The following Preferred
Medication List/Formulary (PML) can assist
you in choosing a generic or brand-name medication. Please Note: This Preferred Medication List/Formulary does not apply to new individual and small group (Metallic) plans with effective dates 1/1/2014 and after. Refer to the health plan website for formulary information.
Medications - A large number of generic
medications are available. If you choose a generic,
you will most likely pay the least amount for these
medications. Generics provide the same high quality
and therapeutic benefit as brand-name medications, without
the brand-name price.
Medications - Brand-name medications listed
on the PML/Formulary are available at your brand copay
(or coinsurance) level. They are owned (protected by
patent) and manufactured by a specific company. When
the patent expires on a brand-name medication, that
medication can then be manufactured and distributed
by other companies.
PPACA Preventive Care Medication List (PDF) – Under the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, Regence covers certain preventive medications with a prescription, at 100% with no copay when you obtain medications from an in-network pharmacy. More information on PPACA Preventive Coverage is also available on Regence.com. This list is subject to change.
Coverage for Smoking Cessation (PDF)
Self-Administered Chemotherapeutic Medication List (PDF) – The following prescription drug medication list applies to patients whose diagnosis requires treatment through self-administered anticancer medication.
Options OTC Formulary - The following over-the-counter
products are covered for Asuris Northwest Health and Regence
BlueShield Healthy Options members only and are benefit
exclusions on most other plans.
Medication Cost Integration (MCI) Formulary - The following prescription drug and major medical medication lists apply to Regence members who have the MCI benefit.
Value-Based Benefits Medication List (PDF) (Not related to Health Care Reform.) - This standard drug list applies to Regence members who have a value-based or rewards-based medication benefit. This list does not pertain to provisions of federal health care reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Value-Plus Medication List (PDF) - This enhanced drug list applies to Regence members who have a Value-Plus medication benefit. This list covers therapeutic categories that are also covered under the Value-Based Medication list but includes medications and therapeutic categories not available in the standard plans. This list does not pertain to provisions of federal health care reform, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Optimum Value Medication List (PDF) - You may not need to meet any deductible, or even have any financial responsibility depending on your specific benefits, when you fill prescriptions on this list. It includes generic medications and formulary brand-name medications specifically designated for treatment of chronic diseases.
Any medication not listed on the PML is not on the formulary.
If you have a three-tier
copay/coinsurance plan, the non-formulary medication
is only available at the highest copayment or at your own
expense if you have a closed
View a list of Alternatives
to Non-Formulary Medications.
If you have questions about your prescription benefits, please call the number on the back of you member card, or the TTY line for people with hearing impairments at 711, a free service provided by the Public Utility Commission.
We encourage you to share this information with your doctor
and other medical providers.