CVS/caremark, on behalf of RCBP administers your Prescription Benefit program. Please show the Prescription Drug Guide to your doctor when you or another covered family member visit your doctor. If you have questions about your prescription benefit plan, call 1-800-292-4182.
- 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 formulary have been reviewed by members 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.
- Carry the Drug Guide with you to doctor’s office visits and show it to your doctor when he or she is prescribing your medication. Your doctor will be able to see which medications are preferred for each drug category. Keep in mind, the use of generic drugs costs you less then name brand prescriptions.
- 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 work just as well as their brand name counterparts, but cost less. Generic substitutions are available for many brand name drugs. Next time your doctor writes a prescription, ask if a generic equivalent can be prescribed. Choosing a generic could save you money.