Columbia County Human Resources and Payroll
  401 State Street
Hudson, NY 12534
            Phone: 518-828-4086 
Fax: 518-828-1991

E911 (Council 82)


Starting January 1, 2023, CDPHP/Capital Rx will be our new  pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) replacing ProAct. PBMs manage prescription drug benefits on behalf of health insurers. You’ll continue to have access to national pharmacy chains and supermarkets, including CVS, Walgreens, Walmart, Rite Aid, Price Chopper/Market 32, Hannaford, Kinney Drugs, and Wegmans, as well as most other pharmacies you’ve had in the past.


Because of this change, you will receive a new CDPHP member ID card in the mail which includes new pharmacy claim processing information. Be sure to use the new ID card at your pharmacy and doctor’s office starting January 1, 2023.


After January 1, 2023, you can view your prescription benefit coverage details by logging in to your member account at

Also, after January 1, 2023, 

Manage Prescriptions in the Palm of Your Hand

Download the CDPHP ConnectRx, On the Go app to change pharmacies quickly and easily, plus view prescriptions and cost-saving alternatives. To download the app, text RX to 237471.

Benefit eligible employees will use the forms and guidelines below for their health, dental and vision insurance. PLEASE NOTE: If you are adding dependents to ANY of your insurance coverage, you MUST supply Birth and Marriage Certificates for each dependent.

Health Insurance Information

Columbia County offers Capital District Physicians Health Plan (CDPHP) as our health insurance provider (for prescription coverage, see ProAct). Questions regarding CDPHP health insurance, buyouts, and all other questions may be directed to Human Resources at 518-828-4086or at the CDPHP website

CDPHP Summary of Benefits
CDPHP Application
Health Insurance Buyout Form
Click HERE to find out more about the "Transparency in Coverage" rule and the machine-readable file posting requirement, then click on the medical cost transparency tool.  

Prescription Information

Columbia County now offers prescription coverage through CDPHP.  You can direct questions regarding prescription coverage to the CDPHP Pharmacy at              1-888-292-6330 or visit the website at Please click on the links below for other information: 

CDHPH Penny a Pill
CDPHP Specialty Drug Flyer
CDPHP 2023 Drug Formulary
Click here for your Mail Order needs

CanaRx Formulary and Forms (Columbia County Meds)*
*Columbia County Meds/CanaRx has a new website!  Please visit their new website at this link above. From there you can choose "view your plan" on the top right side, and enter COLCNTY for our plan. The formulary is listed on this website.

Watch the CanaRx video here 

Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs) are reimbursement accounts that allow you to pay for certain eligible expenses with tax-free dollars.

Health Equity FSA Flyer
Health Equity FSA Application
Assistance with Setting Up Your Health Equity Account