News and Events

CF Services Pharmacy...


The ONLY CF specialty pharmacy that is part of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

Attention Pennsylvania Adult Cystic Fibrosis Patients

ALERT: adultBasic coverage WILL expire February 2011;
other health care alternatives are available.

From The Pennsylvania Insurance Department:

As of February 28, 2011, the adultBasic insurance program will exhaust its funding. As a result, adultBasic enrollees and those on the waitlist who have been paying for coverage WILL NOT have adultBasic coverage  beyond  Feb. 28, 2011. Letters are now going out to enrollees notifying them of the end of their coverage and offering information about other health care coverage options.

We urge those with adultBasic coverage who have doctor appointments or medical procedures scheduled after Feb. 28, 2011 to immediately contact their doctor or medical provider to reschedule their appointments before coverage ends. Those limited number of adultBasic enrollees who may be receiving inpatient treatment on Feb. 28 will continue to have coverage until they are discharged or for 90 days after coverage has ended (whichever comes first).

Please continue to refer back to this website for any additional updates or new information that we may have.

If you would like more information on the expiration of your adultBasic coverage
and your health insurance alternatives, please call 1-800-GO-BASIC
(1-800-462-2742) Monday - Friday,
7 a.m.
to  7 p.m., Saturday,  9 a.m.  to  3 p.m.
or chat online with an adultBasic representative.

Helpful Information: 

View Frequently Asked Questions about the adultBasic phase-out
View details about other health care options and how to apply
View a sample letter sent to enrollees on the phase-out of adultBasic

Recent News:

Feb. 4, 2011 -Secretary Sebelius denies requests to allow immediate access to PA Fair Care for adultBasic enrollees and declines to expand PA Fair Care funding

Jan. 24, 2011 - News Release: Corbett Administration Takes Steps to Expand PA Fair Care

Jan. 24, 2011 -Letter requesting HHS to waive PA Fair Care's six-month wait for eligibility for adultBasic enrollees

View archived information on the adultBasic insurance program

Si necesitas ayuda para traducir esta información, por favor comuniquese con Adulto Basico al: 1-800-462-2742 estamos disponibles de Lunes a Viernes desde las 7 a.m. hasta las 7 p.m., y los Sábados desde las 9 a.m. hasta las 3 p.m., y para los usuarios del sistema TTY deberán llamar al: 1-877-232-7640

From Independence Care to adultBasic Members:

The adultBasic program is ending February 28, 2011.

You have several alternatives for continuing to receive health coverage, including Special CareSM*, which is a low-cost product offered by Independence Blue Cross.

If you are considering enrolling in Special Care, please give careful consideration to the covered benefits under this program. For more information, please visit our Special Care website.

For adultBasic members who are applying for Special Care coverage by May 2, 2011, Independence Blue Cross will waive the pre-existing condition exclusion as well as the required income eligibility review.

We encourage you to review all health care coverage options available to help you make an informed decision about what plan best meets your health care needs and budget.

If you would like more information on the expiration of the adultBasic program and other health insurance alternatives, please visit and click on adultBasic, or call 1-800-GO-BASIC (1-800-462-2742), Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. or Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For additional health plan options for individuals and families offered by Independence Blue Cross, please visit