Beginning in February there will be an increase in some of the TRICARE Pharmacy copays. A breakdown of the new prices is as follows:
- If you purchase brand name medications at a retail network pharmacy you will pay $17 instead of $12.
- If you use the home delivery service for brand name medications you will pay $13 for a 90-day supply instead of $9.
- New copayments for non-formulary medications increase from $25 to $44 if purchased at retail pharmacies and $43 if you use the Home Delivery service.
No Change for Generics
Despite the price hike, the good news is that there is no price increase for generic medications that are purchased at a network pharmacy. You will still pay $5 when filling these prescriptions. Also, there is no copay if you fill your generic prescriptions through the TRICARE Pharmacy Home Delivery program. Furthermore, you'll still pay nothing if you fill your prescriptions through a pharmacy at a military hospital or clinic.
Additional information about this price increase is featured on the TRICARE Web site.
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