[HEALTH.MIL] Small Increase to TRICARE Pharmacy Copays

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  • Date: Mon, 2 Feb 2015 14:30:43 -0600

Small Increase to TRICARE Pharmacy Copays Begins February 1, 2015 


New copayments for prescription drugs covered by TRICARE (went) into effect
February 1, 2015. The Fiscal Year 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA)
requires TRICARE to increase most pharmacy copays by $3. Drugs from military
pharmacies and generic drugs from TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery still cost
beneficiaries $0. 

TRICARE pharmacy copays vary based on the class of drug and where beneficiaries
choose to fill their prescriptions. Home Delivery copays for formulary brand
name drugs are going from $13 to $16, and for non-formulary from $43 to $46. You
can get up to a 90-day supply of drugs through Home Delivery. At the retail
pharmacy network, copays for generic formulary drugs go from $5 to $8, brand
name formulary go from $17 to $20 and non-formulary from $44 to $47. You can get
up to a 30-day supply of drugs at retail pharmacies. 

Some pharmacy copays are not changing in 2015. Military pharmacies remain the
lowest cost option for beneficiaries, with no cost for drugs, and generic
formulary medications at Home Delivery remain $0.
<http://www.tricare.mil/homedelivery> Home Delivery is a low cost, safe and
convenient way for TRICARE beneficiaries to get their maintenance medications.
Copays at non-network retail pharmacies will also change, based on the changes
to retail copays. For more details, visit the
<http://www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts> TRICARE pharmacy costs page. 

These changes in the NDAA overrule previous rules passed by Congress in 2013
that connected TRICARE pharmacy copays to the retiree cost of living adjustment


SOURCE:  TRICARE News Release at




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