The primary goal of our health and well-being programs is to help caregivers and their family members reach and maintain good health; and the use of tobacco is inconsistent with our mission of improving the health of the people and communities we serve. Learn more about the Tobacco Surcharge as well as all the tobacco cessation programs and resources available to you and your family.

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SCL Health QuitLine Cessation Program

The SCL Health QuitLine program can help you and your family members permanently overcome the physical, psychological, and behavioral addictions to tobacco through expert coaching and support.

  • Discuss your options for nicotine replacement or smoking cessation therapy (e.g., nicotine patches, gum, and lozenges)
  • Support you through any relapses
  • Guide you through the quitting process
  • Personalized support from experienced coaches who will help you

Tobacco Cessation Coverage Under SCL Health Medical Plans

Tobacco Cessation resources are also available to you and your enrolled dependents under the SCL Health Medical Plans.

Cigna Plan Members:

Through your Pharmacy benefit, all brands of nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are covered at no charge to you with a prescription. In addition, up to two 90-day treatments of bupropion (generic for Zyban) are also covered at 100%. Brand name medications (Zyban and/or Chantix) are not covered at 100% under the plan and will be subject to plan deductible and coinsurance or copayment requirements like other brand medications covered by the plan. It may be possible to obtain 100% coverage for these medications, but only if your physician determines that the over-the-counter and generic treatments are medically inappropriate (e.g., you have tried these forms of cessation and failed or have a negative reaction to them).

Under the Medical benefit, without a prescription, all brands of nicotine patches, gum and lozenges are covered at no charge to you up to a total annual limit of $300.

Kaiser Permanente Plan Members:

The SCL Health Kaiser Permanente EPO plan covers the prescription drug bupropion (generic for Zyban) for smoking cessation at no cost to you. Your plan also covers over-the-counter (OTC) smoking cessation products (nicotine patch, gum, lozenges) at no cost. For the prescription drug and OTC items, you will need a prescription from your KP provider that can be filled at a KP pharmacy. Other resources available at no cost to you include Kaiser’s online webinars and program as well as HealthMedia Breath.


Tobacco Cessation Coaching Through the EAP

New Directions offers an individualized telephone coaching program to help people move from tobacco users to tobacco-free. To learn more, visit and enter company login code SCLHEALTH.