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Medical and Prescription Insurance

The District participates in the Bucks Montgomery County Schools Healthcare Consortium, a management-labor consortium of schools and entities which have joined together in a unique self-funded arrangement as a large group purchaser of medical insurance, prescription drugs and other employee benefits. The purpose of the arrangement is for consortium members to group together to get the best price possible for health care and employee benefits while also focusing on collectively improving employee health and wellness, potentially leading to even greater cost savings. 
Website info:
  • Joe Langowski, Management Trustee
  • Chris Sterman, Labor Trustee
Questions regarding medical benefits should be directed to Elizabeth Jones, Benefits Secretary at Ext. 4001.
Open Enrollment is an eligible employee's annual opportunity to join a District insurance plan, change a plan, leave a plan, or add or remove eligible dependents. This window typically occurs in May of each year.  Such changes are prohibited during the rest of the year unless there is a qualifying life event
It is the Employee’s responsibility to notify Human Resources of any “life event/status change” such as marriage, divorce, birth/adoption of child(ren), death of a family member who is covered by district insurance, etc.  There is a 30 day window from the date of a “life event” to make changes to your coverage.  Changes not made within the 30-day window have to wait until the next open enrollment.

Open Enrollment Memos and Enrollment Forms Medical/Rx

Medical and Rx Plan Summaries
Medical and Prescription plans are tied together as listed below. 

Medical                                               Rx

BMCS Point of Service (POS)           10/15/30      

BMCS Open Choice 1                        5/20/35
BMCS Open Choice 2                        5/35/50
BMCS Open Choice 3                        5/35/50
Please review the Medical Plan Summary Comparison Chart for a side by side comparison of the plans including most frequently used services.  More specific information is included in the plan summaries. Summaries for Medical and Rx plans are attached below. 

Lab Work Cost Comparisons:

Know before you go: All members should be aware of the costs associated with lab work.  Members on the Open Choice 3 should especially be cognizant of the different costs that may be incurred based solely on where the work is done. 

Quest Diagnostics and LabCorp. are Aetna’s preferred lab vendors which allows Aetna members to receive low contracted rates.   Check out these comparisons showing that the same test at an area in-network hospital may be a thousand ($1,000) dollars more than at a Quest lab.  

Remember to use the member payment estimator tool located in Navigator (Aetna’s secured member portal) to research lab services as well as many other lower cost options for MRIs, CT scans, etc. 

Pet "Insurance"

A “PAW-FECT” New Perk: Prescription Drug Savings for Your Pets

If you are a pet parent, you know nothing can replace the love of our furry family members. However, just like humans, health care costs for pets can be expensive. Especially if you are dealing with expenses for prescriptions treating chronic conditions such as diabetes, anxiety, arthritis, or heart disease, it can be a real burden to your budget.

That’s why, as a new perk for you, we have partnered with Inside RxSM Pets, a prescription savings program to provide pet parents discounts on brand and generic human medications prescribed for pets at 40,000 participating retail pharmacies.

Inside Rx Pets provides you with:

  • 77% average savings on the cost of generic medications*
  • 15% average savings on the cost of brand medications*
  • Easy access to savings at one of 40,000 participating retail pharmacies.

We are providing this perk to our “pet parent” employees as a value-add support, with no cost or obligation for you.

If you are interested, you can benefit from Inside Rx Pets savings right way. Simply present the card along with the prescription from your veterinarian at a participating pharmacy to save!

Click below to get started today!


* Savings based on cash price for eligible users of Inside Rx Pets card.  Over 50% of purchasers receive stated discounts.  Actual savings will vary.  See for eligibility information, terms and restrictions. Currently, the Inside Rx Pets card can be used with human medications for pets. It cannot be used to purchase medications that are prescribed exclusively for animals, such as certain types of parasiticides or vaccines.


The Inside Rx Pets card is not insurance and cannot be used with any insurance benefit or copay assistance programs.  Only for use with prescriptions written and dispensed for animals at a participating pharmacy (see website or call no. below for pharmacy listing). You are responsible for the cost of your pet’s prescription(s) when using the card. Inside Rx is not offering advice, or recommending or endorsing any prescription drug, pharmacy or other information. Use of card is subject to additional terms and conditions at Inside Rx does not make payments to providers. The Inside Rx card is administered by Inside Rx, LLC, 100 Parsons Pond Drive, Suite 300D, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417.  All trademarks are the property of their respective owners.