Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC)
Information on DFEC's Pharmacy Benefits Management (PBM) Program
The Department of Labor's Office of Workers' Compensation Programs Division of Federal Employees' Compensation (DFEC) has contracted with First Script to serve as DFEC's PBM for claimants covered under the Federal Employees' Compensation Act (FECA). DFEC's PBM will be responsible for pharmaceutical transactions including but not limited to implementation of OWCP DFEC eligibility determinations and pricing for pharmaceutical drugs provided to FECA claimants. DFEC claimants will be required to use the PBM for prescribed medication. Welcome packets and pharmacy cards will be mailed in phases and payment of drugs will not be authorized at the pharmacy on or after the effective date printed on the recipient's card, unless the card is presented at a participating pharmacy. Claimants must present the FECA/First Script card to a participating pharmacy along with their prescriptions for an accepted FECA work-related injury. Claimants can search for participating pharmacies on the web or by contacting First Script at 877-344-3811. Additionally, the FECA claimants may use the First Script/FECA PBM for scheduling and delivery of durable medical equipment (DME), medical supplies, and ancillary services (United States Postal Service employees with accepted FECA claims seeking DME or other ancillary services should contact their employer directly for information on how to obtain these services). Again, the use of First Script/FECA for DME, medical supplies, and ancillary services is voluntary; however use of the First Script/FECA pharmacy program is mandatory.
Please view FECA Circular 19-04, which provides further details on the First Script/FECA PBM. We have also created the following Frequently Asked Questions resources for DFEC Stakeholders:
Updated: February 6, 2019
Originally Posted: January 8, 2019