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Increases to Tricare pharmacy copayments coming Feb. 1

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By Tricare

Increases to Tricare pharmacy copayments coming Feb. 1

Copayments for prescription drugs at Tricare Pharmacy Home Delivery and retail pharmacies will increase Feb. 1. 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 military pharmacies remain available at no cost. Defense Health Agency officials urge patients to get prescriptions filled at military pharmacies as a result.

“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 Agency.

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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.

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. Patients pay the least for generic formulary drugs and the most for non-formulary drugs, regardless of whether they get them from home delivery or a retail pharmacy.

To see the new Tricare pharmacy copayments, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacycosts. To learn more about the Tricare Pharmacy Program or to move prescriptions to home delivery, visit www.tricare.mil/pharmacy. n