The Formulary is the list of drugs covered by your SCAN plan. The list can be updated as often as monthly as new medications are added, or if we are replacing a brand-name medication with a newly approved generic. Find monthly updates on the SCAN website. Other changes are made at the beginning of each new year. For example, a drug may move from one tier to another, or it might be taken off the list completely.
That’s why it’s so important to take a good look at the SCAN Health Plan Formulary for 2020 with these questions in mind:
Will the medications I take now still be on the Formulary next year? Check the 2020 Formulary on SCAN’s website to find out. If your drug isn’t on the list for 2020, talk to your pharmacist or doctor soon. Chances are there is another drug on the Formulary that will work for you. And you don’t want to wait until you’re almost out of your current drug to get a prescription for a new one.
Will my medication be on a different tier in 2020? Again, check the 2020 Formulary. If the tier changes, the cost may change, too.
Are there any new restrictions on my medications? For some medications, there are limits on how much of the drug can be filled, or it might be that you or your doctor will need to get approval from SCAN first.
Questions on your prescription drug coverage or any of your 2020 benefits? Our Member Service Advocates are available 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., seven days a week. See the back of this newsletter for how to reach them.