Your BCBSIL HMO benefits also cover prescription drugs. Not all drugs are covered. You can visit our website to view the list of prescriptions your plan covers. This list is called a preferred drug list. You can also have your doctor check before writing a prescription. To look for your medicines, you will need to know:
- The medicine's exact name
- The dose you take
- How many pills your doctor often prescribes for you
While costs can vary depending on your benefit plan, you usually pay less for generic drugs and more for brand name drugs. Your plan may cover some of the costs of drugs not on your preferred drug list. You can learn more by looking in your benefit book, or calling the customer service number on the back of your ID card.
Your prescription drug benefits through BCBSIL is based on the Generics Plus Drug List, which is a list of preferred drugs considered to be safe and cost-effective. It covers drugs for the major drug classes, but includes mostly generic drugs and fewer brand-name drugs.
View your current drug list: