Take Command: Increases to TRICARE Pharmacy Copayments Coming Feb. 1, 2018
On Feb. 1, 2018, copayments for prescription drugs at
<https://www.tricare.mil/homedelivery> TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and
retail pharmacies will increase. These changes are required by law and
affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.
While retail pharmacy and home delivery copayments will increase,
prescriptions filled at <https://tricare.mil/militarypharmacy> military
pharmacies remain available at no cost. You can save the most money by
filling your prescriptions at military pharmacies.
"Military pharmacies and TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery will remain the
lowest cost pharmacy option for TRICARE beneficiaries," said U.S. Air Force
Lt. Col. Ann McManis, Pharmacy Operations Division at the Defense Health
Using home delivery, the copayments for a 90-day supply of generic formulary
drugs will increase from $0 to $7. For brand-name formulary drugs,
copayments will increase from $20 to $24, and copayments for non-formulary
drugs without a medical necessity will increase from $49 to $53.
NOTE: Non-formulary drug: A drug in a therapeutic class that isn't as
clinically or cost-effective as other drugs in the same class. You pay a
higher cost share for these drugs.
At a retail network pharmacy, copayments for a 30-day supply of generic
formulary drugs will increase from $10 to $11 and from $24 to $28 for
brand-name formulary drugs.
In some cases, survivors of active duty service members may be eligible for
lower cost-sharing amounts.
TRICARE groups pharmacy drugs into three categories: generic formulary,
brand-name formulary and non-formulary. You pay the least for generic
formulary drugs and the most for non-formulary drugs, regardless of whether
you get them from home delivery or a retail pharmacy.
To see the new TRICARE pharmacy copayments, visit
www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts <http://www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts> . To
learn more about the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, or move your prescriptions to
home delivery, visit <http://www.tricare.mil/pharmacy>
Last Updated 12/14/2017
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