Pharmacy Information About our pharmacy network Drug Formulary Information
Get the most coverage for your prescription drugs by using a pharmacy that's in our network. Choose from the following options:
- Find a Pharmacy Near You (2018)
- CVS Specialty Pharmacy for Basic Blue Rx
- Specialty pharmacy focuses on the long-term, complex treatment of chronically ill patients where treatment often involves high cost or complex drugs used to treat complex conditions.
Request a pharmacy directory by phone or online using the information below. Printed copies are sent by mail at no charge to you.
Search a list of prescription drugs covered by our Medicare plans also called a formulary. Choose from the following options:
- Search the Drug Formulary (2018)
- Drug formulary (PDF download)
- Have a printed copy mailed to you. Order online or call customer service at, 1-877-376-2185; TTY users call: 711
- Covered Over-the-Counter Insulin and Insulin Administration
About the drug formulary
Our drug formulary is a list of drugs selected for their value and effectiveness. The list is selected by Basic Blue Rx in consultation with a team of professional health care providers. The formulary represents prescription therapies believed to be a necessary part of a quality treatment program. Basic Blue Rx will generally cover the drugs listed in the formulary as long as the drug is medically necessary, the prescription is filled at a network pharmacy and other plan rules are followed.
How much will I pay for my Basic Blue Rx covered drugs?
In order to receive maximum benefits from your coverage, the drugs you purchase must be included in the formulary and your prescriptions should be filled at any of our network pharmacies. However, your costs may be even less for your covered drugs if you use a network pharmacy that offers preferred cost sharing rather than a pharmacy that offers standard cost sharing.
What if my drug is not on the formulary?
Talk to your doctor if your drug isn't on the formulary. He or she may be able to prescribe a different drug for you that is covered by the plan. If an alternative drug is not available or will not be as effective, your doctor can submit a formulary exception form to ask that the drug be covered.
Can the formulary change?
Yes, drugs may be added or removed during the year. If we remove drugs from our formulary or add restrictions to the drug, such as prior authorization, quantity limits and/or step therapy, or move a drug to a higher level in the formulary, we will notify members who take the drug at least 60 days before the change becomes effective. We may also notify members when they request a refill, at which time they would receive a 60-day supply of the drug. If the Food and Drug Administration deems a drug on our formulary to be unsafe or the drugs manufacturer removes the drug from the market, we will immediately remove the drug from our formulary and provide notice to members who take the drug.
About our pharmacy network page top
Basic Blue Rx is supported by CVS/caremark1. Once enrolled, you’ll have access to a nationwide network of pharmacies that include major chains as well as neighborhood pharmacies. You may go to any of our network pharmacies. However, your costs may be even less for your covered drugs if you use a network pharmacy that offers preferred cost sharing rather than a pharmacy that offers standard cost sharing.
1 CVS Caremark Part D Services is an independent company providing pharmacy benefit management services.