CVS Caremark, on behalf of RCBP administers your prescription benefit plan. Be sure to share the Prescription Drug Guides with your doctor when a drug is prescribed. If you have questions about your prescription benefit plan, call 1-800-292-4182 (TTY:711).
- RCBP’s formulary/drug guide is an important part of your prescription benefit program. The list includes preferred and non-preferred brand name drugs. Please note that the list changes quarterly and is not meant to be a complete list of drugs covered under your plan.
- The drugs in the Prescription Drug Guides have been reviewed by members of the CVS Caremark Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee, composed of doctors and pharmacists. Drugs are assigned to a category based on their clinical effectiveness, safety and cost. The categories offer you a choice of medications, but the cost to you may vary depending on the category into which the medication is placed.
- Your prescription benefit plan may not cover certain products, even if they appear in the Prescription Drug Guide. Please check your prescription benefit plan to review coinsurance, exclusions and limitations.
- The drug guide is not intended as a substitute for your doctor’s professional judgment. It’s offered as a tool to help you and your doctor treat your condition and control your medical costs. If you have questions about how your prescription benefit plan works, just call us using the toll-free number listed on your ID card.
Choosing Generic Medications
Why choose generic drugs?
Generic drugs offer a safe and economic way to meet your prescription drug needs. Generic products must meet rigorous standards established by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). They’re required to have same active ingredient, strength, and dosage form as the brand name product.
Generic drugs actually work just as well as their brand-name drugs. They just cost less. And generics are available for many brand-name drugs. So, when you need a new prescription, ask your doctor if a generic equivalent can be prescribed.