. This year 2020 with Medicare Plan D Silver Scripts has a new $325 deductible their lowest cost plan) so it costs about $229 for 30 pills for the first refill of the year.
So I went looking for cheaper options. I found GoodRX which lists a generic for it at a much lower cost. I called my DR. to call  in a script for it to the store where the GoodRX script said it is good at in my area. My local store on the coupon
carries generic colchicine .6mg and honors the GoodRX price, but my Medicare Part D Silver Scripts does not even cover the generic colchicine at all only the Brand Tier 3 colcrys at the higher cost.
So I requested my Dr. put in a new script to the store on the coupon for colchicine .6mg for 30 days so that store  through GoodRX will discount it to $12.93 He did that and I got it YES for $12.93 and had I stayed with my Medicare Part D plan it would have been $229.  It pays to check around and maybe not even use your Insurance.
You can go to GoodRX and type in any drug you are taking and see what you can get it for and at which stores in your area.
BTW no cost to use it.
Ron Bunge




CenturyLink Health and Life 
 www.centurylinkhealthandlife.com
  or
www.lumen.com/healthbenefits
Service Center
800-729-7526
or 866-935-5011

Lumen Benefits web site 
Details for both employee and retired plans. See the links for Employee Benefits and Retiree Status
lumenbenefits.com
 previously
centurylinkbenefits.com


  VIA BENEFITS 
Via Benefits helps you choose the medical, prescription drug, and vision plans that fit your medical requirements and budget. Help you to make informed and confident Medicare enrollment decisions.
My.ViaBenefits.com/centirylink

Wells Fargo Retirement Services
IS NOW
https://login.principal.com/login

  OptumRX

(855)842-6337
www.optumrx.com

Vision Service Plan 
(800)877-7195
www.vsp.com

MetLife Dental 
(800)942-0854
Apps Available Google Play Apple
mybenefits.metlife.com

 United Health Care Medical and Prescription Drugs (CDHP & FSA)
(800)842-1219
  Apps Available Google Play Apple
www.myuhc.com

Highmark BCBS (PPO)
(888)778-8334
www.highmarkbcbs.com/home/

Medica
www.mymedica.com

ExchangeHealth
www.extendhealth.com/centurylink 
Now called 
OneExchange
www.medicare.oneexchange.com/centurylink
1-888-825-4252
To file a official complaint 
 Towers Watson telephone number 212-725-7550 

CenturyLink  Concession
 800 659 3279
Employee and Retiree Service Consession