Some covered medications have additional requirements or limits on coverage.
Limits on coverage include prior authorization, step therapy and quantity limits.
If a medication you are taking has prior authorization, step therapy requirements or quantity limitations, please download and complete the specific drug's prior authorization form, and ask your doctor or other prescriber to fax it to us at 1-855-668-8552.
Some covered drugs require approval in advance to get coverage. Prior approval is used for drugs that are and are not on our formulary. Some medications are covered only if your doctor or other network provider gets a prior authorization from us. Covered medications that need prior authorization are marked in the formulary.
2021 Prior Authorization Criteria
Prior to receiving coverage, a trial of another medication(s) is necessary. A Prior Authorization form may be required. Some medications do not require a PA form/exception request if the prior medication(s) have been filled within the pharmacy claims system.
2021 Step Therapy Criteria
2021 Step B therapy medical list | Exception to coverage Step B therapy form
Generally, if you are taking a medication on our formulary that was covered at the beginning of the year, we will not discontinue or reduce coverage of that medication during the coverage year except when a new, less expensive generic medication becomes available or when information is released that calls into question the safety or effectiveness of a medication. Other types of formulary changes, such as removing a medication from our formulary, will not affect members who are currently taking that medication. It will remain available at the same cost-sharing for the remainder of the coverage year, except for in cases in which you can save additional money or we can ensure your safety.