Time is now for movement out of retail

| December 4, 2015 | 0 Comments
Courtesy photo This month, TRICARE beneficiaries can move their prescriptions to either a military pharmacy or TRICARE home delivery. (Courtesy photo)

This month, TRICARE beneficiaries can move their prescriptions to either a military pharmacy or TRICARE home delivery. (Courtesy photo)

TRICARE
News Release
This December, TRICARE beneficiaries can take action to avoid paying more for some prescription drugs.

If you fill a prescription for a select brand name maintenance drug at a retail pharmacy, you may need to move your prescription to either a military pharmacy or TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery. If not, you may have to pay full cost of your prescription.

Beneficiaries can move their prescriptions by contacting the TRICARE pharmacy contactor, Express Scripts (ESI), at 1-877-363-1303 or by using ESI’s secure online portal.

If you are an active duty service member, live overseas, or if you have other prescription drug coverage, you can continue using retail pharmacies with no changes to your current copays.

The new rule began Oct. 1, but allows you to get two 30-day refills of an affected drug from a retail pharmacy. For many, those two refills will run out in December and their next prescription refill needs to be through Home Delivery or at a military pharmacy.

If you’re taking an affected drug, you should have received several notifications from ESI. You can also check by calling ESI at 1-877-363-1303.

TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery is a safe, convenient and low cost option to get maintenance drugs. You’ll save up to $176 a year for each brand name drug you switch from retail to Home Delivery. If you want to use a military pharmacy, make sure to check first to see if they carry your prescription.

TRICARE Online
If you are interested in learning more about the TRICARE pharmacy benefit, you can listen to the upcoming TRICARE pharmacy webinar, featuring Dr. George Jones, chief of Pharmacy Operations at the Defense Health Agency.
Tune in on Wednesday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. (Hawaii time). The webinar does not require prior registration.
For more information, visit www.tricare.mil/RxNewRules.

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