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2014 and 2015 Tiered Lab Benefit

Tiered lab benefits save you money on all three Purdue medical plans.

The next time you need a lab test, talk with your doctor about choosing a Tier 1 lab to help save money. Most doctors are willing to use the lab that best meets your needs.

Generally, the cost for a lab test at a Tier 1 lab will be less than if you had the test done at a hospital or the doctor's office, even if the hospital or doctor participates in-network. You can compare costs for specific lab tests through Castlight, the health care shopping tool.

To use a Tier 1 lab, ask your doctor to fax a lab order to your preferred Tier 1 facility or take a written and signed order with you when you go to the lab. The order will have the information the Tier 1 lab needs for processing your lab work and sending the results to your health care provider. Results are available only from your health care provider; please don't call the lab for results.

  • Tier 1 labs:
    • The Purdue Health Plan will pay 100 percent for all lab services at a Tier 1 lab.
    • The Purdue Health Plan Plus HSA 1 and the Purdue Health Plan Plus HSA 2 will pay 100 percent for all preventive lab services at a Tier 1 lab. Non-preventive lab work at a Tier 1 lab will be subject to the medical plan's in-network deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximum. Your expenses will always be less at a Tier 1 lab
    Tier 1 labs locations
    • Alverno Labs, (800) 937-5521:

      West Lafayette location information
      915 Sagamore Parkway West, West Lafayette
      (Use Franciscan Express entrance and request that Alverno processes your lab work)
      Phone – (765) 497-0987 Fax – (765) 464-2810
      Hours – M-F: 7:30 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Weekends and holidays, 8 a.m. - 8 p.m.
    • IPFW/Parkview Health and Wellness Clinic, (260) 481-5748, no Lafayette area facilities

      Fort Wayne location information
      IFPW Walb Union, Room 234
      2101 E. Coliseum Blvd, Fort Wayne
      Phone – (260) 481-5748 Fax – (260) 481-5752
      Hours – M-F, 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. (not closed at lunch); closed University holidays
    • LabCorp,(888) 522-2677:

      Lafayette location information
      3554 Promenade Parkway, Suite E, Lafayette
      (Enter under the Southside Family Practice sign)
      Phone – (765) 477-5580 Fax – (765) 477-5539
      Hours – M-F, 7 a.m. - 4 p.m.; closed noon - 1 p.m.; Saturday – 8 a.m. - noon
    • Mid America, (877) 803-1010:

      • Center for Healthy Living, (765) 494-0111:

        West Lafayette location information
        1400 W. State St., Building B Suite C
        Phone – (765) 494-0111 Fax – (765) 474-8460
        Hours – M-F, 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
        Lab Hours: 7 a.m.-5 p.m.

      • Unity Location, (765) 449-1848:

        Lafayette location information
        1345 Unity Place, #125, Lafayette
        Phone – (765) 449-1848 Fax – (765) 449-8127
        Hours – M-F, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

    • Quest, (800) 377-7220, No Lafayette area facilities
  • Tier 2 labs:
    • Tier 2 labs include all in-network labs that are not in Tier 1, including IU Health Arnett.
    • Preventive lab work at a Tier 2 lab will be paid at 100 percent by all three medical plans.
    • Non-preventive lab work at a Tier 2 lab will be subject to the in-network deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximum on all three medical plans.
  • Tier 3 labs:
    • Tier 3 labs include all out-of-network labs
    • Preventive and non-preventive lab work at a Tier 3 lab will be subject to the out-of-network deductible, coinsurance and out-of-pocket maximum on all three medical plans.

Questions

If you have questions, call the number on your medical plan ID card.