TRICARE increases to pharmacy copayments Military Health System

| February 23, 2018 | 0 Comments



News Release
As of Feb 1, copayments for prescription drugs at TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies have increased.

These changes are required by law and affect TRICARE beneficiaries who are not active duty service members.

While retail pharmacy and home delivery copayments have increased, prescriptions filled at 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 Air Force Lt. Col. Ann McManis, Pharmacy Operations Division at the Defense Health Agency.

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Using home delivery, the copayments for a 90-day supply of generic formulary drugs increased from $0 to $7. For brand-name formulary drugs, copayments increased from $20 to $24, and copayments for non-formulary drugs without a medical necessity increased from $49 to $53.

At a retail network pharmacy, copayments for a 30-day supply of generic formulary drugs increased 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.



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To see the new TRICARE pharmacy copayments, visit To learn more about the TRICARE Pharmacy Program, or move your prescriptions to home delivery, visit


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