Drugs covered by Medicare plans

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Drugs covered by Medicare plans

Which drugs are covered by my Medicare Advantage plans?


Medicare formularies

A formulary is the list of prescription drugs covered by ConnectiCare under your plan. If a drug is not in the formulary, then it is not covered (exceptions may apply). A complete list of covered drugs is available below.

  • 2020 ConnectiCare Medicare Advantage drug formulary

    Document Last Update: 08/2020, H3528_128286_C

  • 2020 ConnectiCare Choice Dual (HMO D-SNP) Plan drug formulary

    Document Last Update: 08/2020, H3276_128287_C

  • 2020 ConnectiCare Medicare Advantage Formulary Changes

    We make updates to our drug lists during the year. We highlight those changes for your convenience in this document.

    Document Last Update: 08/2020, Y0026_200180_C


  • Prior authorization list

    Prior authorization means that you will need to get approval from your plan before you fill your prescriptions. If you do not get an approval, your plan may not cover the drug. Here’s a list of drugs that require prior authorization.

    Document Last Update: 08/2020, Y0026_200168_C

  • Step therapy

    Step therapy means you may need to try a different or more common drug first. This document lists the drugs that require step therapy.

    Document Last Update: 08/2020, Y0026_200169_C


  • ConnectiCare Passage Plan 1 (HMO), ConnectiCare Flex Plan 3 (HMO-POS), ConnectiCare Choice Plan 3 (HMO)

  • ConnectiCare Choice Plan 1 (HMO), ConnectiCare Flex Plan 1 (HMO-POS), ConnectiCare Flex Plan 2 (HMO-POS)

  • ConnectiCare Choice Dual (HMO D-SNP) Plan

 

Coverage determination

You have the right to request a coverage determination, including the rights to:

  • request an exception,

  • request prior authorization, step therapy and/or quantity limits approval, or

  • get a non-preferred drug at a better out-of-pocket cost

Initial coverage determination is the process we use to decide whether we will cover the Part D drug based on one or more of the following factors and what the cost-sharing amounts will be:

  • medical necessity;

  • drugs not on the formulary;

  • drugs provided by an out-of-network pharmacy;

  • drugs that are benefit exclusions; and

  • drugs requested as exceptions.

You may call our member services at 1-800-224-2273 (TTY: 711) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. seven days a week. Or you can use the prescription drug coverage determination (Y0026_128075_C) form. (solicitud de determinacion de cobertura de medicamentos de receta de Medicare)

You can submit your request for a prescription drug coverage determination to us in one of the following ways:

 

CALL

1-800-224-2273 (TTY: 711) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. seven days a week

 

FAX

1-877-300-9695

 

WRITE

ConnectiCare
Attn: Pharmacy Services
55 Water Street 
New York, NY 10041

Formulary Exceptions

An exception is a type of coverage determination. You may ask for an exception if you need a drug that is not on our list of covered drugs. You may also ask for an exception to rules, such as a limit on the quantity of a drug.

If you think you need an exception, contact us before you try to fill your prescription at a pharmacy. Your doctor must provide a statement to support your exception request. If we deny coverage for your prescription drug(s), you have the right to appeal and ask us to review our decision.

Remember, you can check to see if your drug is on our drug list (formulary) by using the Price-a-drug tool above.

If your medication is not included in the formulary, you should contact us to ask if your medication is covered by your benefit. If you learn that ConnectiCare does not cover your drug, you have two options:

  1. You can ask member services for a list of similar drugs that we cover. Then show the list to your doctor and ask for a prescription for a similar drug that we cover.

  2. Or, you can ask us to make a prescription drug coverage determination (solicitud de determinacion de cobertura de medicamentos de receta de Medicare).

 

CALL

1-800-224-2273 (TTY: 711) between 8:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m. seven days a week.

ADDITional resources

Medicare forms and documents

Find more helpful information and documents for your Medicare coverage. 

additional resources

Additional pharmacy information

Find additional resources for your prescription coverage, including information on drug coverage determinations. 

Last update 07/29/2020

Y0026_200218_C

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