Health & Welfare
prescription drug benefit is another provision of your health &
welfare coverage. It is designed to cover medications
prescribed by your health care provider and dispensed at a pharmacy.
Plan has negotiated prices for most medications purchased from a
pharmacy that is a member of the Caremark network.
price is usually lower than retail.
There are two
ways to buy prescription drugs:
The Plan covers up
to a 30-day supply of medication from a retail pharmacy. This benefit
is designed for short-term or single use medications.
Mail Order Pharmacy
The Plan covers up to a
90-day supply of medication from a mail-order pharmacy. This benefit
is designed for long-term or maintenance medications. Using
via mail or internet,
you may receive a 90-day supply for the price of 60-days!
The Plan allows for
you to refill your prescriptions after 2/3 of the prescribed dosage
has been used.
Co-Payments and Maximums for Plan 500, Medical Plans
551-554, COBRA Plans 590-593,570, and all Retiree Plans
co-payment amounts are as follows:
Type of Prescription
(30 day supply)
(90 day supply)
| Brand (no
| Brand (generic
out-of-pocket limit for prescription drugs is $750 per person or
$1500 per family. Should you select a brand name medication
when a generic is available, your prescription will not be covered
by the Plan. If you do not use your ID card, or use
a non-member pharmacy, the
difference between the retail charge and the contracted rate will
not apply to your out-of–pocket maximum.