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Statins will be covered as preventive for commercial plans only, starting Nov. 1


Generic versions of statin medications will be covered with no cost-share for your patients if the drugs are prescribed to prevent cardiovascular disease for individuals who may be at high risk. This is the result of new federal guidelines and is effective Nov. 1, 2017.

Here’s the information you need to know:

  • Who’s covered?
    • Adults age 40 to 75 years old with one or more cardiovascular risk factors, such as dyslipidemia or diabetes
    • ConnectiCare patients with commercial plans, including employer and individual policies
  • What’s covered?
    • Select generic strengths of low- to moderate-dose statins for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease
  • Examples
    • atorvastatin
    • fluvastatin
    • lovastatin
    • pravastatin
    • rosuvastatin
    • simvastatin