Some changes have come to TRICARE, but your US Family Health Plan coverage stays steady and secure.
As a result of federal legislation, pharmacy copayments for prescriptions available through US Family Health Plan have changed starting February 1, 2018.
Copayments for medications have increased
Copayments for medications have increased, regardless of whether you purchase the medications through Home Delivery (maintenance medications), at our Brighton Marine or Hanscom AFB pharmacies, or at a retail pharmacy (one-time or urgent medications).
These increases affect all members except for medically retired beneficiaries and family members of medically retired beneficiaries, who will continue to pay the earlier (2016/2017) rates.
Home Delivery, Brighton Marine and Hanscom Pharmacies
Maintenance medications (up to a 90-day supply)
Generic: formerly $0, now $7
Brand-name: formerly $20, now $24
Non-formulary: formerly $49, now $53
One-time or urgent medications (up to 30-day supply)
Generic: formerly $10, now $11
Brand-name: formerly $24, now $28
Non-formulary: formerly $50, now $53
The following changes, which are also the result of federal legislation, were recently announced. These changes, which do not apply to US Family Health Plan members age 65 or over, include:
- Consolidation of the TRICARE North and South regions into TRICARE East while TRICARE West remains mostly the same, with new contractors administering these regions. (Although US Family Health Plan is part of the TRICARE system, we will continue to operate separately and independently of the regional contractors.)
- A new TRICARE Select program.
- An annual Open Enrollment period that will take place from November 13 through December 11, 2017 for 2018.
- A Plan Year that runs from January 1 through December 31
If you have any questions, please call Member Services at 1.800.818.8589.