Department of Management Services

Prescription Drug Plan

The pharmacy benefits manager for the State Employees’ Prescription Drug Plan is CVS/caremark. For information about CVS/caremark’s mail-order process, call 888-766-5490 or visit www.caremark.com/sofrxplan. Create your CVS/caremark account at www.caremark.com to monitor your prescriptions and access other important account and health care information.

Prescription drug costs differ depending on what health plan you decide to enroll in and whether the prescription drug is a generic, a preferred brand-name or a non-preferred brand-name. You may get up to a 30-day supply at network retail pharmacies and up to a 90-day supply at mail order (Adobe PDF Document 490.90 KB) or at participating 90-day maintenance at retail pharmacies.

This chart shows the cost savings of using generics, mail order or a participating 90-day maintenance at retail pharmacy for maintenance medications.*

  Standard PPO** and Standard HMOs High Deductible HMO and PPO**
  Retail (30-day)  Mail Order (90-day) and Retail (90-day) Retail (30-day); Mail Order (90-day) and Retail (90-day)***
Generic $7 $14 30%
Preferred Brand-Name**** $30 $60 30%
Non-preferred Brand-Name $50 $100 50%

*Maintenance Drugs - Prescriptions commonly used to treat conditions that are considered chronic or long-term. These conditions usually require regular, on-going use of the drugs. Examples of maintenance drugs are those used to treat high blood pressure, heart disease, asthma and diabetes.

**If you are enrolled in the PPO Plan, you must fill your maintenance medications through the mail-order pharmacy or a participating 90-day retail pharmacy after three fills at a 30-day retail pharmacy.

***Member cost of prescription after satisfying the appropriate individual or family annual deductible.

**** If you request a preferred brand-name drug when a generic is available, you must pay the difference between the generic cost and the preferred brand-name cost, plus the appropriate brand copayment or coinsurance. If your physician writes on the prescription that the preferred brand-name drug is medically necessary or "dispense as written" and the reason, you pay only the appropriate brand copayment or coinsurance.

Compounded Medications

Learn more about compounded medications and what’s covered.

Get More for Less

Use the mail order (Adobe PDF Document 490.90 KB) pharmacy or a participating 90-day maintenance at retail pharmacy to receive up to a 90-day supply of maintenance medication for the same cost as two prescriptions at a 30-day retail pharmacy. 

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Download CVS/caremark's smartphone app to manage your account, see your ID card and more.