We may make certain changes to our formulary during the year. Changes in the formulary may affect which drugs are covered and how much you will pay when filling your prescription. The kinds of formulary changes we may make include:
If we remove drugs from the formulary, or add prior authorizations, quantity limits and/or step therapy restrictions on a drug, or move a drug to a higher cost-sharing tier, and you are taking the drug affected by the change, you will be permitted to continue taking that drug for the remainder of the Plan year. However, if a brand name drug is replaced with a new generic drug, or our formulary is changed as a result of new information on a drug’s safety or effectiveness, you may be affected by this change. We will notify you of the change at least 60 days before the date that the change becomes effective or provide you with a 60-day supply at the pharmacy. This will give you an opportunity to work with your physician to switch to an appropriate drug that we cover or request a formulary exception before the change to the formulary takes effect. If a drug is removed from our formulary because the drug has been recalled from the pharmacies, we will not give 60 days notice before removing the drug from the formulary. Instead, we will remove the drug from our formulary immediately and notify members taking the drug about the change as soon as possible.
This page was last updated:7/10/2019