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Prescription Drug

If you are an eligible Active member, Retiree, spouse or child, you can get prescription drugs exclusively through CVS/Caremark by mail or from a CVS/pharmacy Network Pharmacy. CVS/Caremark includes about 80 percent of the pharmacies in Connecticut and nationwide.

The prescription drug Plan utilizes a three tiered co-pay system, which applies the lowest fees to generic drugs, the next lowest to formulary drugs for which CVS/Caremark provides preferential pricing, and the highest for brand name drugs not included in the formulary.

Specialty Drugs: Specialty drugs are specialized drug therapies developed for chronic, complex illnesses that require special handling and are often administered via injection. Such drugs are often prescribed for treatment of cancer and multiple sclerosis and cannot be obtained through our retail pharmacy network. Instead, they must be ordered through CVS/Caremark's Specialty Pharmacy by calling toll free 800-237-2767.

Effective 1/1/2012 the Plan is utilizing the following CVS/Caremark Programs: Mandatory Mail Order with Maintenance Choice and the Generic Step Therapy Program.

To locate a CVS/Caremark pharmacy, call toll-free 888-790-8084 or visit their Web site at www.caremark.com


Retail Pharmacy - 30 day supply*Mail-Order - 90 days (3 months) supply*
Generic Co-payment - lesser of drug cost or $15Generic Co-payment - lesser of drug cost or $25
Brand (Formulary) Co-payment - lesser of drug cost or $30Brand (Formulary) Co-payment - lesser of drug cost or $55
Brand (Non-Formulary) Co-payment - lesser of drug cost or $45Brand (Non-Formulary) Co-payment - lesser of drug cost or $85